The Sikorsky S92 Irish Coast Guard helicopter that crashed into the Atlantic a week ago struck rocks on an island, investigators have said.
Fresh figures have revealed Shell’s Corrib gas field is generating sales of more than €1.2million a day.
The final of six wells at Shell's Corrib project on the West cost of Ireland has now been brought online.
Oil major Shell has been fined €1,000 and told to pay €15,000 in legal costs for causing noise and light pollution from a gas flare at its Corrib gas terminal.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Ireland said it will prosecute oil major Shell E&P Ireland over an alleged breach of its emission licence at the Corrib gas refinery in Mayo.
Oil major Shell’s Corrib gas project was officially opened in Co Mayo yesterday by the Minister of State for Natural Resources.
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.
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.