Minister of Petroleum and Energy of Norway
Olje- og energiministeren
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Incumbent
Terje Aasland

since 7 March 2022
Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
Member ofCouncil of State
SeatOslo
NominatorPrime Minister
AppointerMonarch
with approval of Parliament
Term lengthNo fixed length
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Norway
PrecursorMinister of Trade and Industry
Formation11 January 1978
First holderBjartmar Alv Gjerde
DeputyState secretaries at the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
WebsiteOfficial website

The Minister of Petroleum and Energy (Norwegian: Olje- og energiministeren) is a councilor of state and chief of the Norway's Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.[1] The current minister is Terje Aasland. The ministry is responsible for the government's energy policy, including management of Norway's energy resources, including the valuable deposits of petroleum and hydroelectricity. Major subordinate agencies and companies include the Water Resources and Energy Directorate, the Petroleum Directorate, Petoro, Gassnova, Gassco, Enova, Statnett and a partial ownership of Statoil. The position was created on 11 January 1978 as a response to the increased importance of oil on the Norwegian continental shelf. The position was merged with the Minister of Trade and Industry between 1992 and 1996.

The position has been held by seventeen people from five parties. No person has held the position for at least three years, resulting in one of the most volatile positions in the cabinet. Kåre Kristiansen holds the longest tenure, as one of six to have held the position for more than two years. The position has been a favorite of the Centre Party, who has claimed it in all coalition governments they have participated in except Willoch II. The position has overall been held longer by the Centre Party than the Labour Party.

Key

The following lists the minister, their party, date of assuming and leaving office, their tenure in years and days, and the cabinet they served in.

  Centre Party
  Christian Democratic Party
  Conservative Party
  Labour Party
  Progress Party

Ministers

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet Ref
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Bjartmar Gjerde Labour 11 January 1978 3 October 1980 2 years, 266 days Nordli [2]
Arvid Johanson Labour 3 October 1980 14 October 1981 1 year, 11 days Nordli
Brundtland I
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Vidkunn Hveding Conservative 14 October 1981 8 June 1983 1 year, 248 days Willoch I [4]
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Kåre Kristiansen Christian Democratic 8 June 1983 9 May 1986 2 years, 336 days Willoch II [4]
Arne Øien Labour 9 May 1986 16 October 1989 3 years, 161 days Brundtland II [5]
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Eivind Reiten Centre 16 October 1989 3 November 1990 1 year, 19 days Syse [6]
Finn Kristensen Labour 3 November 1990 31 December 1992 2 years, 58 days Brundtland III [7]
Norges forsvarsminister Grete Faremo vid Nordiska Radets session i Reykjavik. 2010-11-03.jpg
Grete Faremo Labour 25 October 1996 18 December 1996 54 days Jagland [7]
Ranveig Frøiland Labour 18 December 1996 17 October 1997 303 days Jagland [8]
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Marit Arnstad Centre 17 October 1997 17 March 2000 2 years, 152 days Bondevik I [9]
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Olav Akselsen Labour 17 March 2000 19 October 2001 1 year, 216 days Stoltenberg I [10]
Einar Steensnæs Christian Democratic 19 October 2001 18 June 2004 2 years, 243 days Bondevik II [11]
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Thorhild Widvey Conservative 18 June 2004 17 October 2005 1 year, 121 days Bondevik II [11]
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Odd Roger Enoksen Centre 17 October 2005 21 September 2007 1 year, 339 days Stoltenberg II [12]
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Åslaug Haga Centre 21 September 2007 20 June 2008 273 days Stoltenberg II [12]
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Terje Riis-Johansen Centre 20 June 2008 4 March 2011 2 years, 258 days Stoltenberg II [12]
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Ola Borten Moe Centre 4 March 2011 16 October 2013 2 years, 227 days Stoltenberg II [12]
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Tord Lien Progress 16 October 2013 20 December 2016 3 years, 65 days Solberg [1]
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Terje Søviknes Progress 20 December 2016 31 August 2018 1 year, 254 days Solberg [13]
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Kjell-Børge Freiberg Progress 31 August 2018 18 December 2019 1 year, 109 days Solberg [14]
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Sylvi Listhaug Progress 18 December 2019 24 January 2020 37 days Solberg [15]
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Tina Bru Conservative 24 January 2020 14 October 2021 1 year, 263 days Solberg [16]
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Marte Mjøs Persen Labour 14 October 2021 7 March 2022 144 days Støre [17]
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Terje Aasland Labour 7 March 2022 present 117 days Støre [18]

References

  1. ^ a b "Erna Solberg's Government". Government.no. 16 October 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Odvar Nordli's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Gro Harlem Brundtland's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Odvar Nordli's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Gro Harlem Brundtland's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Jan Syse's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Gro Harlem Brundtland's Third Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 3 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Thorbjørn Jagland's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Kjell Magne Bondevik's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Jens Stoltenberg's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  11. ^ a b "Kjell Magne Bondevik's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  12. ^ a b c d "Jens Stoltenberg's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 11 April 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  13. ^ "Terje Søviknes". Civita.no. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  14. ^ "Solvik-Olsen Out of Government - Dale Becomes New Minister of Transport". Dagbladet. 30 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  15. ^ "Officially from the State Council - 18 December 2019". Government.no. 18 December 2019. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  16. ^ "This Is Solberg's Cabinet 4.0". NRK. 24 January 2020. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  17. ^ "Norge har fått ny regjering" (in Norwegian). NRK. 14 October 2021. Retrieved 14 October 2021.
  18. ^ "Marte Mjøs Persen er Norges nye arbeidsminister" (in Norwegian). NRK. 7 March 2022. Retrieved 7 March 2022.