Extensive expansion at Kårstø gas plant under way

Sigbjorn SvenesDen norske stats oljeselskap AS (Statoil)Haugesund, Norway Statoil's Kårstø gas plant, on the west coast of Norway, is undergoing major expansion to accommodate increased volumes from development of the offshore Aasgard fields. By 2000, the gas and condensate plant at Kårstø, Norway, will have been expanded extensively: gas-processing capacity will increase to 2.2 bscfd from current 775 MMscfd; and production capacity for LPG, naphtha, and condensate will reach approximately 10 million metric tons/year (mty). Prompting this expansion is the landing at Kårstø in 2000 of a 42-in., rich-gas pip...

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