What is LNG?
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been cooled down to liquid form for storage or transport. Natural gas is mainly converted to LNG for transport over the seas where laying pipelines is not feasible technically and economically.
LNG and Ireland
Currently, there are two LNG projects planned for the Republic of Ireland, The Shannon LNG terminal is planned for Shannon Estuary near Ballylongford and Tarbert in Co Kerry. While in Cork, The Port of Cork Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding with NextDecade Corporation to develop an LNG import terminal in Cork Harbour.
Shannon LNG Project
The Shannon LNG project has been in development for a number of years. Recently, An Bord Pleanala recently extended planning permission to a company called Sambolo Resources to build an LNG terminal on the Shannon Estuary in Ballylongford, Co. Kerry. The Shannon estuary has recently been declared an Estuaries Special Protection Area for waterbirds, whales, dolphins and porpoises by the EU. In other countries, numerous leaks and accidents have proved the destructive impact of fracking and LNG on the environment, climate and public health.
For the latest developments on Shannon LNG, visit www. stopshannonlng.ie