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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The Government’s carbon capture and storage strategy

The Government’s carbon capture and storage (CCS) ambitions are formulated against the backdrop of the dual challenge of the need for mitigating climate change and increasing global demand for energy.

Mangfaldet i norsk leverandørindustri: Skisse over eit felt i utbygging og drift

The service and supply industry

Norway has a highly skilled and internationally competitive petroleum related service and supply industry, developed over more than 40 years of petroleum activities in Norway. This is a result of a deliberate policy.

Kart over norsk kontineltalsokkel

Gas exports from the Norwegian shelf

Norway is the third largest gas exporter in the world. Nearly all Norwegian gas is sold on the European market. A well-developed and efficient gas infrastructure and short transport distances make Norwegian gas competitive in the European market.


An industry for the future – report to the Storting on Norway’s petroleum policy

The white paper - Report to the Storting 28 (2010-2011) is translated into english

Oil Facts-appen oppdateres kontinuerlig med data fra Oljedirektoratets faktasider og faktakart, og er tilgjengelig på både norsk og engelsk.

Launch of a new oil app

The app provides key figures, maps, facts and news updates. It also features an analysis function and an energy calculator.

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Documents replaces Fact sheet

Up until 2014, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate published a booklet containing factual information about the Norwegian petroleum activities. While the paper edition is now history, up-to-date content will now be available in a new and improved format at

Facts 2013 - Energy and water resources in Norway

The objective of this Fact Sheet is to provide a comprehensive presentation of generation, transmission and consumption of energy in Norway.

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Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

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