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Ireland’s First Offshore Gas Field

PSE Kinsale Energy Limited operated Ireland's first gas fields in the Celtic Sea, off the County Cork coast, from 1978 until 2020 – the fields were Ireland’s only indigenous source of natural gas until 2015. The facilities are now being decommissioned and work is well advanced

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Gas Production

Gas was produced from the Kinsale Head area in the Celtic Sea from 1978 until 2020. 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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The gas reserves were fully depleted by 2020, and production ceased on July 5th 2020, after close to 42 years of continuous production.

The facilities are now being decommissioned - this process will occur over a number of years and is expected to be complete by 2023.

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