Fracking Causes Debate in Europe

Natural gas is an important resource for Europe, and the region has witnessed a steady rise in its natural gas demand over many years, with consumption currently double domestic production, according to a new report by natural resources experts GlobalData. The new report contends, however, that shale gas development activities are facing continued resistance in … Read more

US Prepares to Adopt Natural Gas as the Fuel of the Future

A growing dependence on natural gas will see the US introduce 27 new storage sites by the end of 2016, states a new report by international energy analysts GlobalData. The report explains that as the US plans to generate up to 80% of its electricity through gas-fired plants by 2035, the working capacity of its … Read more

Substantial Natural Gas Field Confirmed in North West Ireland

Initial studies by Australian energy company Tamboran Resources have confirmed that a substantial natural gas field is present in north County Leitrim and south-west County Fermanagh. According to Tamboran, which proposes to invest up to Eur7 billion following completion of the first part of its analysis to determine the feasibility of shale gas exploration in … Read more

GE Power Plant Enables Greater Use of Wind, Solar and Natural Gas on Power Grid

GE has unveiled a first-of-its-kind power plant engineered to deliver an unprecedented combination of flexibility and efficiency. By rapidly ramping up and down in response to fluctuations in wind and solar power, the technology will enable the integration of more renewable resources into the power grid. The FlexEfficiency 50 Combined Cycle1 Power Plant is rated … Read more

Natural Gas Comes to Cahir

Natural gas is now available in Cahir, County Tipperary for the first time following the completion of a €2m construction project, which was delivered ahead of schedule by Bord Gais. The connection of Cahir marks the final stage of Bord Gais’s ‘New Towns Phase 2 Project’ that has, to date, successfully connected the following towns … Read more

Kerrygold Goes Green

Dairy products company Adams Foods, which is part of the Irish Dairy Board, is achieving impressive carbon performance at its new factory at Leek in Staffordshire, England, thanks to combined heat and power (CHP) technology. The 150kW CHP unit, supplied by sustainable power group ENER-G, is part of an environmental management programme at the factory. … Read more

Endesa Receives Green Light For Tarbert Power Station

Endesa, Spain’s leading utilities company, has been granted planning permission by An Bord Pleanala to commence work on the first phase of a new 450 megawatts combined-cycle gas turbine power plant at the former ESB station at Tarbert in County Kerry. The new facility will be constructed in two phases over four years. The first … Read more

ESB’s Next Generation €360m Power Plant at Aghada Sets New Standards

ESB’s recently completed 435 megawatts natural gas-fired power plant at its Aghada site near Middleton in County Cork is the most efficient and cleanest large-scale thermal facility in Ireland and also one of the most technologically advanced in Europe. The 435 megawatts Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant was built by global power engineering … Read more

UK Gas Storage Scheme Receives Consent

WINGAS Storage UK has received consent from the British Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to develop its depleted gas field at Saltfleetby, Lincolnshire into an underground storage facility for natural gas. The UK’s need for a greater volume of gas storage, driven by the decline in production form the UK Continental Shelf, … Read more

€2 Million Construction Project to Bring Natural Gas to Cahir

Bord Gais Networks has unveiled plans for the construction project to bring natural gas to Cahir in County Tipperary. Work has already commenced on the Eur2 million construction programme which is expected to deliver natural gas to Cahir by early 2011. Cahir will be served from the existing Rochestown AGI (Above Ground Installation) off the … Read more