Energy

Waterfall in winter landscape

The chief task of the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy is to develop a coordinated and coherent energy policy. It is an overriding goal to ensure high value creation through the efficient and environmentally-friendly management of the country’s energy resources.

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License granted for electricity interconnectors to Germany and the UK

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has today granted Statnett licenses for two new electricity interconnectors, one to Germany and one to the United Kingdom. In total, this will increase Norway’s interconnection capacity with near 50 percent. Statnett plans commissioning of the cable to Germany in 2018, while the cable to the UK is planned commissioned in 2020.

Strong commitment to CCS

The Norwegian Government today presents its strategy for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). It contains a broad range of activities within research and development, full-scale demonstration in Norway and international CCS deployment. The Government has an ambition to realize at least one full-scale CCS pilot project by 2020. We are looking at opportunities both in Norway and abroad.

NOK 300 billion in net revenue from the petroleum industry

In the National Budget 2015, the State’s net cash flow from the petroleum industry is forecast to total close to NOK 300 billion in 2014 (fixed 2015 prices). Direct and indirect taxes account for around 60 per cent of the total. The State’s Direct Financial Interest (SDØE) contributes approximately 35 per cent, while the remainder comprises dividends from Statoil.

Opened the IO-Conference in Trondheim

Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tord Lien, opened the international IO-Conference for researchers and industry in Trondheim. In his speech, he adressed the central importance of research and innovation in the petroleum industry.

Startup phase for the new government building complex

"The new government building complex should be modern. We will create a living, safe urban area with the best working conditions and the work starts now," says Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Jan Tore Sanner, marking the occasion of construction work starting in the complex on Monday.

Idea phase for the new government building complex

"We want input and ideas from the public to help create the new government building complex," says Minister of Local Government and Modernisation, Jan Tore Sanner. Work is to commence on designing the layout of the new complex. The government invites input on urban planning, traffic and public access.

- Norway is an important energy partner for the EU

On Thursday, Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Mr. Tord Lien, participated in the joint EU/Norway conference on "A reinforced energy partnership between Norway and the EU" in Brussels. He also had a meeting with Günther Oettinger, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Energy.

Speech at Offshore Northern Seas 2014

Stavanger, 25 August 2014

CLIMIT and Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME)

CLIMIT is a national programme for research, development and demonstration of technologies for capture, transport and storage of CO2 from fossil-based power production and industry.

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The power market

All generating companies supply electricity to the transmission or distribution network. Once delivery has been made, it is no longer possible to separate supplies from different generators. The electricity price is primarily determined by supply and demand in the Nordic power market.

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Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

Telephone: + 47 22 24 90 90

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Visiting adress:
Akersgata 59, Oslo

Post adress:
Postboks 8148 Dep, 0033 Oslo

Contact information

Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

Telephone: + 47 22 24 90 90

Address

Visiting adress:
Akersgata 59, Oslo

Post adress:
Postboks 8148 Dep, 0033 Oslo