Valentina Stackl, Oil Change International,

Nicole Rodel, Oil Change International,


Norway approves $18 billion in support for new oil and gas projects

In response to Norway’s energy ministry approving over USD 18 billion to support 19 new oil and fossil gas field developments on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in the North Sea today, Silje Ask Lundberg, Oil Change International North Sea campaign manager said:

“Once again, Norway is showing its climate hypocrisy. As wildfires are raging in Canada and heatwaves are taking lives in India, Norway approves 19 new oil and gas field developments. The world’s leading climate scientists say we must stop drilling for new oil and fossil gas to secure a liveable future – but despite this Norway keeps drilling. If Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and the rest of the Norwegian government want to be taken seriously on the international climate stage, they need to align Norway’s oil and gas policies with a 1.5 degree scenario, and start planning now for a fair, full, and fast phase out of all fossil fuels.”