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Great News! Rathlin Energy to withdraw from Northern Ireland!

  Link to BBC website report.   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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‘Protect our Coast and Glens’ group Carrickfergus In East Antrim a company called Infrastrata has been given permission to explore for oil and gas in this area and work will begin in Sept/Oct 2014.  We are very concerned that there has been minimal public information or consultation. This exploratory test borehole: Is to be drilled […]

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Is this a fracking issue?

The short and somewhat cryptic answer is yes and no. Or rather, no and yes. Rathlin Energy Limited are at pains to point out that that this exploratory borehole is to be conventionally drilled. And to be fair nobody doubts this. But it is important to look at the license granted by DETI to Rathlin Energy Limited […]

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Where is “The Rathlin Basin”?

Rathlin Basin The Rathlin Basin covers a huge area across the celebrated north coast of Northern Ireland. It stretches from Limavady in County Derry/Londonderry to Ballycastle in County Antrim, and as far inland as Garvagh. It falls into four different council areas – Limavady, Coleraine, Ballymoney and Moyle – incorporating the towns and villages of Castlerock, […]

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