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Equinor closes three oilfields due to staff strike

Equinor closes three oilfields due to staff strike Norwegian energy firm Equnior has initiated the shutdown of three oilfields in the North Sea as a result of a strike amid the offshore workers. The shutdown of the Gudrun, Oseberg South and Oseberg East fields comes after the Norwegian Organisation of Manager and Executives (Lederne) trade…
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Mongstad oil refinery fire put out

Mongstad oil refinery fire put out A fire that lit up at the Mongstad oil refinery in Norway on Sunday morning has been put out, according to Equinor. The incident, which was reported at 5.46 am yesterday, occurred in a section of the refinery that makes gasoline, leading to parts of the plant involved in…
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Norway and EU work to ensure extra gas supplies

Norway and EU work to ensure extra gas supplies The European Commission and Norway have made an agreement to step up co-operation to establish increased gas supplies from the Scandinavian nation to the EU in the short and long term. It is the role of their efforts to boost energy self-sufficiency and work in the…
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Agreement by Centrica to safegaurd winter energy supplies

Agreement by Centrica to safegaurd winter energy supplies Centrica has collaberated with Equinor to steady the energy crisis due to rising energy bills and the war in Ukraine. The signed settlement will see the Norwegian energy firm bring an extra 1 billion cubic metres of gas supplies to the UK for each of the next…
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UK doesn’t plan to ration energy

UK doesn’t plan to ration energy The UK does not face the risk of energy rationing in the near future. During a session of the Welsh Affairs Committee on the grid capacity in Wales, Energy Minister Greg Hands suggested there was no risk of energy rationing . “We have got no plans and proposals on…
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Hammerfest LNG facility restarted after 20-month closure

Hammerfest LNG facility restarted after 20-month closure Equinor, the Norwegian energy company, has reopened the Hammerfest LNG facility after it was closed down for 20 months. The plant was first brought online in 2007 and was shut down in September 2020 for repairs after a fire. It is in production again following “extensive repairs and…
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Aker Carbon Capture & SINTEF to develop CCUS Tech

Aker Carbon Capture & SINTEF to develop CCUS Tech

Aker Carbon Capture & SINTEF to develop CCUS Tech: Oslo, 30 March 2022: Aker Carbon Capture and SINTEF have entered into a strategic collaboration agreement, with the goal of further developing carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) technology to reduce CO2 emissions from industry and energy solutions. This is a vital part of the green…
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The UK may be reliant on energy imports within 15 years

The UK may be reliant on energy imports within 15 years: Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) published a report that warns that the UK will keep importing more gas and oil from foreign countries in the future unless the decline in investments in the sector reverses. An industry body warned that production of all UK oil…
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Biggest CO2 emitters of all is the over 60s?

Biggest CO2 emitters of all is the over 60s? Those aged 60 years and above emit higher carbon dioxide emissions compared to any other age group. Norwegian University of Science and Technology presented new research which says that people 60 and over were accountable for almost 33% of entire greenhouse gas emissions for 2015. The…
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Norwegian Hydrogen Research Will Add to Green Shift

Norwegian Hydrogen Research Will Add to Green Shift

Norwegian Hydrogen Research Will Add to Green Shift: Today, the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy announced the Research Council of Norway’s investment of NOK 200 million (EUR 20,271,400) in HYDROGENi: a new centre for environment-friendly energy research (FME) dedicated to hydrogen and ammonia. SINTEF This eight-year centre shows its business relevance by having enlisted…
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