Tagged: Melkøya

Prominent guests visit Melkøya

Executive vice president Øystein Michelsen in Statoil welcomed Norwegian industry and trade minister Trond Giske and US ambassador Barry B. White to the Hammerfest LNG plant today. “It was gratifying to show these two...

Eco-friendly Norwegian Coast Guard vessel

The new Norwegian Coast Guard vessel KV Barentshav can now refuel natural gas close to the areas it is protecting in the Barents Sea, reports the Barents Observer. The Norwegian company Barents NaturGass is...

StatoilHydro: Natural gas – fuel of the future

“Natural gas is an attractive energy source for the future,” said Rune Bjørnson, StatoilHydro’s executive vice president for natural gas during a press seminar in Oslo on Sept. 24. StatoilHydro is currently the second...

StatoilHydro shuts down Hammerfest LNG plant

The Hammerfest LNG plant at Melkøya in northern Norway shut down on August 15 for upgrading and maintenance work. As operator, StatoilHydro is conducting upgrading and modification work at the Hammerfest gas liquefaction plant...

Bigger, cleaner Snøhvit

The Norwegian Pollution Control Authority demands that StatoilHydro takes measures to cut emissions from the Melkøya gas plant on the Barents Sea coast. At the same time, the Norwegian oil and gas company increases...

StatoilHydro plans 21 production shutdowns this year

A total of 21 production shutdowns are planned by StatoilHydro on the Norwegian continental shelf during 2009. This extensive work programme aims to achieve safer and more efficient facilities. In addition to required maintenance...

Demands Snøhvit CO2 capture survey

   Norway’s Minister of the Environment, Erik Solheim, demands that StatoilHydro starts a study on possible total CO2 capture of the Snøhvit LNG-plant in northern Norway, reports the Barents Observer. Solheim demands that StatoilHydro...

Two months shutdown at Snøhvit

StatoilHydro’s LNG plant at Melkøya on the coast of the Barents Sea will stop production for at least two months from mid-August, reports Reuters. The plant has been beset by teething troubles since the start-up...

Hammerfest third worst polluter

The northern Norwegian town Hammerfest has passed Oslo and is now on third place amongst greenhouse gas-emitting towns in Norway, reports Barents Observer. In the period 1991-2007, greenhouse gas emissions increased in 4 out...