"The Government have clearly sent the message to Shell, ‘you can do whatever you want’. Fortunately due to protest, the refinery remains unconnected to the gas field. If, as Shell planned, gas had been flowing by now, we would potentially all be dealing with a gas leak and explosion.”
EMAIL RECEIVED FROM MAURA HARRINGTON SPOKESPERSON OF “SHELL TO SEA” CAMPAIGN: SHELL CORRIB GAS PROJECT IN IRELAND ON SHAKY GROUND
Further interesting developments on the west coast!
This morning registered a 4.0 magnitude earthquake off Belmullet. This occurred in the general area of the Corrib Field and at a depth too close to the reservoir for any complacency.
Shell had hydrotested the offshore pipeline over the weekend and, while I’m by no means saying that Shell is the cause of the earthquake it is not unreasonable to wonder what the effect of this has on ALL their offshore Corrib installations.
Below link to Irish Times article where ‘Shell’s pet Rabbitte’ feels the need to say there is ‘no link’ with Corrib!
As things now stand, Shell’s proposed Corrib project is made up as follows:
the wellhead is in an earthquake zone
the landfall is in a landslide zone
the refinery is in a bog and may, or may not, be subsiding.