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2002
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P155 Monday, 16 December, 2002
Causes of Erosion
  • Kon-Kraft Releases Report on Capital and Profitability
  • What Are the Causes of Erosion?
  • Group Proposes a Centre for Information and Research in Oslo
P154 Monday, 16 December, 2002
Encouraging
  • Good News From Parliament Committee
  • Impact Study Should Be Sufficient for Barents Sea Decisions Late 2003
  • Fiscal Frame Conditions Should Be Considered
  • Inconsistent Left Socialists Basically Adverse to All Petroleum Activity
P153 Monday, 9 December, 2002
Waiting for #38
  • Parliament: New Models For State R&D Financing
  • Supply Industry's Competitive Position to be Investigated
  • General Assembly Rule Gone
  • Tail Production to be Seen as "Upgrade Projects"?
P152 Monday, 2 December, 2002
Time to Stop Being Nice
  • Cluster Organisations Petitioning Parliament
  • Minister Opens for Tax Debate
  • Risk of Barents Embargo Until 2005 Or Worse
  • Minister Indicates Barents Discoveries May Go Ahead
  • Local Politicians Working for Oil/Fish Co-Existence
  • Licensees Should Stand On Legal Exploration Rights
P151 Monday, 11 November, 2002
Incomplete Design
  • MPE Preparing Rules for Gassled
  • Loose Ends About Incentives and Ownership
P150 Monday, 11 November, 2002
Unexpected Rescue
  • Labour Compromise About Petroleum Free Zones
  • Policy Now Basically Same as Government's
  • Petroleum Industry Saved By Delegates From Fisheries Regions
  • Still Time to Build New Alliances
P149 Wednesday, 6 November, 2002
An Oil/Fish Alliance?
  • Oil Industry Promises Zero Emissions to Sea in the North
  • Labour Party May Go For Petroleum Free Zones
  • Oil/Fish Alliance Possible?
P148 Monday, 4 November, 2002, 2002
Holding Out For 2015
  • Government Submits Report on Domestic Use of Natural Gas
  • CO2 Barrier Must Be Overcome Almost Everywhere
  • Little Progress Likely Before 2015 in Absence of New Paradigms
  • Good-Bye to Cost Effective Implementation
  • MPE Still Avoiding Worst Mistakes
P147 Monday, 28 October, 2002
Housecleaning
  • MPE Wants More Power to Change Tariffs
  • Petroleum Act To Cover More Onshore Facilities
  • Effects Marginal, the MPE Should Avoid Claims to the Opposite
P146 Friday, 18 October, 2002
A Wanted Anomaly
  • Veto Right Instead of General Assembly Rule
  • How Will Voting Rules Develop?
P145 Thursday, 3 October, 2002
Balancing Act
  • Steensnæs: Petroleum Tax System Designed for Major Fields
  • Does Not Reject Fiscal Relief
  • R&D, New Acreage Important to Achieve Perspectives
P144 Tuesday, 1 October, 2002
Voting
  • No MPE Instruction About Co-ordinated Statoil/Petoro Voting
P143 Wednesday, 25 September, 2002
Kidding the Kids
  • Climate Modelling IPCC Style Into Classrooms
  • More than 17,000 Verified Scientists Say The Lesson is Flawed
P142 Friday, 13 September, 2002
The Daily Bigot
  • Dagbladet Claims Statoil, Hydro Support Warmongering Dictatorship in Angola
  • If True, it is a Dictatorship Dagbladet has Promoted for Decades
  • Most Others Believe in New Peace Accord and Reform Program
P141 Friday, 6 September, 2002
Norway/UK
  • Ministers Announce UK/Norway Co-operation
  • Important to Move on New Gas Infrastructure
P140 Tuesday, 27 August, 2002
End of Discussion
  • Fjell Shelves Hydro Merger Debate
P139 Tuesday, 27 August, 2002
Barents Sea Condominium?
  • Olav Fjell Suggests Norwegian-Russian Barents Sea Cooperation
P138 Tuesday, 27 August, 2002
Corporate Governance
  • Statoil Reports on Corporate Governance
  • Avoids Trap of Self-Denial
  • Knowledge Capital Missing From Triple Bottom Line
P137 Tuesday, 20 August, 2002
A Step Back
  • Steensnæs: No Plans for Further Privatisation
  • What Happened to the Billions from Restructuring?
