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.
The History of Norwegian Hydropower in 5 Minutes
Modern Norway was built and industrialised when we started to utilize rivers and waterfalls to produce electricity. Hydropower is still the backbone of the Norwegian power system, and will remain so in the foreseeable future.
The service and supply industry
The service and supply industry is Norway’s second-largest industry measured in terms of turnover, after the oil and gas industry. After more than 40 years of petroleum activities, the industry has developed cutting-edge expertise and is internationally competitive
Gas exports from the Norwegian shelf
Norway is an important supplier of oil and gas to the global market, and almost all oil and gas produced on the Norwegian shelf is exported.
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An Energy Policy for Employment, Transition and security in times of uncertainty
On 8 April, the Norwegian Government presented its supplementary white paper on energy policy. The white paper shows how the Russian military invasion of Ukraine has affected world energy markets and underlines the importance of secure and stable energy access. The purpose of the Norwegian Government’s energy policy is to contribute to a secure, green transition and employment.
Ambitious offshore wind initiative
The Norwegian Government has presented a major initiative to promote offshore wind power. The aim is to use offshore wind power to generate new electricity on a par with the total amount of electricity currently produced in Norway. The initiative will enhance access to electricity for individuals and businesses across the entire country.
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.
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.