September 2020, Vol. 247, No. 9


Norway’s Gas Field Fairy Tale

Special to P&GJ Norway has given its big gas field in the Barents Sea a fairy tale name: Snøhvit (Snow White). Now the fairy tale continues with the next phase of development called Askeladd.  Askeladd is a hero in Norwegian fairy tales. He is a poor man who fights against trolls and kings and always emerges victorious in the end. He gains a “treasure” that brings good luck – his princess.  In the literature, “Askeladd,” therefore, is often associated with the German “Cinderella.” Also, in the real world, Norway has found a special treasure in the discovery of the Snøhvit field, and the phased development of the natural gas reserves is known

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