Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

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Published under: Solberg's Government

Publisher 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).

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.

Starting the 24th licencing round - Invitation to nominations of blocks

The Government hereby invites oil companies to nominate blocks for the 24th licencing round on the Norwegian continental shelf. The numbered licencing rounds cover frontier areas opened for petroleum activities, with the greatest potential for large discoveries.

More current issues from this ministry


New and improved version of

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 2015 – Energy and Water Resources in Norway

Facts 2015 – Energy and Water Resources in Norway is a publication intended to give an overview of energy production, transmission and consumption in Norway.


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