About Bord Gáis

1970's

1979

  • The new headquarters and control centre of Bord Gáis is located at Little Island, Co. Cork.

1978

  • Natural Gas production officially begins as the first deliveries of gas are received by An Taoiseach, Jack Lynch

1977

  • Work to bring the Natural Gas ashore begins, as does the onshore construction. By 19th December gas pipelines were constructed to two ESB stations and the NET plant.

1976

  • The Gas Act (1976) is approved by the Oireachtas establishing Bord Gáis Éireann as the State Gas Development Agency

1975

  • Bord Gáis Éireann is established as a limited company and signs a contract with the exploration company for the supply of Natural Gas from the Kinsale field.

1973

  • The commercial viability of the Natural Gas find is confirmed

1971

  • Natural Gas is discovered off the Old Head of Kinsale, Co. Cork.

1969

  • Exploration begins in the Celtic Sea, off the South Coast of Ireland by Marathon Petroleum Ireland Ltd. for Natural Gas.

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