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Norway lawmakers force Statoil to power oil fields from land

  • Statoil (STO) and its partners may be forced to revise their plans for the giant Johan Sverdrup field off Norway after an alliance of opposition parties holding a majority in parliament demand that the companies use power from land, risking further delays in development.
  • The group says it will ask the government to require STO and its partners to include three nearby fields in a regional solution for power from land when they submit a development plan early next year.
  • STO has warned against forcing electrification of the entire Utsira High area of the North Sea, saying it could cause another year’s delay to the already postponed project.
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