Statement by the Irish Offshore Operators’ Association on the Energy Security Review
The Irish Offshore Operators’ Association (IOOA), the representative body for the Irish offshore gas and oil industry, notes the publication of the long overdue Technical Analysis on the Energy Security Review. IOOA member companies have delivered gas from offshore for more than 40 years, including the Corrib gas field that produces approximately 30% of Ireland’s gas needs. This ensured energy security and independence for Ireland for many decades and helps to underpin the rollout of intermittent renewable energy such as wind and solar.
IOOA is disappointed to see that the report excludes discussion of the potential contribution to our energy security of future indigenous gas and oil that could be produced at no cost to the State, with natural gas from the Irish offshore having significantly lower emissions intensity than imported gas. Following a thorough analysis and assessment of the Report, IOOA will be making a detailed submission to the public consultation.