Statfjord gas to be piped to Scotland

The owners of the Statfjord Field on the Norwegian Shelf have agreed to pipe the natural gas to a shore terminal in Scotland.

The owners of the Statfjord Field on the Norwegian Shelf have agreed to pipe the natural gas to a shore terminal in Scotland.

In this way, British industry is ensured a supply of untreated gas, Aftenposten reports.

Statoil now plans to produce 360 million barrels of oil equivalents from the field, starting October 2007.

Statoil and its partners have already now agreed to pipe the gas to the St.Ferguson Terminal in Scotland, the paper writes. The reason is that there is no capacity for treating the gas at the Kaarstoe Terminal in Norway.

This is also in the interest of the British customers, as they would prefer to receive untreated gas for their petrochemical industry

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