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  • Norway is Europe's largest oil producer, the world's third-largest natural gas exporter, and an important supplier of both oil and natural gas to other European countries.
  • Norway is the largest oil producer and exporter in Western Europe.
  • Norway is the world's third-largest exporter of natural gas after Russia and Qatar, and, as of 2012, Norway was the sixth-largest dry natural gas producer.
  • Hydropower accounts for 97% of the electricity produced in Norway.

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Analysis Last Updated: April 28, 2014


Overview data for Norway

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Petroleum (Thousand Barrels per Day)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Norway
Europe
OECD
World
Rank
Norway
Total Oil Production 528.7430 , 513.8180 , 533.7390 , 664.1370 , 755.6970 , 826.7420 , 910.2699 , 1056.2343 , 1199.2730 , 1569.5288 , 1724.5707 , 1962.1760 , 2224.9245 , 2384.6444 , 2700.4518 , 2909.9343 , 3240.8905 , 3289.6107 , 3146.5972 , 3147.8405 , 3354.6092 , 3422.9837 , 3341.8845 , 3272.9567 , 3196.5876 , 2978.2108 , 2786.1396 , 2564.8939 , 2463.9167 , 2352.5552 , 2134.6206 , 2007.3503 , 1902.0844 , 1826.0955
(1980-2013)
1,902.08 3,979 22,531 89,690 15 1,826.10
Crude Oil Production 485.8110 , 474.4580 , 492.3460 , 614.9540 , 707.2940 , 772.5960 , 841.4900 , 982.4860 , 1113.0900 , 1482.6030 , 1630.0080 , 1870.8650 , 2131.8850 , 2281.5130 , 2569.5520 , 2765.8280 , 3091.0120 , 3141.7170 , 3011.2340 , 3018.8850 , 3221.5170 , 3226.3270 , 3130.5840 , 3042.1140 , 2954.4750 , 2697.9422 , 2490.5781 , 2270.2225 , 2181.9563 , 2067.4247 , 1869.2822 , 1752.2411 , 1606.6393 , 1529.9014
(1980-2013)
1,606.64 3,116 15,661 75,888 15 1,529.90
Consumption 200.0000 , 185.0000 , 167.0000 , 165.0000 , 188.0000 , 197.0000 , 201.0000 , 204.0000 , 196.0000 , 190.0000 , 199.0000 , 189.0000 , 189.0000 , 195.0000 , 200.0000 , 208.0000 , 220.0000 , 220.0000 , 221.0000 , 222.0000 , 211.3954 , 219.6011 , 218.5960 , 229.2695 , 215.5217 , 216.7056 , 236.6980 , 231.7255 , 229.3497 , 225.3249 , 222.3129 , 223.9458 , 221.8992 , 232.1049
(1980-2013)
221.90 14,452 45,938 89,430 51 232.10
Estimated Petroleum Net Exports 328.7430 , 328.8180 , 366.7390 , 499.1370 , 567.6970 , 629.7420 , 709.2699 , 852.2343 , 1003.2730 , 1379.5288 , 1525.5707 , 1773.1760 , 2035.9245 , 2189.6444 , 2500.4518 , 2701.9343 , 3020.8905 , 3069.6107 , 2925.5972 , 2925.8405 , 3143.2138 , 3203.3826 , 3123.2885 , 3043.6872 , 2981.0659 , 2761.5052 , 2549.4416 , 2333.1684 , 2234.5670 , 2127.2303 , 1912.3077 , 1783.4045 , 1680.1852 , 1593.9906
(1980-2013)
1,680.19 -10,472 -23,407 -- 2 1,593.99
Refinery Capacity 264.0000 , 253.0000 , 243.0000 , 243.0000 , 243.0000 , 244.0000 , 240.0000 , 240.0000 , 240.0000 , 239.0000 , 295.0000 , 288.0000 , 288.0000 , 285.2000 , 287.2500 , 284.7400 , 307.0000 , 307.0000 , 307.0000 , 312.0000 , 358.0000 , 305.0000 , 310.0000 , 310.0000 , 310.0000 , 310.0000 , 310.0000 , 310.0000 , 315.0000 , 315.0000 , 319.0000 , 319.0000 , 319.0000
(1980-2012)
319 16,787 45,873 88,097 47 319
Proved Reserves(Billion Barrels) 5.7500 , 5.5000 , 7.6200 , 6.8000 , 7.6600 , 8.3000 , 10.9000 , 10.5000 , 14.8000 , 10.4350 , 11.5462 , 7.6094 , 7.6094 , 8.8057 , 9.2838 , 9.4158 , 8.4221 , 11.2336 , 10.4222 , 10.9128 , 10.7870 , 9.4473 , 9.4473 , 10.2650 , 10.4474 , 8.5000 , 7.7050 , 7.8493 , 6.8653 , 6.6800 , 6.6800 , 5.6700 , 5.3200 , 5.3660 , 5.8250
(1980-2014)
5.37 12 227 1,646 24 5.83
Natural Gas (Billion Cubic Feet)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Norway
Europe
World
Rank
 
