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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SAR helicopter in place
A search and rescue (SAR) helicopter has been stationed permanently on Statfjord B since 1983 as part of the emergency response organisation.