Statoil proposed in the late 1970s that gas from Statfjord should be brought ashore at Kårstø north of Stavanger – the first genuine plan for a pipeline landfall in Norway. A year later, rival Norwegian oil company Norsk Hydro proposed that the gas should be landed at the Mongstad refinery site north of Bergen. The respective communities rallied to these two plans – the county of Rogaland supporting Kårstø and the neighbouring Hordaland county backing Mongstad. But Statoil ultimately won.
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President Carter visits Statfjord A
It is not every day that Norway gets a visit from an American president, but 4 May 1982 was one such occasion. That was when Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalyn took a trip out to Statfjord A, which was operated at the time by Mobil Exploration Norway Inc (Meni).