Norway
Production 917.2365 , 923.9110 , 901.7332 , 912.2218 , 966.7481 , 942.8752 , 992.4221 , 1042.1810 , 1051.6101 , 1085.7597 , 976.0000 , 969.0000 , 1038.9319 , 966.9250 , 1040.3800 , 1076.0500 , 1445.0898 , 1622.3711 , 1631.5530 , 1761.5122 , 1867.4572 , 1945.8565 , 2412.3677 , 2703.3633 , 2948.4494 , 3072.4050 , 3093.5940 , 3167.7555 , 3503.2480 , 3663.9313 , 3755.7503 , 3579.7403 , 4155.2913
(1980-2012)
3,579.74 9,965 116,255 7   4,155.29
Consumption 34.9972 , 34.0790 , 38.5993 , 46.0154 , 41.0007 , 47.4987 , 86.9808 , 60.3180 , 70.0650 , 73.1021 , 80.0000 , 78.0000 , 130.5949 , 90.0500 , 92.8800 , 101.3500 , 102.4135 , 128.1935 , 127.1340 , 155.0329 , 140.2006 , 162.8022 , 189.9947 , 222.1314 , 282.1669 , 187.1695 , 119.3647 , 156.0923 , 122.8962 , 230.6070 , 194.4444 , 161.3896 , 149.6650
(1980-2012)
161.39 19,199 116,395 62   149.66
Net Export/Imports(-) 896.0000 , 891.0000 , 908.3371 , 876.8710 , 947.5000 , 974.6900 , 1342.6763 , 1494.1777 , 1504.4190 , 1606.4794 , 1727.2567 , 1783.0544 , 2222.3730 , 2481.2319 , 2666.2825 , 2885.2355 , 2974.2293 , 3011.6632 , 3380.3518 , 3433.3243 , 3561.5178 , 3418.4920 , 3902.6607
(1990-2012)
3,418.49 -9,400 -- 88   3,902.66
Proved Reserves
(Trillion Cubic Feet)
23.5000 , 42.7000 , 49.3700 , 58.0000 , 58.8000 , 89.0000 , 104.0000 , 103.1800 , 105.9400 , 85.5000 , 82.1600 , 60.6740 , 60.6700 , 70.6290 , 70.4880 , 70.9120 , 47.4980 , 47.7450 , 52.3010 , 41.4240 , 41.3890 , 44.0370 , 44.0370 , 77.3000 , 74.8000 , 73.6240 , 84.2600 , 82.3200 , 79.1300 , 81.6800 , 81.6800 , 72.0000 , 70.8700 , 73.1000 , 73.8060
(1980-2014)
73.10 146 6,846 17   73.81
Coal (Million Short Tons)
Previous Year
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History
Norway
Europe
World
Rank
 
Norway
Production 0.3175 , 0.4519 , 0.4850 , 0.5556 , 0.4971 , 0.5589 , 0.4817 , 0.4398 , 0.2910 , 0.3968 , 0.3340 , 0.3638 , 0.3957 , 0.2954 , 0.3318 , 0.3219 , 0.2535 , 0.4255 , 0.3616 , 0.4453 , 0.6967 , 1.9709 , 2.3501 , 3.2452 , 3.2011 , 1.6215 , 2.6400 , 4.4897 , 3.7809 , 2.9112 , 2.1330 , 1.5278 , 1.3547
(1980-2012)
1.528 779 8,444 43   1.355
Consumption 1.6017 , 1.4903 , 1.4980 , 1.4991 , 1.8221 , 1.8585 , 1.6513 , 1.5708 , 1.6116 , 1.5851 , 1.4088 , 1.2809 , 1.2544 , 1.3889 , 1.6127 , 1.6733 , 1.6413 , 1.6821 , 1.7505 , 1.7361 , 1.7174 , 1.5432 , 1.3294 , 1.2897 , 1.5157 , 1.2688 , 1.1651 , 1.3151 , 1.4043 , 0.9171 , 1.2467 , 1.3823 , 1.3856
(1980-2012)
1.382 1,023 8,285 65   1.386
Net Export/Imports(-) -1261.0442 , -1094.5952 , -1194.9055 , -862.0075 , -1189.3940 , -1388.9123 , -1238.9980 , -977.7502 , -1075.8559 , -1149.7107 , -1089.0836 , -893.9745 , -1014.1265 , -1047.1958 , -1276.4766 , -1402.1400 , -1392.2192 , -1296.3182 , -1369.0707 , -1262.1465 , -976.6479 , 213.8484 , 1130.9715 , 1813.3022 , 1673.3086 , 682.3307 , 1484.8134 , 2556.2600 , 2480.2006 , 1867.3154 , 636.0337 , 372.5812 , 44.0925
(1980-2012)
0.373 -239 -- 91   0.044
Electricity (Billion Kilowatthours)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Norway
Europe
World
Rank
 
