Dáil Éireann - Volume 394 - 07 December, 1989

Written Answers. - Gas Link Grid.

[792] 45. Mr. Taylor asked the Minister for Energy if he will make a statement on the proposal to have a gas link grid with any other country; the objective of such a proposal; the initiative he has taken or proposes to take in this area; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Minister for Energy (Mr. Molloy): I have given priority to the examination of interconnection so that we will be in a position to make an early decision on the matter. The Government have decided that now is the best time to tackle the fairly extensive planning requirements that would precede a decision on a project of that size. Developments in the Community require that we should be in a position to avail of any opportunities that present themselves.