"The Government have clearly sent the message to Shell, ‘you can do whatever you want’. Fortunately due to protest, the refinery remains unconnected to the gas field. If, as Shell planned, gas had been flowing by now, we would potentially all be dealing with a gas leak and explosion.”
Retiring ESB's Chief Executive, Padraig McManus spoke on Today with Pat Kenny this morning. Here is the exchange on Corrib made 54:40 into the show.
Pat Kenny - "What about the Corrib, Corrib Gas, that is a natural resource and it has, ah, at the moment a significant life and there may be more 'stuff' out there .."
Padraig McManus - "Yes, and but, but, but, it's an international commodity you know, Corrib, we are not going to get Corrib Gas cheaper than gas from anywhere else, you know gas is an international commodity so we'll pay the same price as getting it it from the UK".