A dispute in Norway is centred on Nyhamna, a gas processing plant being expanded with freight-train sized modules to allow it to supply about 22 million European homes. Norway is set to export an unprecedented amount of the fuel to Europe this year. The region’s biggest gas producing country plans to invest 57 billion kroner in fields and pipes to allow Nyhamna to export 20 percent more gas to the U.K. from 2018.
Nyhamna processes fuel mainly from the Ormen Lange field before exporting most of it through the 1,166-km (725-mile) Langeled pipeline to the U.K. The plant will from 2018 also receive fuel from Aasta Hansteen, the first deepwater project in the Norwegian Sea.