• Shell and Statoil planned to lay a gas pipeline 70 metres from homes in the Corrib project in Ireland. FOTO: Hans Petter Jacobsen

Statoil wanted pipe-laying 130 metres nearer housing than recommended

Shell and Statoil planned to lay a gas pipeline 70 metres from homes in the Corrib project in Ireland. Lessons learned from past accidents show there should be a 200-metre minium from buildings and 400 metres from where people gather.