We must stop Cork LNG, a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal which would import fracked gas from the United States into Cork harbour and lock us into fossil fuels for 40 years. Sign the Uplift petition here.
NextDecade Corporation, Flex LNG, and the Port of Cork signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed to explore a joint development opportunity for a new Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) and associated LNG import terminal infrastructure in Cork harbour. The company aims to have the project online as early as 2019. Port of Cork is an Irish semi-state which is under the remit of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.
The Inisfree FSRU facility in Cork Harbour is intended to take delivery of LNG from NextDecade’s planned Rio Grande LNG project in South Texas. The planned unit would be capable of handling three million tonnes of LNG a year, with an initial offshore storage capacity of nearly 200,000 meters cubed, a quarter of the proposed storage for the onshore Shannon LNG project. The Cork LNG project would be fixed to the land by a jetty.
It is proposed that NextDecade will ship LNG into Cork from its planned terminals in Texas. It will then be turned into fossil gas and pumped onto the main gas line from the Kinsale gas fields which run onshore in the Whitegate area.
Why are we against this project?
We do not need more gas, according to research by 2035 the substantial use of fossil fuels, including natural gas, within the EU’s energy system will be incompatible with the temperature commitments enshrined in the Paris Agreement.