Today the second EU-Norway Energy Conference "A reinforced energy partnership between Norway and the EU" took place in Brussels.
The conference opened with keynote speeches by Günther Oettinger, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Energy, and the Norwegian Minister for Petroleum and Energy Tord Lien. More than 150 delegates attended the conference. It focused on EU-Norway energy cooperation, in particular on recent developments in power and gas markets, renewables and on security of supply issues.
Vice-President Oettinger and Minister Lien also met in the framework of the European Commission-Norway Energy Dialogue. Several key areas of energy cooperation were addressed, such as security of supply, the latest developments in EU and Norwegian energy policies, energy security stress tests, carbon capture and storage and the Internal Energy Market.
For decades, Norway has been a reliable partner of the EU. 92% of Norway's oil exports and more than 98% of its gas exports have been delivered to EU countries.