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Pipeline Tunnel Costs Weigh On Corrib Gas Partners

20th December 2013
Pipeline Tunnel Costs Weigh On Corrib Gas Partners

#Corrib - Partners in the Corrib Gas Project in the West of Ireland face a bill of nearly €3.4 billion before the end of 2014 - due in part to the pipeline plans falling foul of An Bord Pleanála, as The Irish Times reports.

Some €380 million will be spent next year - and an estimated €300 million more in 2014 - on completing the construction of a 5km tunnel mandated by Ireland's planning authority over safety concerns regarding half of the project's proposed overground pipeline.

Originally set to flow in 2003, the controversial gas field project will be at least 12 years behind schedule when production is ready to begin.

The Irish Times has more on the story HERE.

Published in Coastal Notes
MacDara Conroy

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