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Norvegia. Equinor autorizzata a fornire alla EU ulteriori 2 miliardi metri cubi natural gas.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-10-06.

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«La Equinor (ex Statoil) è un’azienda norvegese del petrolio, istituita nel 1972, è la maggiore compagnia del paese ed occupa circa 25.000 persone. Nonostante la Statoil fosse quotata nel listino della borsa di Oslo e della borsa di New York, lo stato norvegese ne manteneva la maggioranza per una quota pari al 70,9 %. La sede centrale si trova nella capitale petrolifera norvegese, Stavanger. Il 1º ottobre 2007 la compagnia si è fusa con la Norsk Hydro, divenendo StatoilHydro, la maggiore compagnia offshore di petrolio e gas del mondo. Dal 15 maggio 2018 ha cambiato la propria denominazione in Equinor» [Fonte]

«Equinor and its partners have received permission to increase gas exports from two fields on the the Norwegian continental shelf to supply the tight European market. Production permits for the Oseberg and Troll fields have each been increased by 1 billion cubic meters (bcm) for the gas year starting 1 October.

Already in June, Equinor took steps to evaluate and develop concepts for enhancing the production and exports to the European market. This work resulted in enhanced production permits from the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy for the Oseberg and Troll fields.

Specifically, Equinor and its partners have received production permits for the gas year 2021 (starting 1 October) which for each is 1 bcm higher than for the current year, i.e. an increase from 5 bcm to 6 bcm for Oseberg and from 36 bcm to 37 bcm for Troll.» [Equinor]

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«Norway will allow state-controlled Equinor and its partners to increase gas exports from two offshore fields for the next 12 months amid concerns over a shortage of European gas supplies that have sent prices soaring»

«Equinor, Europe’s second-largest gas supplier after Russia’s Gazprom, said on Monday the government was allowing a combined 2 billion cubic metres (bcm) increase in exports for the gas year starting Oct. 1 from the Troll and Oseberg fields»

«The increase corresponds to nearly 2% of Norway’s annual pipeline gas exports, according to Reuters calculations»

«The front-month gas price at the Dutch TTF hub, a European benchmark, has more than tripled this year to record levels, driving up power prices as the winter heating season approaches with below-average levels of gas in storage»

«The situation is prompting Britain to consider state-backed loans to energy firms and big suppliers to ask for government support to cover the cost of taking on customers from companies that have gone bust»

«The increase in exports, divided equally between Troll and Oseberg, will lift volumes from the fields to 37 bcm and 6 bcm respectively»

«Norway has exported about 106 bcm of natural gas to Europe via pipelines since Oct. 1 last year. Exports for the previous full gas year, which ended on Sept. 30, 2020, totalled 105 bcm»

«Equinor, TotalEnergies, ConocoPhillips and state-owned energy firm Petoro all have stakes in both fields, while Shell  holds a stake in Troll only»

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Norway to raise gas exports to Europe as prices soar.

– To hike by total 2 bcm from Oct. 1 for next 12 months

– Europe seeing record power prices

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Oslo, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Norway will allow state-controlled Equinor and its partners to increase gas exports from two offshore fields for the next 12 months amid concerns over a shortage of European gas supplies that have sent prices soaring.

Equinor, Europe’s second-largest gas supplier after Russia’s Gazprom, said on Monday the government was allowing a combined 2 billion cubic metres (bcm) increase in exports for the gas year starting Oct. 1 from the Troll and Oseberg fields.

The increase corresponds to nearly 2% of Norway’s annual pipeline gas exports, according to Reuters calculations.

The front-month gas price at the Dutch TTF hub, a European benchmark, has more than tripled this year to record levels, driving up power prices as the winter heating season approaches with below-average levels of gas in storage.

The situation is prompting Britain to consider state-backed loans to energy firms and big suppliers to ask for government support to cover the cost of taking on customers from companies that have gone bust.

“We believe that this is very timely as Europe is facing an unusually tight market for natural gas,” said Equinor. “We are working on measures to increase exports from our fields on the Norwegian continental shelf.”

The increase in exports, divided equally between Troll and Oseberg, will lift volumes from the fields to 37 bcm and 6 bcm respectively, Equinor said.

Norway has exported about 106 bcm of natural gas to Europe via pipelines since Oct. 1 last year. Exports for the previous full gas year, which ended on Sept. 30, 2020, totalled 105 bcm, according to Refinitiv Eikon data.

The Norwegian government sets output quotas for Troll and some other major fields to ensure the country is able to maximise its output of crude oil and natural gas over time.

Equinor, TotalEnergies, ConocoPhillips and state-owned energy firm Petoro all have stakes in both fields, while Shell  holds a stake in Troll only.