WATCHING THE WORLD MORE NORWEGIAN GAS FOR THE U.K.?

With Roger Vielvoye from London For more than a decade British Gas plc and its predecessor, British Gas Corp., have tried to sign up more gas supplies from the Norwegian North Sea. The path has not been easy. In the mid-1980s, after agreeing on terms and volumes to import gas from Sleipner field, British Gas suffered humiliation of seeing the contract vetoed by the British government. However, the company made no secret of its desire to acquire Norwegian gas when political conditions were

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