For Oral Answer on : 02/06/2022
Question Number(s): 131 Question Reference(s): 28007/22
Department: Environment, Climate and Communications
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.
[Ref No.: 28007/22]
To ask the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the nature of any agreement between Ireland and the United Kingdom with respect to the supply of natural gas to Ireland through the Moffat entry point; and if he will make a statement on the matter. – David Stanton.
For ORAL answer on Thursday, 2nd June, 2022.
(18 Received on 10th May, 2022.)
There are two existing UK/Ireland treaties, or intergovernmental agreements, relating to the natural gas interconnectors from Scotland to Ireland.
The two intergovernmental agreements were drawn up in respect of the construction and operation of the undersea gas interconnector pipelines between Scotland and Ireland that came into operation in 1993 and 2002 respectively.
The intergovernmental agreements also provide for a capacity allocation to Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man within the pipeline to Ireland.