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Video: Shell flaring from Corrib gas plant described as ‘frightening’ by residents

Flaring by oil major Shell from its Corrib gas plant was met with concern by residents in Mayo just a couple of days after the company announced first gas. Last month it was announced natural gas had started to flow from the Corrib field in Ireland after final approval was confirmed by the Government. Shell had sent a text message to residents who had subscribed to the alert system.

Oil & Gas

Statoil welcomes first gas from Corrib field

Statoil has welcomed first gas from the Corrib field after the Irish Government gave oil major Shell and its partners the final go-ahead. The Norwegian operator said the output from the Corrib field would be an important addition to Statoil’s international production portfolio. It comes after the Minister for Communication, Energy and Natural Resources gave consent for the pipeline, subject to 20 conditions related to environmental management, operation, control and monitoring.