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27 February 2017

Norway's pioneering carbon approach

Report summary

Norway introduced its first carbon tax in 1991 and has developed world-leading legislation and standards over the past 25 years. The country's upstream companies, led by Statoil, already pay the highest carbon tax price globally and operate in accordance with policies that challenge them to reduce their carbon emissions from oil and gas production. Norway presents a role model for other nations to follow to reduce carbon emissions.

Table of contents

  • Paris Agreement
  • Norway is ahead of the curve
  • Norway's production and carbon emissions
  • Norway's carbon intensity is among the lowest in the world
  • Changing upstream company behaviour
  • Power-from-shore
  • Carbon capture and storage (CCS)

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This report includes 7 images and tables including:

  • Norway's pioneering carbon approach: Image 1
  • Norway carbon emissions (1997 to 2016)
  • Norway emissions per unit of production
  • Global vs Norway emissions per unit of production
  • Utsira High production profile
  • Norway's pioneering carbon approach: Image 6
  • Map of Norway's low-carbon approach

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