IOOA Updates

Ireland’s energy vulnerability after Brexit

Commenting on today’s Government contingency plan for Brexit and the Irish border in a post Brexit landscape Mandy Johnston, CEO of the Irish Offshore Operators’ Association said “The withdrawal of the UK from the EU will increase Ireland’s vulnerability in terms of...

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Response to recent claims by Brid Smith TD

Deputy Smith claims that it will take too long to develop any potential find offshore in Ireland to assist with supply: The climate action plan clearly shows that 30% of electricity will come from Gas in 2030. Corrib will have almost run out by then so that 30% needs...

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Ireland’s Energy Vulnerability Post Brexit

Speaking today on the need to discuss alternative arrangements for the Irish border in a post Brexit landscape Mandy Johnston, CEO of the Irish Offshore Operators’ Association said “The withdrawal of the UK from the EU will increase Ireland’s vulnerability in terms of...

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Sustainable and evidence based action plan to be welcomed

The Climate Action Plan outlined by Government today (Monday 17th June 2019) is based on evidence, science and facts, according to the Irish Offshore Operators Association. The representative organisation for the offshore oil and gas industry says responding to...

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Offshore is Energy Backstop

By Mandy Johnston A bill currently before the Oireachtas seeks to ban offshore oil and gas exploration and production. It will do nothing to promote increased use of renewable energy in Ireland and threatens the country’s energy security, already uncertain due to...

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Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

In tackling the transition to a low carbon future, many solutions have been proposed. One of these is Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). In this article we explore CCS and its contribution to the energy transition. Organic life is carbon-based. All life, from the...

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Brexit & Energy Security

Brexit increases energy security concerns and leaves Ireland crucially exposed – particularly around the area of supply/disruption as a significant proportion of our oil and gas supply is sourced from countries such as; Algeria, Qatar, Russia and Azerbaijan.

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A day in our lives: the many uses of oil and gas

IOOA Chairman, Professor Pat Shannon, examines the impact of oil and gas in our daily lives Oil and gas have been used by humanity for thousands of years. For centuries pitch (bitumen or tar) was used to caulk the seams of wooden sailing vessels helping to waterproof...

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