Friday, June 26, 2009

Petromagasinet.no - 2 Stories

1) Statoil handler stort i Canada (By Torstein Schjølberg) 27 April 2007
http://www.petromagasinet.no/art.asp?id=6210
In this story the Norwegian journalist writes "byen Edmonton i delstaten Alberta". This is a mistake. Alberta is a Province in Canada, and joined Canada in 1905. Canada does not have states; it is divided internally by 10 provinces and 3 territories. The Norwegian word for province is "provins". Canada has been using the system of provinces since 1663, when Canada became a Royal Province of France.
2) Vil tvinge Statoil til utslippsrensing (Astri Sivertsen) 11 May 2007
http://www.petromagasinet.no/art.asp?id=6324
In this story the Norwegian journalist writes "delstaten Alberta". This is a mistake. Alberta is a province in Canada, not a state. Canada has been using the system of provinces since 1663, and has never had states. An e-mail was sent to the journalist and the mistake corrected. The journalist writes: "I see your point. The error originates from Statoil's stock market announcement, which refers to Alberta as "delstat"."

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