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Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

Tina Bru (Con.)

Minister of Petroleum and Energy

The principal responsibility of the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy is to achieve a coordinated and integrated energy policy. A primary objective is to ensure high value creation through efficient and environment-friendly management of Norway’s energy resources.


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The content about Norwegian petroleum activities is updated. The website is also improved to give a better user experience and overview of contents, especially on mobile phones.

Facts about Norwegian renewable energy in English

The Norwegian energy facts website is now available in English. The site contains facts about the Norwegian energy system, and can be a useful source of information for the energy sector, educational institutions, the public sector, businesses and institutions that cooperate with the energy sector.

News from the Ministry



The Norwegian carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Norway. — Longship is a milestone in the Government’s industry and climate efforts. The project will lead to emission cuts, and facilitate development of new technology and thus new jobs, says Prime Minister Erna Solberg.


Norway opens offshore areas for wind power

The government decided to open the areas "Utsira Nord" and "Sørlige Nordsjø II" for offshore renewables, including offshore wind power on June 12th 2020. This means it will be possible to submit license applications for offshore wind power projects from 2021. Many have requested information on the licensing process for offshore wind power projects. The Ministry is working on guidance for those actors who wish to develop offshore wind power projects. The guidance will be introduced in the spring of 2021. Offshore wind power will also be an important topic in the white paper on the long-term value creation from Norwegian energy resources


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