Skanled project moving ahead

The partners in Norway's Skanled project are moving ahead after dropping a planned separation plant for natural gas liquids in the Grenland area of south-eastern Norway.

Offshore staff

OSLO -- The partners in Norway's Skanled project are moving ahead after dropping a planned separation plant for natural gas liquids in the Grenland area of south-eastern Norway.

According to the partners, the gas transport scheme will ensure opportunities for long-term deliveries to Grenland-based industry through a spur from a pipeline linking western Norway with Sweden.

The decision to proceed follows a clarification of plans by the Ineos for investment at the Rafnes petrochemicals complex in Grenland.

Germany's Verbundnetz Gas (VNG) is considering joining the Skanled project with a 10% interest, which would restore full ownership of the scheme after Hafslund's withdrawal. At the same time, the German company wants to reserve transport capacity for 2 MMcm/d in Skanled.

01/22/2009

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