New Norwegian minister promises fiscal stability

Norway’s new energy minister is planning to go all out in awarding new licences and is optimistic about his country’s oil and gas sector
By Silvia Favasuli 9 February 2017
Terje Søviknes, Norway’s new minister of petroleum and energy. (Norwegian energy ministry)

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.

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