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Latest News from our Press Releases
March 13th 2013:
Shannon LNG High Court case ends after 7 days - judgement reserved
January 28th 2013:
EU fact-finding trip to proposed LNG site on the Shannon Estuary a major embarrassment for Irish planning authorities
July 10th 2012:
Shannon LNG Project Officially Postponed
June 30th 2012:
As Irish Energy Regulator delivers killer blow to Hess LNG/Shannon LNG project, Irish politicians and officials are accused of misleading the general public on the hidden Shannon LNG subsidy loophole.
March 22nd 2012:
'Safety Before LNG' condemns illegal political interference with the independent energy regulator for the benefit of Shannon LNG as an attack on the democratic process.
March 13th 2012:
Irish Regulator ruling on proposed gas interconnector tariff outlawing monopoly pricing and anti-competitive behaviour to cost Shannon LNG €1 billion over 13 years and seriously compromises the project according to Hess LNG CEO Gordon Shearer.
6th December 2011:
Major criticism by Irish Minister for Energy of "windfall gain" to US Multinational 'HESS' a dramatic game-changer that could spell end of Shannon LNG project.
10th August 2011:
ESB accuses Shannon LNG of "free-riding" on the services that the gas interconnector provides
14th June 2011:
Hess LNG publicly pulls out of Fall River LNG project at Massachusetts.
25th May 2011:
Hess LNG threats to pull out of Irish Shannon LNG project dismissed as an anti-competitive charade to avoid €22.5 million annual levy at expense of Irish consumers; appeal of CER decision to the Competition Authority and EU on the cards.
19th August 2010:
Endesa plans to convert former ESB station at Tarbert from fuel to gas put on hold by An Bord Pleanála and local T.D. criticised for encouraging anti-competitive behaviour by Shannon LNG
23rd April 2010:
Foreshore Licence given without SEA proves double standards in Ireland and condemned as Legal Corruption and a breach of the Public Trust Doctrine.
21st April 2010: '
Safety Before LNG' uncovers plans by Bord Gais to build a second 26-kilometre gas pipeline to Tarbert independent of Shannon LNG.
20th April 2010:
'Safety Before LNG' says it has no choice but to break a local taboo and opppose the Endesa gas project until a Strategic Assessment is completed as requested by the EU Commission; says Endesa will become a hostage to Hess/Shannon LNG gas.
15th April 2010:
'Safety Before LNG' to appeal CER decision to grant Shannon LNG 25 years exemption from regulated third-party access to the
European Commission claiming that 42% of its
inital LNG supply going to 450 MW Endesa and 250 MW Shannon LNG power stations gives it pivitol supplier status. CER decision will make Endesa a hostage to Shannon LNG gas.
10th April 2010:
EU Commission finds more than 10,000 people affected by Shannon LNG project and finds that Strategic Assessment is first required as per EU Directive
18th March 2010:
FOI Revelation that Kerry Councillor earns over €100,000 in expenses over 5 years reignites rezoning controversy
8th March 2010:
Shannon LNG Investment decision could drag on further than next year says Hess CEO Gordon Shearer
23rd February 2010 :
Bord Gais CEO confirms Shannon LNG gas will be for export
10th December 2009:
CER Refusal to Require LNG Marine Risk Assessment Condemned
12th May 2009:
Energy Conference in Tarbert discusses alternatives to Shannon LNG project
28th March 2009: Letter to the Farmer's Journal printed on March 28th 2009 -
Shannon LNG A dirty money-making project
10th March 2009:
Massive SemEuro Petroleum Storage Facility in Tarbert put on hold
3rd March 2009:
Deputy told that LNG is a fossil fuel