Skip to main content

Shell Corrib Gas Project in Ireland on shaky ground

By: 
John Donovan - RoyalDutchShellPLC.com

EMAIL RECEIVED FROM MAURA HARRINGTON SPOKESPERSON OF “SHELL TO SEA” CAMPAIGN: SHELL CORRIB GAS PROJECT IN IRELAND ON SHAKY GROUND


Further interesting developments on the west coast!

This morning registered a 4.0 magnitude earthquake off Belmullet. This occurred in the general area of the Corrib Field and at a depth too close to the reservoir for any complacency.

Shell had hydrotested the offshore pipeline over the weekend and, while I’m by no means saying that Shell is the cause of the earthquake it is not unreasonable to wonder what the effect of this has on ALL their offshore Corrib installations.

Below link to Irish Times article where ‘Shell’s pet Rabbitte’ feels the need to say there is ‘no link’ with Corrib!

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2012/0606/breaking22.html

As things now stand, Shell’s proposed Corrib project is made up as follows:

the wellhead is in an earthquake zone

the landfall is in a landslide zone

the refinery is in a bog and may, or may not, be subsiding.

‘Nuff said!

Maura Harrington

Posted Date: 
8 June 2012