State-ownership in the energy sector

State-ownership in the energy sector

In the government’s view, private ownership should be the main rule in Norwegian business and industry. Direct state ownership requires a special justification.

Part-owned company

Equinor is an international energy company with about 22 000 employees in 37 countries. Its main activities are oil and gas production.

Wholly-owned companies

The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy administers the state's ownership of the companies Petoro, Gassco, Statnett, Enova and Gassnova.

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