The second major oil crisisEldfisk 2/7 A and 2/7 FTP on stream

First NGL to Teesside

person by the Norwegian Petroleum Museum
Only crude oil reception was fully functional at the Teesside pipeline terminal in the UK at first, with the natural gas liquid (NGL) section constantly delayed by labour disputes.
— The tanker "Hera" is ready to load NGL and transport it to Bamle in Telemark. Photo: Husmo Photo / Norwegian Petroleum Museum
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In March 1979, however, this part of the facility was finally completed, and it became possible to transport NGL through the pipeline from Ekofisk.

While daily crude oil capacity at the terminal was a million barrels, the NGL section could handle 50 000 barrels of these fractions per day.

Since 1979, NGL has been shipped from Teesside by liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier to Hydro’s petrochemicals plant at Bamble in Telemark.

This was part of the political agreement reached with the licensees after it became clear that Ekofisk oil and gas could not be landed in Norway with the technology of the day.

The second major oil crisisEldfisk 2/7 A and 2/7 FTP on stream
Published 19. June 2019   •   Updated 19. June 2019
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