U.K. TO RESUME NATURAL GAS IMPORTS

The U.K. government has opened the way for resuming gas imports into Britain by approving a contract signed by U.K. electric power utility National Power to buy gas from Norway. A new joint marketing venture of BP Exploration, Den norske stats oljeselskap AS (Statoil), and Norsk Hydro AS (OGJ, Jan 27, p. 27) also will be allowed to import gas for electric power plant fuel once it has a contract.

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