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Government would be "foolish" not buy gas harvested from Manx waters if available

Chief Minister says they'd have to consider buying it from Crogga

Government would be "foolish" not to capitalise on cheaper prices if Crogga accelerates plans to harvest gas from Manx waters according to the chief minister.

The company was initially granted a licence to look for possible deposits off the coast of Maughold in 2018.

Earlier this year the company was given a 27-month extension to keep looking.

Alfred Cannan says if they do find, and extract, gas before then government would have to consider buying it from them:

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