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.