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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APA 2014 - Acreage announcement

Today, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy is announcing this year’s licensing round for mature areas on the Norwegian continental shelf – Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2014. The aim is to award new production licences in the announced areas at the beginning of 2015.

Subsea Valley Conference

Telenor Arena, 2 April 2014

Electricity certificates

A common Norwegian-Swedish market for electricity certificates was established 1 January 2012. Norway and Sweden have a combined goal of establishing 26.4 TWh new electricity production based on renewable energy in 2020. Norway and Sweden are each responsible for financing 13.2 TWh in the certificate system, regardless of the amount of production that is located in each of the two countries.

APA 2013 – Strong interest in further exploration of the Norwegian shelf

The Government has decided to offer ownership interests to 48 companies in 65 new production licences in connection with the 2013 Awards in Predefined Areas (APA 2013).

Address at Russian–Norwegian Oil and Gas Conference

"Our close relations, high level of competence and industrial opportunities form an excellent basis for future cooperation", said State Secretary Bård Glad Pedersen in his address at the annual Russian–Norwegian Oil and Gas Conference in Tromsø.

Statement at fourth Assembly of IRENA

"It is my pleasure to announce today that Norway will make a voluntary contribution to IRENA of 2 million US dollars. We look forward to supporting selected activities under the Work Programme that is up for adoption at this Assembly", said State secretary Hans Brattskar in his statement at the fourth Assembly of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

The Property Unit Ownership Act

Act of 23 May 1997 No. 31 relating to ownership of property units (Property Unit Ownership Act). Cf. previous Act of 4 March 1983 No. 7.

Text of the law (in Norwegian)

The Housing Cooperatives Act

Act of 6 June 2003 No. 39 relating to housing cooperatives (the Housing Cooperatives Act). Cf. the previous Act of 4 February 1960 No. 2 relating to housing cooperatives.

Text of the law (in Norwegian)

Letter to the EU Commission on climate and energy policies

The ministers Vidar Helgesen (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Tine Sundtoft (Ministry of the Environment) og Tord Lien (Ministry of Petroleum and Energy) have sendt a letter to the European Commission with the Norwegian Government's views on the 2030 framework for the climate and enbergy policies.

No change to the decision to reduce tariffs in the transportation system Gassled

Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tord Lien, upholds the decision to reduce tariffs in the gas transportation system Gassled. The decision, which entered into force 26 June this year, only affects gas transported after 1 October 2016. Tariffs for current transport agreements remain unchanged. Tariffs are reduced only for those parts of the Gassled system that have reached their predicted return.

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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

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