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Consent for start-up of operations on Kårstø

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has granted Gassco AS consent to start up operations following a change in existing operations on Kårstø in connection with processing of rich gas from Kristin.


The Kristin gas is to be landed and processed on Kårstø.

In this connection it is necessary to expand the extraction plant on Kårstø. In addition, a facility has been constructed for increased ethane production and removal of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the pipeline gas.

In this connection the authorities, represented by the Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning (DSB) and the PSA, have reviewed detailed information through PAD- DPCU II and PAD- CRAIER.

This project (several sub-projects) has been followed by DSB through the Directorate for Fire and Explosion Prevention (DBE)/DSB's audit regime in 2002/2003 and the facility meets the land regulatory requirements stipulated pursuant to the Fire and Explosion Prevention Act.

As the facility is still being built, it has been decided that the PSA will grant the necessary consents for the facility, i.e. that the PSA will grant consent for start-up of operations on Kårstø in connection with processing of rich gas from Kristin.

Such consent was granted to Gassco AS on 1 March 2004 as the operator for the facility on Kårstø.

Contact person in the PSA:
Mike Theiss