Record gas sale

January 17, 2002, 09:45 CET

On 13 January Statoil supplied a total of 137 million cubic metres of gas to customers in Europe. This is around 20 million cubic metres more than the record set last winter.

In addition to own volumes, the sale includes the state’s gas, which Petoro administers. Over half of the gas, about 68 million cubic metres, was delivered through the Europipe and Norpipe trunklines to Germany. From there, some of the gas was sent on to other countries.

Karin Berentsen, special coordinator in the gas sales centre, reports that demand has been high since mid-December. The record in January is due to an increase in the deliveries in accordance with the sales agreements. In addition, customers took as much gas as possible because of the cold weather.

In all, about 190 million cubic metres of gas from the Norwegian continental shelf was sold on that January day.

Most of the gas was supplied from the Statoil-operated Troll and Sleipner fields in the North Sea.