Norway to limit foreign access to oil fields

In a new legislative bill, the Norwegian government is proposing that Norway should be able to deny state-controlled, non-EU, energy companies access to the Norwegian shelf.

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Norway wants to make it more difficult for foreign companies to buy their way into gas and oil fields on the Norwegian shelf.

In a proposed change to legislation, the government is looking to limit access to the Norwegian part of the North Sea for non-EU companies. This is motivated by considerations for national security, reports Dagens Næringsliv.

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