Contributing to Ireland’s Energy Security

PSE Kinsale Energy Limited has been operating gas fields in the Celtic Sea, off the County Cork coast, since 1978 – the fields were Ireland’s only indigenous source of natural gas until 2015.

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Gas Production

Gas has been produced from the Kinsale Head area in the Celtic Sea since 1978. Kinsale Gas enabled Ireland to be self sufficient in gas supply until 1995, and was instrumental in the development of the national natural gas network in Ireland.


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It is anticipated that the gas reserves will be depleted by 2020/2021, at which point the facilities will be decommissioned. This process will occur over a number of years and Kinsale Energy is currently preparing plans for this.


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