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Unformatted text preview: l production of nearly 3
million barrels per day (bpd) and an annual gas production of 85 billion
cubic metres. Approximately 80,000 people are employed in the petroleum
sector in Norway (2007). Today, the Norwegian continental shelf is the
most energy-efficient petroleum-producing region in the world with CO2
emissions that are less than a third of the global average per unit
produced6. The Norwegian continental shelf is Europe’s largest area for oil
and gas production besides Russia. Early in the next decade, Norway’s gas
exports – almost all to Europe – will increase by 50% to an estimated 130
billion cubic metres, close to the level of Russia’s exports. Exports from
Norway will account for nearly a third of natural gas consumption.
Norwegian gas exports account for approximately 15% of EU gas
consumption today, with nearly 100% of Norwegian exports going to the
EU. The main importers are: Germany (almost 30%), France (almost 20%),
Great Britain (18%) and Belgium (8%). Energy...
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