Tord Lien

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Tord Lien
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Minister of Petroleum and Energy
Assumed office
16 October 2013
Monarch Harald V
Prime Minister Erna Solberg
Preceded by Ola Borten Moe
Personal details
Born (1975-09-10) 10 September 1975 (age 39)
Øksnes, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Political party Progress Party
Alma mater University of Nordland
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Profession Historian

Tord André Lien (born 10 September 1975 in Øksnes) is a Norwegian politician for the Progress Party and has been Minister of Petroleum and Energy since 16 October 2013. Lien is the holder of an advanced degree in history (cand. philol.), having written his thesis on aspects of Norway's defense policy in the early 20th century.

In 1994, Lien was involved in a serious road accident and was sentenced to 40 days prison for speeding and traffic violations.[1]

He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Sør-Trøndelag in 2005.

Lien was a member of Trondheim city council from 2003 to 2005.


  1. ^ "Statsråd Tord Lien måtte i fengsel etter alvorlig trafikkulykke". NRK (in Norwegian) (Nordland). 23 October 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2013.