Norway puts its oil revenues into the Government Pension Fund, the largest sovereign wealth fund in the world. In simple terms, the Government Pension Fund, or oil fund, is a giant savings pot that makes its money by investing in more than 9,000 companies all over the globe.... read more ›
The country is entirely self-sufficient in oil and gas, out of the North Sea, and is a substantial exporter, in particular to the UK and the Netherlands who, respectively, source 42% and 17% of their requirements from Norway.... read more ›
Gas markets have become more globalised as production and trade with liquefied natural gas (LNG) increase. About 95 % of Norwegian gas is transported via an extensive network of subsea pipelines to other European countries, while about 5 % is exported as LNG by ship from the Melkøya facility in Hammerfest.... see details ›
The Norwegian finance ministry in its draft budget for 2023 said oil and gas revenue next year was seen rising to a record 1.38 trillion crowns ($131 billion) from 1.17 trillion crowns in 2022 and 288 billion crowns in 2021.... read more ›
Norway has proven reserves equivalent to 69.0 times its annual consumption. This means that, without Net Exports, there would be about 69 years of oil left (at current consumption levels and excluding unproven reserves).... read more ›
Since production started on the Norwegian continental shelf in the early 1970s, petroleum activities have contributed to over NOK 18 000 billion in current NOK to Norway's GDP. This does not include related service and supply industries.... view details ›
Norwegian gas could replace enough Russian gas to prevent the power sector from returning to coal. Here, access is facilitated by infrastructure and by markets in large cities and industries. Infrastructure is now in place for Norwegian gas to reach Poland and the Baltic states.... see more ›
The answer, in short, is no. Before the conflict in Ukraine, Norway covered between 20 and 25 percent of the EU's and Britain's gas needs. In comparison, 45 to 50 percent was provided by Russia. Even with maximised production, Norway will be unable to provide the EU with all the energy it typically needs.... see more ›
Ramping up North Sea oil and gas is not a short-term solution to Europe's reliance on Russian supplies, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.... continue reading ›
After ramping up production, it is forecast to deliver nearly 90 billion cubic metres of gas to the EU this year, or nearly 25% of the bloc's demand, according to research firm Rystad Energy. That's higher than the 20% Russia will likely provide.... continue reading ›
The Norwegian and British sectors hold most of the large oil reserves. It is estimated that the Norwegian sector alone contains 54% of the sea's oil reserves and 45% of its gas reserves. More than half of the North Sea oil reserves have been extracted, according to official sources in both Norway and the UK.... see more ›
Norway, a country known for its environmentalism, owes much of its wealth to vast oil wells. On Monday, voters who are increasingly concerned about the climate crisis take to the polls in an election that could shape the future of the country's energy supply.... read more ›
Following the beginning of the process to exit its projects in Russia, Norwegian state-owned oil and gas player Equinor has now also decided to stop trading in Russian oil and oil products.... see more ›
Almost half of the pump cost in the Nordic nation is made up of road, carbon and sales taxes, according to the Norwegian Automobile Federation. Norway is Europe's top petroleum producer and the surge in oil and gas prices due to the war in Ukraine has boosted its coffers.... see more ›
Oil Reserves in China
China has proven reserves equivalent to 5.4 times its annual consumption. This means that, without imports, there would be about 5 years of oil left (at current consumption levels and excluding unproven reserves).... see details ›
World Oil Reserves
The world has proven reserves equivalent to 46.6 times its annual consumption levels. This means it has about 47 years of oil left (at current consumption levels and excluding unproven reserves).... see details ›
That being said, at current consumption, we have by some accounts an estimated 47 years of oil left to be extracted. That equates to somewhere in the region of 1.65 trillion barrels of proven oil reserves. Other sources up this estimate a bit, but most agree we have around 50 years left, give or take.... see details ›
Latest Updates. The EU imports roughly a fifth of its gas from Norway, compared with the 40% it got from Russia before Moscow's Feb.... read more ›
It is fueled by oil and gas exports which not only makes it extremely efficient and stable, but also helps it to be one of the richest countries for many many more years to come. Another major reason why Norway is so wealthy is Petroleum.... see details ›
“Europe can live without Russian oil and coal supplies, but significant logistical problems will have to be tackled to lessen the impacts of such scenario,” said Simone Tagliapietra, researcher at Bruegel and one of the authors of the study.... see more ›
Replacing 130 bcm of natural gas imports from Russia within a year would be a significant challenge, but, as our rough estimates show, not impossible.... read more ›
The EU says its latest sanctions could cut the amount of oil it buys from Russia by 90%. However, this will take months to come into full effect, and even then Russia will be able to sell oil elsewhere in the world.... see more ›
Norway currently supplies record amounts of oil and gas to Germany and Europe as a whole. For Germany, Norway is the second largest supplier of gas after Russia. Currently, Norway covers more than 30 percent of Germany's natural gas requirements.... continue reading ›
But the country's oil and gas production is likely to drop significantly after 2030, he says, sliding from 4.5 million barrels of oil equivalent per day by the middle of this decade to less than 2 million boepd in 2040. Natural gas production is estimated to drop from 130 Bcm per annum in 2030 to about 50 Bcm in 2040.... see details ›
Norway's share in German gas consumption has grown rapidly since the beginning of Russia's war against Ukraine. The fossil fuel-rich country currently covers more than 30 percent of all gas flows to Germany, news agency AFP reports in an article carried by n-tv.... see details ›
