To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and
Natural Resources if he will report on the use of liquefied natural gas
here; if he will address concerns that risks associated with liquefied
natural gas include, political instability of exporting nations, price
volatility, and security of transport; and if he will make a statement
on the matter.
for the Minister's answer where he refused to comment on the transport risks apart from the general answer:
"The safety standards applying to an LNG facility are primarily the
responsibilities of the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and the
Commission for Energy Regulation both of whom have stringent
regulations and standards in place under the EC Seveso Directive and
other EU Regulations."
The Seveso Directive however, does not apply to inland waterways and the Health and Safety's remit stops at the Shoreline.