Ministry 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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Norway’s oil history in 5 minutes

In cooperation with the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has published a new edition of its annual book on the Norwegian petroleum sector, Facts 2014. The publication gives a comprehensive overview of the petroleum activity on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).

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A secure source of energy for Europe

Norwegian gas accounts for about a quarter of the gas consumption in the EU. New projections show that Norway will be able to supply flexible and reliable gas for many decades, gas that offers an opportunity for affordable and efficient emission cuts in Europe. However, clear market signals from the EU are important when future gas export solutions from our High North shall be decided.

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Awards in the 24. licensing round

Today the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy is awarding 12 new licenses in 47 blocks on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Nine of the licenses are located in the Barents Sea, while three are located in the Norwegian Sea.

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Documents

Faktasider om norsk olje og gass

New and improved version of NorwegianPetroleum.no

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.

Fronpage EnergyfactsNorway.no

Facts about Norwegian renewable energy in English

The Norwegian energy facts website EnergyfactsNorway.no 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.

Contact


Phone: + 47 22 24 90 90
Address: Akersgata 59, 0033 Oslo, Postboks 8148 Dep, 0033 Oslo