Oslo : The Norwegian government is seriously considering use of alternative energy resources to reduce reliance on oil, revealed Petroleum Minister Aslaug Haga in an interview with a paper here Wednesday.
The minister told the widely popular daily, “Aftenposten,” the ministry is very keen on implementation of environment safety measures throughout oil production. However, Haga stressed this is not the sole source of CO2 emissions and an overall strict environment safety system is the world’s best means to bring about improvement in environment conditions.
Norway, the official further noted, is the cleaner oil producer and the state is also keen on supporting and pressuring for commitment to environment safety measures in developing nations in particular.
According to 2006 statistics, Norway was fourth in the world in petroleum export after Saudi, Russia, and Iran. It is now third in the world in export of natural gas after Russia and Canada, according to 2007 Petroleum Ministry data.