Norway
Net Generation 82.7050 , 91.8110 , 91.6030 , 104.8630 , 105.0280 , 101.5610 , 95.5460 , 102.6840 , 108.1310 , 117.7620 , 120.2840 , 109.2580 , 115.7769 , 118.3350 , 110.6080 , 120.6030 , 103.5160 , 108.6250 , 114.8790 , 120.8700 , 140.8095 , 119.7084 , 128.5678 , 105.2534 , 108.6635 , 135.3932 , 119.7238 , 134.1008 , 139.2196 , 129.0683 , 121.5170 , 124.8215 , 144.6540
(1980-2012)
124.82 3,558 21,081 27   144.65
Net Consumption 75.1120 , 78.0760 , 78.1000 , 83.1150 , 89.1950 , 91.9460 , 90.6840 , 93.8630 , 94.8460 , 95.1890 , 97.4480 , 99.7160 , 100.2189 , 101.5860 , 102.5580 , 104.5160 , 103.9450 , 104.1290 , 110.5370 , 110.4490 , 112.9765 , 115.4914 , 109.5938 , 103.7594 , 109.1535 , 113.3512 , 110.4638 , 113.9548 , 115.6526 , 112.5063 , 119.5750 , 111.4545
(1980-2011)
119.58 3,351 18,501 27   111.45
Installed Capacity (GWe) 20.0120 , 21.5440 , 22.3690 , 22.9520 , 23.2060 , 23.6510 , 24.7810 , 25.5830 , 25.6890 , 27.0330 , 27.1340 , 27.1410 , 27.2850 , 27.3400 , 27.5720 , 28.3210 , 28.4420 , 28.2750 , 27.9170 , 28.9120 , 28.9640 , 28.5600 , 28.2530 , 28.3410 , 28.4490 , 29.0990 , 29.2710 , 29.9400 , 30.5300 , 31.2350 , 31.6540 , 31.7580
(1980-2011)
31.65 986 5,086 27   31.76
Total Primary Energy (Quadrillion Btu)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Norway
Europe
World
Rank
 
Norway
Production 2.9291 , 3.0202 , 3.0156 , 3.4367 , 3.6744 , 3.7711 , 3.9100 , 4.3358 , 4.6848 , 5.5878 , 5.8036 , 6.1750 , 6.8631 , 7.1204 , 7.7738 , 8.3489 , 9.2615 , 9.5834 , 9.3313 , 9.5323 , 10.2997 , 10.3006 , 10.6899 , 10.6435 , 10.7927 , 10.6566 , 10.1234 , 9.9187 , 10.1259 , 9.8778 , 9.4383 , 9.0085 , 9.5687
(1980-2012)
9.009 44 518 12   9.569
Consumption 1.3410 , 1.3883 , 1.3466 , 1.4700 , 1.5313 , 1.5475 , 1.5419 , 1.5729 , 1.6003 , 1.6716 , 1.7103 , 1.6194 , 1.7122 , 1.7102 , 1.6801 , 1.7872 , 1.6898 , 1.7491 , 1.8068 , 1.8849 , 1.9874 , 1.8930 , 1.9400 , 1.8200 , 1.8913 , 1.9684 , 1.8082 , 1.9384 , 1.9423 , 1.9046 , 1.8424 , 1.8171 , 1.9269
(1980-2012)
1.817 82 519 39   1.927
Energy Intensity
(Btu per 2005 U.S. Dollars)
11750.9652 , 12130.4264 , 11788.6160 , 12450.6798 , 12390.1740 , 11957.7459 , 11669.1377 , 11808.7377 , 11981.7846 , 11983.0823 , 12052.8140 , 11109.6454 , 11281.1384 , 10983.4454 , 10149.5229 , 10359.8559 , 9324.9790 , 9170.5516 , 9347.3609 , 9647.6096 , 9832.2445 , 9195.6394 , 9297.2026 , 8654.9212 , 8709.9028 , 8906.3015 , 8047.1279 , 8399.4419 , 8369.4858 , 8338.9318 , 8042.3328 , 7857.0895
(1980-2011)
8,042 5,497 7,401 47   7,857
Carbon Dioxide Emissions (Million Metric Tons of CO₂)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Norway
Europe
World
Rank
 
Norway
Total from Consumption of Fossil Fuels
33.5695 , 31.1567 , 28.6965 , 29.4399 , 30.6936 , 33.9208 , 36.4686 , 34.4873 , 34.0220 , 36.0097 , 34.7840 , 32.3600 , 35.6717 , 34.1503 , 36.0913 , 37.8644 , 39.8424 , 41.7526 , 41.9908 , 44.0774 , 41.2580 , 41.5198 , 42.4091 , 45.4612 , 48.1196 , 42.0588 , 41.0438 , 42.1595 , 40.0286 , 44.7170 , 45.1032 , 45.8691
(1980-2011)
45.10 4,375 31,502 66   45.87

-- = Not applicable; NA = Not available; E = Estimate value
Sources: EIA. For more detailed data, see International Energy Statistics.

Data last updated: May 30, 2013