Prices for oil would likely go up, not just for Europe but for the rest of the world too, because oil is a global commodity and a net loss of supplies from Russia would be likely. That would mean higher costs for driving and heating fuel and more consumer inflation.... continue reading ›
Russia's proven reserves of oil and gas will suffice for 39 and 80 years, respectively, whereas coal reserves will suffice for an even longer period in accordance with updated national register data, General Director of the State Commission on Mineral Resources Igor Shpurov said in an article for InfoTEK analytical ...... see details ›
CNOOC acquired the North Sea assets as part of its $15 billion purchase of Canadian producer Nexen in 2013, in its largest overseas acquisition yet.... read more ›
The UK and Norway both began offshore exploration and production in the mid-1960s with the first oil discoveries made in 1969. Since then, both countries have produced similar amounts of hydrocarbons: the UK has produced 42.8 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe) and Norway 40 billion boe.... view details ›
According to the Oil and Gas Authority's Vision 2035 (published 2017), and taking into account future exploration, 14.9 billion BOE could potentially be extracted between now and 2035. The figures in Vision 2035 were based on an assumption of an oil price of $60 per barrel of oil and 55 pence per thermal unit of gas.... read more ›
China has the second largest refining capacity in the world and is responsible for 16.2 percent of the world's refinery throughput, just after the U.S., which accounts for 20 percent.... see more ›
The oil and gas sector is vital to both the UK and Scottish economies. Oil and gas extraction alone was worth an estimated £8.8 billion in GVA to Scotland's economy in 2019, representing 5% of total Scottish GDP.... view details ›
In 2020, Norway exported $22.6B in Crude Petroleum. The main destinations of Norway exports on Crude Petroleum were United Kingdom ($6.93B), China ($3.93B), Sweden ($3.4B), Netherlands ($2.95B), and Germany ($985M).... continue reading ›
The Top Importers of Russian Fossil Fuels.
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The bloc's proposed gas replacements by the end of 2022 – which include LNG (liquefied natural gas) diversification, renewables, heating efficiency, pipeline diversification, biomethane, solar rooftops and heat pumps – amount to around 102 bcm annually, according to data from the EU Commission's REPowerEU, aggregated ...... see details ›
India and China now account for over half of all Russia's seaborne oil exports. Russia is now China's biggest supplier of oil, taking over from Saudi Arabia in 2022. In March this year, combined oil imports by China and India from Russia overtook those from the 27 EU member states.... read more ›
- Venezuela. Venezuela, while overall a rather impoverished nation, is rich in oil reserves and fossil fuels, and uses that particular wealth to provide their people with virtually free gasoline. ...
- Libya. ...
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- Angola. ...
- Kuwait. ...
- Turkmenistan. ...
The Ripple Effect.
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There have been a few spikes here and there (2003 was an exceptional year), but as a rule, electricity in Norway has been cheap. This is explained by the fact that historically, electricity in the country has been plentiful, and almost entirely coming from hydropower.... view details ›
Norway, a country known for its environmentalism, owes much of its wealth to vast oil wells. On Monday, voters who are increasingly concerned about the climate crisis take to the polls in an election that could shape the future of the country's energy supply.... see details ›
Norway's contribution of $4.7 billion to its foreign aid program in 2021 constituted 0.93% of its Gross National Income (GNI), making it the second largest contributor among OECD countries as a percentage of GNI to foreign aid.... see details ›
Norway is one of the world's most prosperous countries, and the production of oil and gas accounts for 20 percent of its economy. Other important sectors include hydropower, fish, forests, and minerals. State revenues from petroleum are deposited in the world's largest sovereign wealth fund.... see details ›
Norway is expected to export nearly 90 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas to the European Union, nearly 25% of its expected gas needs this year, according to forecasts from energy consultancy Rystad. Exports to Britain could reach 36 bcm, nearly 50% of the country's total gas demand.... see details ›
The Government Pension Fund Global, also known as the Oil Fund, was established in 1990 to invest the surplus revenues of the Norwegian petroleum sector. It has over US$1.19 trillion in assets, and holds 1.4% of all of the world's listed companies, making it the world's largest sovereign wealth fund.... continue reading ›
The oil and gas industries play a dominant role in the Norwegian economy, providing a source of finance for the Norwegian welfare state through direct ownership of oil fields, dividends from its shares in Equinor, and licensure fees and taxes.... continue reading ›
The weak Norwegian krone seems to be largely attributable to factors related to the risk premium, such as the declining importance of petroleum in the Norwegian economy, a relative reduction in FDI in Norway and a fall in oil industry-specic share prices.... view details ›
The public sector in Norway provides many vital services to the general population. The tax that we pay is used to finance public services such as health services, hospitals, education and transport. In addition to covering social costs, taxes are also used to promote greater equality between individuals.... see details ›
Norway has caught the fame for being one of the richest countries in the world. In terms of GDP per capita we ranked number 4 in 2020 (see the list here). When it comes to having the largest Sovereign Wealth Fund in the world we rank number 1! This fund amounted to 1.275 Billion USD in 2020.... see details ›
Norway: National debt from 2017 to 2027 (in billion U.S. dollars)
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