Four leaf clovers, anyone?
Turns out Ireland is pretty lucky when it comes to shale gas. The "Emerald Isle" possesses several shale basins containing 10 to 20 or more Trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of gas in place, in Leitrim, Cavan, Sligo, Donegal, Monaghan, Roscommon and Fermanagh.
But unconventional gas production is only likely to happen if the public acceptance issues surrounding unconventional gas can be overcome in Ireland.
One of the country´s suitors who hopes to tap into that gas is Canada´s Tamboran Resources, which, in addition to license concessions in Ireland, has E&P sites in Australia and Botswana.
Tamboran´s CEO Richard Moorman - who is very attuned to assuaging Irish fears over hydraulic fracturing - said that thanks to EU rules, he believed shale gas E&P could be performed in Europe as safely as possible, especially in Ireland.
He welcomed the Irish government´s decision in October to investigate the hydraulic fracturing involved in shale gas E&P.
More on: http://www.naturalgaseurope.com/tamboran-resources-shale-gas-exploration-irelandEnvironmental