Minister of Petroleum and Energy

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Minister of Petroleum and Energy of Norway
Olje- og energiministeren
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Tord Lien 8320.jpg
Incumbent
Tord Lien

since 16 October 2013
Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
Member of Council of State
Seat Oslo
Nominator Prime Minister
Appointer Monarch
with approval of Parliament
Term length No fixed length
Constituting instrument Constitution of Norway
Precursor Minister of Trade and Industry
Formation 11 January 1978
First holder Bjartmar Alv Gjerde
Deputy State secretaries at the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
Website Official website

The Minister of Petroleum and Energy (Norwegian: Olje- og energiministeren) is a councilor of state and chief of the Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since 16 October 2013 the position has been held by Tord Lien of the Progress Party.[1] 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[edit]

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 Pary

Ministers[edit]

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet Ref
70289 Bjartmar Gjerde.jpg Gjerde, BjartmarBjartmar Gjerde Labour 11 January 1978 3 October 1980 2 years, 266 days Nordli [2]
Johanson, ArvidArvid Johanson Labour 3 October 1980 14 October 1981 1 years, 012 days Nordli
Brundtland I
[2][3][4]
Hveding, VidkunnVidkunn Hveding Conservative 14 October 1981 8 June 1983 1 year, 248 days Willoch I [5]
Kaare Kristiansen politiker KrF.JPG Kristiansen, KåreKåre Kristiansen Christian Democratic 8 June 1983 9 May 1986 2 years, 336 days Willoch II [5]
Øien, ArneArne Øien Labour 9 May 1986 16 October 1989 3 years, 161 days Brundtland II [6]
Reiten, EivindEivind Reiten Centre 16 October 1989 3 November 1990 1 year, 19 days Syse [7]
Kristensen, FinnFinn Kristensen Labour 3 November 1990 31 December 1992 2 years, 59 days Brundtland III [8]
Frøiland, RanveigRanveig Frøiland Labour 1 January 1997 17 October 1997 0 years, 290 days Jagland [9]
Marit Arnstad.jpg Arnstad, MaritMarit Arnstad Centre 17 October 1997 21 March 2000 2 year, 156 days Bondevik I [10]
Akselsen, OlavOlav Akselsen Labour 21 March 2000 19 October 2001 1 year, 213 days Stoltenberg I [11]
Steensnæs, EinarEinar Steensnæs Christian Democratic 19 October 2001 18 June 2004 2 years, 243 days Bondevik II [12]
Widvey, ThorhildThorhild Widvey Conservative 18 June 2004 17 October 2005 1 years, 122 days Bondevik II [12]
Odd Roger Enoksen.jpg Enoksen, Odd RogerOdd Roger Enoksen Centre 17 October 2005 21 September 2007 1 years, 340 days Stoltenberg II [13]
Åslaug Haga Sp Kommunal- og regionalminister 20051017.jpg Haga, ÅslaugÅslaug Haga Centre 21 September 2007 20 June 2008 0 years, 273 days Stoltenberg II [13]
Terje Riis-Johansen Senterpartiet Landbruks- og matminister20051017.jpg Riis-Johansen, TerjeTerje Riis-Johansen Centre 20 June 2008 4 March 2011 2 years, 258 days Stoltenberg II [13]
Ole Borten Moe.jpg Moe, Ola BortenOla Borten Moe Centre 4 March 2011 16 October 2013 2 years, 227 days Stoltenberg II [13]
Tord Lien 8293.jpg Lien, TordTord Lien Progress 16 October 2013 present 0 years, 285 days Solberg [1]

References[edit]

  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 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gro Harlem Brundtland's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Gro Harlem Brundtland's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Odvar Nordli's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Gro Harlem Brundtland's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Jan Syse's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Gro Harlem Brundtland's Third Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Thorbjørn Jagland's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "Kjell Magne Bondevik's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "Jens Stoltenberg's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "Kjell Magne Bondevik's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  13. ^ a b c d "Jens Stoltenberg's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.