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Unformatted text preview: y transported from the field to the consumer
in pipelines. The authorities evaluate a number of transport alternatives, so
that the selected solution is as robust as possible. Costs involved in
constructing pipelines are considerable, and there are significant
economies of scale involved in investment in the transport system. Current
capacity in the Norwegian pipeline system is about 120 billion cubic metres.
The Langeled pipeline was completed in October 2007 and has a total
capacity equivalent to one-fifth of Great Britain’s gas consumption. It is the
world's longest offshore pipeline. There are four receiving terminals for
Norwegian gas on the Continent (two in Germany, one in Belgium and one
in France) and two receiving terminals in Great Britain. The Norwegian gas
transport system is extensive and, following completion of Langeled,
consists of a network of 7,800 km of pipelines. Treaties have been
developed to govern rights and obligations between Norway and the
countries that have landing sites for gas. 18
© Ifri F. Harbo / The European Gas and Oil Market Map 2. Gas transport system Source: Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. Available o...
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