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Shell Corrib Gas 12 years behind schedule and four times over budget

John Donovan -

Extract from an article by Nick Webb published Sunday 02 March 2014 by

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THE controversial Corrib gas field is expected to come onstream by “mid 2015.” Gas was originally expected to flow from the Mayo field back in 2003. The project is now likely to be 12 years behind the original schedule. The cost of developing the field could be four times the initial estimate of €800m at over €3bn.


ADDED BY JOHN DONOVAN: “The Bad News” slide appeared in a 62 page Royal Dutch Shell internal PowerPoint presentation prepared in June 2000: “Excom Early Look Business Plan 2000″. Turned out to be chillingly accurate in relation to many Shell projects, including Sakhalin2 and the Alaska debacle.

Posted Date: 
3 March 2014