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Plans by US Firm to Supply One-Third of Ireland's Natural Gas

3rd August 2017
NextDecade plans to supply one third of Ireland's natural gas requirements. Above a liquid natural gas (LNG) carrier in which the Port of Cork is capable of handling such large ships. NextDecade plans to supply one third of Ireland's natural gas requirements. Above a liquid natural gas (LNG) carrier in which the Port of Cork is capable of handling such large ships. Photo: iStock

#CorkHarbour - An energy company from the US writes RTE News has announced details of a project to ship more than €300 million worth of natural gas per year from its gas field in Texas to Cork Harbour, to be piped into the national grid.

The gas firm NextDecade as previously reported on Afloat says it plans to supply one third of Ireland's natural gas requirements once the project is operational. Natural gas supplies around a quarter of Ireland's energy requirements.

Most of that gas comes from the Corrib gas field and from the depleting reserves in the Kinsale field, but around 40% of it is imported through interconnectors.

For more on the multi-million euro project click here.

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