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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...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'