from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A town of northern Norway on an island in the Arctic Ocean. It is the northernmost town of Europe, with uninterrupted daylight from May 17 to July 29. Population: 7,208.


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  • The main hosts of the "Hammerfest" gathering were members of the Portland-based Volksfront International, a group that originated from Oregon and which is by far the most significant neo-Nazi organization in our state.

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  • But Hammerfest lacked the infrastructure and manpower to construct one.

    Norwegian Oil Firm Goes to Energy's Last Frontier

  • The gas was to be processed on Melkoya, a small island near Hammerfest, and sent as LNG to Europe and the U.S.

    Norwegian Oil Firm Goes to Energy's Last Frontier

  • The Snoehvit gas field -- the name means Snow White in Norwegian -- was discovered in 1984 off Hammerfest, a small fishing community that is the northern-most town in the world.

    Norwegian Oil Firm Goes to Energy's Last Frontier

  • Allan Klo Statoilhydro's pioneering liquefied natural gas plant on an island off Hammerfest in Norway has encountered an array of problems.

    Norwegian Oil Firm Goes to Energy's Last Frontier

  • On a much larger scale, Statoil plans to construct an LNG export terminal at Melkoya, near Hammerfest.

    North Sea, Europe

  • All the production equipment is on the ocean floor, so the drifting ice is not a problem, and the wellhead links by 89 miles of pipe to a small island just off Hammerfest.

    The Arctic Oil Rush

  • Snohvit will combine production from three gas fields (Snohvit, Albatross, and Askeladd), a pipeline connecting these fields to an onshore receiving terminal near Hammerfest, and a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal.

    Energy profile of Norway

  • And look just at that map: mild temperatures reach northern areas in Atlantic than in Pacific – but do they know that Norway has always been free by ice sea, or they think that seeing an ice sheet still far north than Scotland but reaching Hammerfest would be normal?

    Unthreaded #12 « Climate Audit

  • We went to Hammerfest (ph) which is this classic - it's almost like a Wild West town in the high north.

    CNN Transcript Sep 7, 2007


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