Corrib Gas Pipeline Re-Application

Corrib Gas Pipeline Re-Application - Decision

Corrib Gas Field Development Project - Application Under S40 of the Gas Act as Amended for the Consent to Construct an Upstream Gas Pipeline
Corrib Gas Field Development Project - Addendum of Revisions to the Approved Plan of Development

Letter of Consent - Consent to Construct an Upstream Gas Pipeline
Letter of Consent - Addendum of Revisions to the approved Plan of Development
Review of the 2010 Corrib Gas Pipeline - EIS Submission (Environ Report)
Report for Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources - Corrib Pipeline (Entec Report)
Corrib Gas Field - Consent to Construct Upstream Line Works (Petroleum Affairs Division Technical Section Recommendation)
Corrib Gas Field - Plan of Development Addendum (Petroleum Affairs Division Technical Section Recommendation)

To assist the public in understanding the decision to grant consent to the application to construct the Corrib Gas Pipeline, the submission to the Minister which sets out the assessment process and recommendation to the Minister is at the following link:

Submission & Appendices to Minister

Additional Assessment documents

On 2 November 2009 An Bord Pleanála informed the developers of the Corrib Gas Project that it could not approve the application to the Board made under the Strategic Infrastructure Act and invited Shell to modify the pipeline route.

Shell now propose a route modification along the lines suggested by an Bord Pleanála and have submitted a new application under Section 40 of the Gas Act 1976 with supporting EIS. This modified route also results in a new application for a Foreshore Licence from the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.

As part of SEPIL's 2010 application to An Bord Pleanála, an Oral Hearing commenced in Belmullet, Co. Mayo on 24 August 2010. The following are the Opening and Closing Statements made at the Oral Hearing on behalf of the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources:

Opening Statements

Closing Statements

National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI)

The Department's opening statement references the advice of the National Standards Authority of Ireland's advice with regard to what the appropriate standard(s) to apply to the design and construction of High Pressure untreated Natural Gas Pipelines are. This advice is attached below.