Cookstown-based LCC Group Ltd hopes to build Northern Ireland’s first deep water oil terminal at Cloghan Point.

LCC applied to redevelop the existing oil storage depot at Cloghan Point in 2018 to a importation, storage and distribution facility for petrol, oil, gas, diesel and kerosene where biofuels can also be blended, with capacity of around 199,909 tonnes.

In application paperwork, they say the deepwater jetty will be able to accommodate “up to 120,000 tonne vessels”.

Mid and East Antrim Council is yet to make a decision on the application.

XR NI said the project will ‘tie us to fossil fuels for the future’ rather than encouraging renewable investment and a transition to cleaner and cheaper energy.

As part of their ‘Extinction Rebellion July Uprising’ activists plan to leaflet the public and Go customers about the project during morning and evening rush hour this week