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Norway has signed the Paris deal, yet drilling on the Norwegian shelf is not slowing down

Activity on the Norwegian continental shelf has been high in the first half of 2021, and several development projects are on the cards, says the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

The Johan Sverdrup field. | Photo: Equinor ASA

Norway, made rich on its oil, has no current plans to slow down its activity level on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) nor the development of new projects, even though the country has signed on to the Paris Agreement and thus an emission reduction of 50 percent by 2030 compared to its 1990 level.

Despite this commitment, the activity has not slowed down in 2021.

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