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Costs down at Kårstø

May 24, 2000, 15:00 CEST

Operating and maintenance costs at Statoil's Kårstø gas treatment complex north of Stavanger were cut by 25 per cent in 1999.

This reduction by NOK 142 million compared with the year before emerges from a comparison of 15 European facilities for gas treatment recently conducted by Shell Global Solutions.

According to controller Helge Hoel at Kårstø, this survey concludes that the Statoil plant provides cost-efficient and reliable gas processing and transport.

It also shows that energy efficiency measures and the use of new technology mean that Kårstø emits less carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides than similar facilities.

"We're among the best in the world here," says Mr Hoel. "Although many of the indicators point in the right direction, however, we still need to improve in certain areas."