  • Petoro Harnessed on Sales, Swaps; Contrary to Parliament's Instructions
P136 Monday, 12 August, 2002
Out of Line
  • Rerun of Hydro Merger Idea From Statoil's Chairman
  • Reprimanded for Solo Play
  • Minister Says NCS Needs Both Companies
  • Hydro Quite Clear: Not Good For Shareholders
  • Chairman Also Says Statoil Should Grow Upstream
  • Time for Statoil to Solve Its Own Problems
P135 Tuesday, 23 July, 2002
Political Litigation
  • EU Complaint Withdrawn in Deal With Statoil, Hydro
  • Started as Politics and Ends as Politics
P134 Friday, 5 July, 2002
The True Face
  • Environmentalists Enraged Over Parliamentary Report
  • Truth is They Want to Close the Whole Industry
  • Useful Lesson for the Government
  • Statoil Seems to have Learned Lesson
  • New Anti-Snøhvit Action Today
P133 Thursday, 4 July, 2002
The Open Door
  • Open Door, But Limited Checkout
  • Next Reform Should Be Licensing Criteria
P132 Monday, 1 July, 2002
A Missing Chapter
  • Parliamentary Report: Good Description, But Evasive on Means
  • Parliament Must Add Chapter on Incentives
P131 Monday, 10 June, 2002
Failure
  • Only 6 Licenses in 17th Round Against 14 in 16th
  • 18 Blocks, Down From 93 Nominated, 32 Offered
  • Virtually No Competition Among Applicants
  • Round Cut Down By Environment and Poor Competitiveness
  • Serious Warning Signal For Authorities
P130 Monday, 3 June, 2002
Hard Evidence
  • ESA Accepts New Snøhvit Tax
  • MoF Admits to Negative PTA Distortion
  • Amended Rule Still Means More Tax NPV Than Under Onshore Tax Rules
  • What About Other Fields in Same Area?
P129 Thursday, 30 May, 2002
Its Own Customer
  • Statoil Into Belgian Gas Power?
  • Critical That Petoro/MPE Define Arm's Length Rules
P128 Wednesday, 29 May, 2002
Recruiting and Image
  • Statoil Most Attractive For Technology/Economy Students
  • Consistent With Earlier OLF Survey
  • High Scores on All Issues Except Environment
P127 Monday, 27 May, 2002
Fishing Trip
  • Progress Party Spokesman Opposes Hydro Sell-Down
  • Claims Concern For Hydro's Future, Hidden Agenda Likely
  • Meeting With Reiten Looks Like Fishing Trip Only
  • Majority Against Privatisation Worst Signal to Market
P126 Wednesday, 15 May, 2002
Gasled and Directive
  • Companies Agree On Gasled
  • Profits To be Limited to Normal Returns
  • Government To Regulate Access and Tariffs
  • Gas Directive To Be Integrated In National Legislation
P125 Tuesday, 14 May, 2002
Prudent
  • Ruhrgas: Statoil Stake Only Interesting as Part of Cooperation
  • Dagens Næringsliv, Reve, Roland Negative to Statoil/Hydro Merger
P124 Wednesday, 8 May, 2002
Gas and the EU
  • German Gas Market Parties Agree to Voluntary Code
  • European Gas Study Indicates Strong Role for Norway
  • Definite Cost Advantage Compared to New Russian Gas
  • Leverage for a Tougher Stand Against EU?
  • Norway to be Observer Only in "Gas OPEC"
P123 Monday, 6 May, 2002
The True Choices
  • "Analysts" Pushing for Hydro/Statoil Merger
  • Do They Expect Hydro to Sell its O&G Division Without Bidding?
P122 Thursday, 2 May, 2002
Abandonment
  • Abandonment Cost Sharing Act Ready for Abandonment?
P121 Friday, 12 April, 2002
Overdue
  • No Decision On Production Cuts Yet
  • Steensnæs: Cuts Terminated if Price "Unacceptably High"
  • More Frequent Government Intervention?
P120 Thursday, 4 April, 2002
Broken Promise
  • CO2 Tax to Continue Unchanged
  • Petroleum Sector Not To Be Included In Quota System
  • Pure and Simple Symbolism Destroying Cost Efficiency
P119 Thursday, 21 March, 2002
Time for Encouragement
  • ESA Leans Towards Accepting Bellona Complaint
  • Oil Companies Downgrade Norwegian Sea
  • 17th Round Too Meager for Majors
  • SDFI Sales: Partial Oseberg Area Restructuring
P118 Monday, 11 March, 2002
Clarifying Positions
  • Hydro Says No To Merger With Statoil
  • Labour Says Yes
  • Government Supports Diversity
P117 Friday, 8 March, 2002
North Sea Round
  • Mature Areas: A Different Story
  • OLF Proposes "Open Door" For Mature Areas
P116 Thursday, 7 March, 2002
Listen to Steensnæs
  • Industry Minister, Oil & Energy Minister Disagree on Diversity
  • Can We Avoid Being Cornered By Unresolved Paradigms?
P115 Thursday, 21 February, 2002
A Matter of Pride
  • Listen to Akselsen and Berge
  • Snøhvit a Victim Because of Environmental Merit, Not In Spite of It
  • Use KonKraft to Define a Joint Strategy
P114 Monday, 28 January, 2002
Enron
  • Separating Real and Imaginary Intangibles
  • The Importance of Knowledge About Knowledge
  • Temptations of a Regulated Corporation
P113 Tuesday, 15 January, 2002
Brende Vs Brende
  • CO2 Quota Price No More than NOK 40?
  • Brende: Quota System Must Not Benefit Today's CO2 Tax Payers
  • State Secretaries Negotiating How to Interpret Sem Declaration
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