Norwegian gas deliveries decline in 2014
A total of 101 billion standard cubic metres (scm) of gas was transported in 2014 within Gassco’s operatorship from the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) to terminals in Germany, Belgium, France and the UK.
“Norwegian gas makes a substantial contribution to energy supply in major European countries, and these exports remain at a high and stable level characterized by very good regularity,” says Brian Bjordal, chief executive of Gassco, the operator for the integrated system for transporting gas from the Norwegian continental shelf to other European countries.
According to Gassco, an average regularity of no less than 99.92 per cent was achieved for the transport system in 2014, compared with 99.68 per cent the year before.
Dry gas deliveries from Norway declined slightly in 2014, and were down by 1.5 billion scm compared with the year before.
According to Gassco, deliveries of natural gas liquids (NGL) and condensate from the west Norwegian process plants at Kårstø and Kollsnes (via Vestprosess) rose to 8 106 950 tonnes, as against 7 285 460 tonnes in 2013.