Johan Sverdrup dispute flares up again

The Norwegian Labor Party is concerned, that Norway has sold out of the country's assets to, among others, Maersk Oil, in the dispute over the Johan Sverdrup field. The five partners are now once again summoned to an emergency meeting with the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy.

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After a three-week truce between the partners in the huge Norwegian oil field Johan Sverdrup, the discussion of distributing the assets has flared up again.

This time it is the disgruntled Norwegian Arbeiderpartiet (Labor Party) that claims that Norway is being cheated out of USD 256 million with the current temporary distribution of the assets, which the five companies presented to the Norwegian Minister of Energy, Tord Lien, on February 13th.

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