Hearing on North Kerry gas pipeline begins

1 Dec

An oral hearing by An Bord Pleanála into the construction of a pipeline to connect the proposed liquefied natural gas terminal in Co Kerry to the national gas network near Foynes, Co Limerick, begins in Listowel today.The hearing will take place at the Listowel Arms Hotel and is scheduled to last for up to nine days.

The €500 million terminal, the State’s first, on a Shannon Development-owned land bank on the Shannon estuary, was granted permission in March. It too was the subject of an oral hearing. The project is being built by Shannon LNG, a subsidiary of the US Hess corporation. Both the terminal and the 25km pipeline have been deemed strategic infrastructure which means the planning applications can bypass the local authority and go directly to An Bord Pleanála.

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