"The government has relinquished control over the offshore areas of our industry. Norway was tough regarding oil companies from the start. You now have an almost embarrassingly large pension fund. The situation for Irish communities, however, is as in Ogoniland in Nigeria - oil is a curse,”
ccording to the QRA (Quantitative Risk Assessment) issued by Shell the pressure in the Corrib pipeline will be up to 345 bar. Mr Dempsey says that a person will be safe 200 feet away from this. In Carlsbad New Mexico, in August 2000, a clean gas pipeline ruptured at 45 bar pressure and incinerated 12 people 676 feet away. Is Minister Dempsey mad?