Liquids production in Norway will remain flat over the next five years having been in decline since 2001. In 2013 the decline slowed to 4% the lowest rate since 2008. Gas production in 2013 was 10.5 bcf/d; down 5% compared with 2012. It is expected to increase 9% by 2018 but this will depend on the delivery of key projects on time. A number of these are facing uncertainty due to the impact of the 2013 tax change on already marginal projects.