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2008-07-11 12:00:58

Norwegian oil and gas company StatoilHydro has said that production from the Snohvit field in the Barents Sea has resumed, after extensive service work comprising 150,000 labor hours. After a quick start-up, lasting less than nine hours and involving little flaring, the plant began producing liquefied natural gas (LNG) at about 60% of its design capacity. The company noted that up to a 1,000 workers have thoroughly checked the plant and made it as robust as possible. This turnaround is...

2006-05-03 05:05:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent HAMMERFEST, Norway -- Fed up with reindeer wandering the streets, one of the world's most northerly towns is building a 20-km (12-mile) fence to keep the animals out. "Having reindeer walking around sounds exotic but it isn't for those who live here," Alf Jakobsen, the mayor of the port of Hammerfest on the tip of the Norwegian Arctic, told Reuters. "We've just begun building the fence. Reindeer are a big nuisance, they come into town, get into...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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