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Aberdeen Press & Journal: JOBS JOY AS GAS PLANT STAYS OPEN

EXTRACT: Tom Botts, executive vice-president of Shell Exploration and Production activities in Europe, said: “The strong partnership with Norway and the opportunities to create value from existing assets shows why the North Sea is still a good place for Shell to do business.”

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Jobs at a North-east gas terminal have been safeguarded until 2021.

The move is a result of gas flowing in from Norway to St Fergus.

The terminal, which provides 120 jobs, had been due to wind down, but can now operate at full capacity for another 14 years.

So-called “wet” gas has started running from the Statfjord field to the UK Flags pipeline.

It contains not only natural dry gas used to power homes and business, but also natural gas liquids, the essential feedstock for the chemical industry.

The announcement comes after Shell and Exxon revealed in April that they were spending £350 million on rejuvenating the gas complex north of Peterhead as well as operations at Mossmorran in Fife.

The news was welcomed today by First Minister Alex Salmond and Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Mr Salmond said it was “landmark and landfall day for St Fergus”.

And Mr Brown said: “Co-operation between both countries has secured gas supplies for the UK, extending the life of existing North Sea infrastructure, and giving Norway another export route for gas.

“This is good news for the whole of the UK but especially for Fife and the North-east, where some 450 and 120 jobs have been secured.”

Tom Botts, executive vice-president of Shell Exploration and Production activities in Europe, said: “The strong partnership with Norway and the opportunities to create value from existing assets shows why the North Sea is still a good place for Shell to do business.”

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12:00 – 16 October 2007

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