Current capacity in the norwegian pipeline system is

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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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