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Gov't looks for assistance in gas exploration

Department of Infrastructure seeks fiscal or technical advice

The Manx government wants to 'explore the availability' of services to assist in the exploitation of oil and gas in our territorial waters.

The Department of Infrastructure is seeking those who can give fiscal or technical advice on the extraction of hydrocarbons.

It comes amid the Manx government's declaration of a 'climate emergency', and a week after student protestors called for 'immediate action' to cut carbon omissions.

The Isle of Man's Attorney General has posted a series of tweets, seeking expressions of interest:

Last October Chief Minister Howard Quayle defended the decision to award a licence for oil and gas exploration in Manx waters.

Isle of Man-based company Crogga was given permission to explore a gas deposit 8-10 miles off Maughold Head.

The company said it would conduct an initial seismic survey of the area, before seeking further approval for exploratory drilling.


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