The C02 Tax and its Ability to Reduce C02 Emissions Related to Oil and Gas Production in Norway

  • Frode Rømo
  • Morten W. Lund
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The oil and gas production sector is one of the largest contributors to C02 emissions in Norway. The Norwegian government introduced a C02 tax in 1991, and the main motivation for the tax was to reduce emissions as a step towards the goal of achieving the 1989 level of C02 emissions in the year 2000 in Norway. Emissions of C02 from the sector are mainly related to two processes, gas flaring and production of energy for drilling, processing and pipeline transportation of gas to energy consumers in Europe.


Diesel Engine Hydroelectric Power Norwegian Continental Shelf Offshore Installation Average Energy Utilization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frode Rømo
    • 1
  • Morten W. Lund
    • 1
  1. 1.The Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research at the Norwegian Institute of Technology, SINTEF Applied EconomicsTrondheimNorway

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