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Milestone for Snøhvit LNG facility

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Statoil has announced that the 500th cargo has left the Snøhvit LNG facility in Hammerfest, Norway.

The Arctic Voyager vessel will freight a cargo of LNG from Melkøya to Aliaga in Turkey.

Since start-up in 2007, the Snøhvit plant has produced and delivered LNG worth NOK 82 billion. LPG and condensate has also been exported from the field.

Snøhvit is currently the most energy efficient LNG plant in the world, with the lowest carbon emissions per unit produced.

Knut Gjertsen, Vice President for operations on Snøhvit, said: “Snøhvit has also been a challenge. We’ve worked long and systematically on the plant, and with the organisation, in order to stabilise operations. We are now beginning to see the results. During the past 15 months we’ve delivered our best results for safe and regular production. We work hard and systematically every single day to continue delivering good results.”

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