Environment

The environment is something we take extremely seriously. Crogga is committed to delivering gas to homes and businesses on the Isle of Man in a way that protects its environment.

A detailed Environmental Impact Assessment has been carried out by international consultants which confirms the low level of environmental impact and also helps Crogga time the survey for minimal impact on fisheries and fish stocks.

Natural gas developments are highly regulated and monitored but we plan to go beyond this. The Crogga survey will exceed (JNCC) Joint Nature Conservation Committee guidelines for seismic surveys. We will have Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) and Marine Mammal observers onboard. In addition, the Crogga survey will use a lower power sound source than the majority of the previous surveys carried out in the Irish Sea.

We have also taken steps to ensure that the Crogga survey vessels will be fuelled with low sulphur marine diesel reducing the atmospheric impact of the survey operations.