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Unformatted text preview: to reap the benefits of increased competition downstream.
Generally, free competition between companies operating on the
Norwegian continental shelf could contribute to a larger supply of natural
gas on the market in the short and medium term with pressure pushing
prices down, as compared to a situation that regulates the total supply of
There are three central instruments in the Norwegian gas transport
system: the operator Gassco, the coordinated ownership Gassled, and
regulated conditions for access to the transport system. The Ministry of
Petroleum and Energy assesses the use of these instruments in connection
with the development of new infrastructure and when the use of the existing
infrastructure is changed. Gassco Gassco AS17 is the operating company for Gassled, which comprises most
of the transport system on the Norwegian continental shelf. Gassco was
established in 2001, and is wholly owned by the Norwegian state. Gassco
is responsible for operations (the planning, monitoring,...
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This document was uploaded on 03/30/2014.
- Summer '14