Commission, on15th April 2010, published a decision it has
taken to grant Shannon LNG an exemption from regulated third party
access as allowed for under EU Directive 2003/55/EC. The exemption
would apply to the full capacity of the LNG terminal (up to 28.3mscmd)
and for a period of no longer than 25 years for each of the two planned
phases. The exemption would also be subject to certain conditions,
which are set out in the decision.
The next step is for the
Commission to notify the decision to the European Commission who, under
Article 22 of the 2003 Directive, may request that the decision be
amended or withdrawn. This two month period may be extended to three
months where the European Commission requires additional information.
Commission has also published the cover notification letter to the
European Commission, as well as submissions received from interested
parties as part of the earlier consultation exercise carried out by the
Commission on the original exemption application from Shannon LNG.
To view these documents, click here.
Safety Before LNG' said
it will appeal directly to the European Commission the CER decision to
grant Shannon LNG a 25 year exemption from regulated third party
access for the entire capacity of the proposed LNG terminal.