Terje Søviknes was appointed as Norway’s minister of petroleum and energy in December 2016, replacing Tord Lien. A member of the neoliberal Progress Party, which governs Norway in coalition with the Conservative Party, Søviknes stated soon after his appointment he would be "on the offensive" in terms of awarding new acreage. The minister shared his optimistic view for the future of the Norwegian oil and gas industry with Interfax Natural Gas Daily.
Interfax Natural Gas Daily: According to Statistics Norway, investment covering oil and gas, manufacturing,...
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