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.

What's new

Bilde av Rosenberg verft i Stavanger

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.

Regjeringen presenterer havvindambisjoner på en pressekonferanse i Marmorhallen.

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.


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 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.