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Gas, Oil and the Irish StateUnderstanding the Dynamics and Conflicts of Hydrocarbon Management$
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Amanda Slevin

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781784992743

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781784992743.001.0001

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Politics and pipelines: emergence of the Corrib gas conflict

Politics and pipelines: emergence of the Corrib gas conflict

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(p.9) 1 Politics and pipelines: emergence of the Corrib gas conflict
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Gas, Oil and the Irish State
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Amanda Slevin

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784992743.003.0001

Corrib gas was discovered in 1996 and its developers and some politicians originally presented it as a panacea for the socio-economic woes of rural, west Mayo. However, the reality of the project has had an opposite effect and Corrib gas has become synonymous with social upheaval, remaining un-produced eighteen years after discovery. This chapter traces the emergence of the Corrib gas conflict (1996-2005), discussing the gas discovery and the consortium's interactions with the community living in the area designated as a home for the onshore gas processing terminal and pipeline. As the consortium progressed their plans for the project, local people began to develop concerns about its location on health, safety and environmental grounds. Utilising interview data from the range of stakeholders associated with the development, this chapter illustrates the diversity of opinions towards the project and ascertains the basis of growing opposition. This chapter lays the foundation for the overall book, illustrating how flaws within the state and oil companies' approach contributed to the emergence of a conflict around the onshore location of the project, the escalation of which is examined in detail in the following chapter.

Keywords:   Corrib gas, Lack of consultation, Licensing and planning processes, Political intervention, Health, safety and environmental concerns, Conflict over location

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