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Press Release – Rathlin Energy leave the Rathlin Basin

It is with great relief that we welcome Rathlin Energy Ltd’s decision to terminate their Petroleum Licence (PL3/10) for the Rathlin Basin, and withdraw their planning application to drill an exploratory well into the shale layer at Ballinlea.   The company cited a number of reasons for their decision—depressed world oil prices, unforeseeable delays in […]

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Great News! Rathlin Energy to withdraw from Northern Ireland!

  Link to BBC website report. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-34595852   Rathlin Energy have released the following statement in which they express disappointment and regrets that “the conditions needed to support the development of oil and gas potential do not currently appear to be present in Northern Ireland” …….   long may that last.   TERMINATION OF LICENCE It is […]

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Press Release

PROTECT OUR NORTH COAST: PRESS RELEASE

The campaigning group Protect Our North Coast are holding a public meeting at St Patrick’s Primary School, Causeway St, Portrush on Wednesday, 10th Dec at 7.30pm.   Within a matter of weeks Rathlin Energy Ltd is due to submit an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) including a Human Impact Assessment to the Department of the Environment […]

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North coast says no!

Protect Our North Coast (PONC) public meeting votes for a ban on fracking and demands meeting with Stormont Committee.

Campaigners lobbying to protect the North Coast from fracking held a public meeting in Portballintrae last Thursday night. At a packed meeting people from across the North Coast from Ballycastle to Limavady voted overwhelmingly to stop exploratory drilling and fracking in the area or anywhere in Northern Ireland. Melanie Brown, a former policy adviser and […]

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