Tagged: Rogaland

Cottages are threatened by forest fires

A total of six fire engines were sent to an outlying area of Fløysvik in Sandnes municipality after it has broken out a fire in scrub, heather and forest. There is no direct way...

Production resumes at Suldal 1 power station

Production at Hydro’s power station Suldal 1 in western Norway has resumed after a long break from renovation of the water supply system at the station. Production was halted in mid-March last year due...

Snow in western Norway causes traffic chaos

Due to heavy snow fall in western part of the country, Norway’s Public Roads Administration ask drivers to stay home unless absolutely necessary. In the Rogaland region, the recent snowfall has created very difficult...

Fined for Statfjord incident

The Rogaland county public prosecutor notified Statoil Dec.18 that it has been fined NOK 25 million following the oil leak from the Statfjord A loading buoy on Dec. 12, 2007. “We have noted the...

Regional differences in gender equality

The municipalities with most equality are mainly found in the central and inland area of Eastern Norway. Many municipalities with the most equality are also found in the municipalities of Sogn og Fjordane, Troms...

The high population increase continues

In the third quarter of 2009, Norway’s population increased by 17,100. Slightly more than 60 percent of the growth resulted from inward migration, but the birth surplus contributed more than last year – 39...

North Sea cable could bring Norway’s energy to UK

NGIL, a National Grid subsidiary, and Statnett have signed a contract to explore the prospects of a power connection between Norway and Great Britain, possibly together with an offshore grid in the North Sea....

From manual power to high technology

Industrialisation in Norway first took off in the mid 1800s, particularly in the areas surrounding the Oslo fjord. During recent decades, the greatest industrial slump has been in these same areas. On the other...