Category Archives: Kristiansand

Improved results in 2009

Audited figures for 2009 show a considerable strengthening of the municipalities’ finances compared to 2008. Net operating surplus for the municipalities is estimated at 2.7 percent in 2009. The municipalities’ gross operating surplus in 2009 was about NOK 3.3 billion. The figures show that the municipalities’ gross operating revenue was ...

Highest number of births in 37 years

Norway's population increased by 58,950 to 4,858,200 in 2009. The birth surplus contributed to 35 percent of the population increase, whereas the migration surplus from abroad contributed to 65 percent. Not since 1972 have more children been born in Norway than in 2009. The relative population increase was 1.2 percent in 2009. Since 1900, only three ...

January 2010 e-Newsletter

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The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is a reminder

Each year, International Holocaust Remembrance Day marks the horrors that confronted the world when the concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz was liberated 65 years ago. “This day is important. It reminds us of the atrocities of the past, and of the responsibility we have today to fight genocide, oppression, racism, discrimination and anti-Semitism,” Foreign Minister ...

December 2009 e-Newsletter

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A White Christmas for all Norwegians

For the first time in several years, all Norwegians enjoy a White Christmas. Even the rainy city of Bergen and the island community of Utsira, where snow rarely falls, are covered by snow. In Bergen it is five years since the townspeople could enjoy their city covered by snow at Christmas. In southeastern Norway, south of Oslo ...

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Snow in western Norway causes traffic chaos

On Saturday afternoon, traffic was heavy in Bønes near Bergen. Several places in Western Norway are dealing with heavy, slow traffic. Photo: Pål Bentdal

Due to heavy snow fall in western part of the country, Norway's Public Roads Administration ask drivers to stay home unless absolutely necessary. In the Rogaland region, the recent snowfall has created very difficult driving conditions. "People who can stay home on Sunday definitely should stay up," advises Lene Westrheim of the Public Roads Administration to ...

Fined for Statfjord incident

Statfjord A

The Rogaland county public prosecutor notified Statoil Dec.18 that it has been fined NOK 25 million following the oil leak from the Statfjord A loading buoy on Dec. 12, 2007. “We have noted the public prosecutor’s decision,” says Thorstein Hole, vice president for the operations west cluster in Statoil. “We’ll be taking time to study the ...

Statnett submits licence application for new interconnector to Denmark

Statnett

Statnett has submitted an application to the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) for permission to establish a new interconnector across Skagerrak. Skagerrak 4 (SK4) will be the fourth such cable to Denmark. The interconnector will have a transmission capacity of 700 MW. "It is Statnett's assessment that this interconnector will both be environmentally friendly ...