Dáil Éireann - Volume 415 - 29 January, 1992
Written Answers. - Whitegate Oil Products.
Mr. Barry Mr. Barry
83. Mr. Barry asked the Minister for Energy if he will make a statement on the proposal of the Culliton Review Group that the compulsory 35 per cent take-off at Whitegate should be discontinued.
Minister for Energy (Mr. Molloy) Robert Molloy
Minister for Energy (Mr. Molloy): The Culliton Review Group expressed doubts as to whether the mandatory off-take regime from Whitegate was justified on grounds of maintaining a secure domestic supply of energy. They concluded therefore that the mandatory off-take should be discontinued.
The group also suggested that a task force be established to follow up on the implementation of the recommendations put forward in their report. In line with  this, the Government have decided to establish such a committee. My Department and I will co-operate fully with the committee. The specific point in this recommendation is one requiring the deepest consideration, given its far-reaching implications.
Dáil Éireann 415 Written Answers. Whitegate Oil Products.