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Monday, 19th October 2020

Greens ‘deeply concerned' by plans for gas terminal off the coast of Drogheda

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Predator Oil and Gas is seeking permission to build a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal off the coast of Drogheda. 

Green Party Drogheda Urban representative, David Rossiter has responded to reports that the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications has received plans from Predator Oil and Gas, a private oil and gas company, to build a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal off the coast of Drogheda. 

David said "I am deeply concerned that Drogheda is being eyed by Predator Oil and Gas as a location for a floating LNG terminal. The science on climate change is now unequivocal that we must leave fossil fuels in the ground.  

As such I will be liaising with Minister Eamon Ryan in the coming days in order to express my concerns that Drogheda is being considered as part of the project. 

The recently negotiated Programme for Government stated that the government would remove its support for imported fracked gas via LNG terminals. I expect this commitment to be upheld by government partners. 

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We need to go further than what was negotiated and ensure that we also remove support for exported gas. 

If the plans by Predator Oil and Gas are progressed then we will need to mobilise a local campaign to stop it." 

Predator Oil and Gas has also applied for permission to build two other major Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals, one off the coast of Cork and the other off coast of Mayo.

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