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Need for Community Benefit for Larne Lough Gas Storage Project

Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs Jnr has commented on news that the DoE Has awarded planning permission for the construction of gas storage in salt caverns under Larne Lough at Islandmagee. The East Antrim MLA said: “It was always likely that one of the several underground gas storage projects which have been proposed in the East Antrim area would be given the green light to go ahead. It appears to me that a decision has been made some time ago, at a high strategic level, that Northern Ireland needs natural gas storage facilities. I understand that the test bore holes recently drilled at Ballyvallagh, above Glenoe showed that the storage of gas there was not geologically feasible, so the Islandmagee project became much more likely to be approved. I would have concerns that no full boreholes have yet been drilled and tested by the Islandmagee/Portland gas company, so there is … Continue reading

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