Oil companies paid 21 percent less in taxes last year

The petroleum companies that are drilling for oil in the Norwegian underground have altogether paid 21 percent less taxes last year. They paid a total of NOK 116 billion to the Norwegian state.

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In 2019 the Norwegian state received NOK 31 billion (USD 3.5 billion) less in taxes from oil companies drilling for oil on the Norwegian shelf, reports media E24.

The media has looked at the tax list for companies operating on the Norwegian shelf.

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