oil & gas

Regulation of natural gas interconnectors  by Thomas Cleary

Regulation of natural gas interconnectors

In January 2011, the Commission for Energy Regulation published a consultation paper on the regulatory treatment of Ireland's natural gas interconnectors. Read more

Sustainability criteria for biofuels by Shane Malone

Sustainability criteria for biofuels

Biofuels must satisfy sustainability criteria that include minimum GHG savings and the protection of material and land with a high carbon stock and a high biodiversity value. Read more

Shale gas: a 'game-changer' for gas supply? by Liam P. Ó Cléirigh

Shale gas: a 'game-changer' for gas supply?

In the 2000s the supply outlook for natural gas in the USA was transformed by the emerging viability of unconventional gas supplies, primarily shale gas. By 2009 the IEA described ... Read more

Compliance & sustainability at large oil terminal by Liz Dodd

Compliance & sustainability at large oil terminal

We have supported environmental, risk and sustainability initiatives at the 1.3 million cubic-meter-capacity Bantry Terminal since the 1990s. Read more

Introduction of biofuel obligation scheme by Liam M. Ó Cléirigh

Introduction of biofuel obligation scheme

The biofuel obligation scheme was introduced in 2010 as a key component in Ireland’s renewable energy strategy. It obliges oil companies to supply certain minimum amounts of biofue ... Read more

Buncefield incident: investigation board report  by Tom Leonard

Buncefield incident: investigation board report

The Buncefield incident involved an explosion following a release of petroleum due to tank overfilling. In the following years, there have detailed studies into the cause of the re ... Read more