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Liquid Assets Report

Dublin Shell to Sea

All you need to know about Ireland's oil and gas resources

'Liquid Assets' is a definitive guide to Ireland's oil and gas resources and how the State manages them, published by Dublin Shell to Sea.  One element of this 44-page information booklet is a groundbreaking map, showing for the first time all the known prospects and discoveries in Irish territory, together with tables listing the relevant exploration companies' own estimates for how much oil and gas these licensed areas contain. 

The map and tables – the product of months of painstaking research – are backed by an extensive online spreadsheet, which contains detailed sources and further information and which will be up-dated as companies release new figures.

You can download the following documents here:

  • Sources Spreadsheet: contains extensive background information about the 69 areas shown on the map and lists sources.
  • Liquid Assets: PDF of 44-page report/booklet
  • Map of oil and gas exploration in Irish territory
  • Tables summarising key information about licensed areas, including company estimates.

These reveal the true extent of exploration in our waters. The total of the estimates issued by exploration companies for their licensed areas in Irish territory is 20,964 million (i.e. almost 21 billion) barrels of oil equivalent and belies the oil industry's repeated claims that Ireland's offshore is an "unproven territory" with scant exploration taking place. 

Posted Date: 
9 September 2012

Paul Murphy MEP to launch report revealing total estimates for Irish oil/gas fields


-- Paul Murphy MEP to launch groundbreaking report on Irish oil and gas --

What: 'Liquid Assets' - a definitive guide to Ireland’s oil and gas resources

Who: Paul Murphy MEP to launch

Where: Buswell's Hotel, Kildare St, Dublin

When: Monday, 10th September, 2012

Time: 11a.m. 

Groundbreaking research to be published in a report on Monday reveals the duplicity of the oil industry. Oil companies claim Ireland’s offshore is ‘unproven’, with almost no exploration taking place and with little or no chance of success. On this basis, they insist Minister Rabbitte must continue issuing licences on the extremely ‘attractive’ terms introduced by Ray Burke 20 years ago. 

Providence’s recent announcement that the Barryroe field contains up to 1.6 billion barrels of oil provides a glimpse of the true picture. The big question is: what is the total of all the geological estimates issued by exploration companies for their licensed areas in Irish territory? 

The answer is a staggering figure, the result of months of painstaking research by campaigners, who trawled through figures issued by oil exploration companies. The figure will be revealed at Monday’s press launch of ‘Liquid Assets’, a definitive guide to the issues around Ireland’s hydrocarbon resources and how the State manages them. 

The Elephant and the Mouse

Joe Murray - Mayo News

It would appear that Fr Kevin Hegarty occupies the same delusional world as Christy Mahon, whom he quotes in his Second Reading column in the Mayo News of August 14, if he believes that coverage of the Corrib Gas conflict is unbalanced in favour of the community rather than Shell and its apologists. The evidence of Shell’s well-oiled and well-balanced propaganda machine – of which he is an enthusiastic cog- spinning stories aimed at undermining the courageous and legitimate opposition of the local community to this destructive project is clear for all to see.

That Fr Kevin Hegarty is happy to collude with this discredited company is extraordinary. In doing so he conveniently chooses to forget the fate of Ken Saro Wiwa and his colleagues who paid with their lives for standing up to Shell and who are appropriately memorialised at the gates of the refinery in Ballinaboy.

Posted Date: 
4 September 2012

Banner Blitz for last three All-Ireland Semi-Finals

For the last 3 weekends in a row, Shell to Sea campaigners have travelled from Mayo and around the country to spread the message on the Great Oil and Gas Giveaway to people attending the All Ireland semi-finals. The games with the banners were the Tipperary vs Kilkenny, Donegal vs Cork and Dublin vs Mayo games.

Posted Date: 
4 September 2012

Pat Rabbitte disrupted at energy conference


This morning members of Rossport Solidarity Camp disrupted Pat Rabbitte while he spoke at a conference at the Science Gallery in Dublin entitled "The Future of Energy: Dreams and Responsibilities"[1]


Banners reading "Shell's Pet Rabbit" and "Corrib is not a Dream - It's a Nightmare" were held up just as Pat Rabbitte began speaking. After the banners were forcibly removed Pat Rabbitte was challenged on ignoring his responsibilities to the community in Mayo, that are facing a daily Shell occupation.[2]

Posted Date: 
31 August 2012
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