Minister of Petroleum and Energy

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Minister of Petroleum and Energy of Norway
Olje- og energiministeren
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 Petroleum and Energy. 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.

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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
Gjerde, Bjartmar Bjartmar Gjerde Labour 11 January 19783 October 1980 Nordli [2]
Johanson, Arvid Arvid Johanson Labour 3 October 198014 October 1981 Nordli
Brundtland I
[2] [3] [3]
Hveding, Vidkunn Vidkunn Hveding Conservative 14 October 19818 June 1983 Willoch I [4]
Kristiansen, Kåre Kåre Kristiansen Christian Democratic 8 June 19839 May 1986 Willoch II [4]
Øien, Arne Arne Øien Labour 9 May 198616 October 1989 Brundtland II [5]
Reiten, Eivind Eivind Reiten Centre 16 October 19893 November 1990 Syse [6]
Kristensen, Finn Finn Kristensen Labour 3 November 199031 December 1992 Brundtland III [7]
Frøiland, Ranveig Ranveig Frøiland Labour 1 January 199717 October 1997 Jagland [8]
Arnstad, Marit Marit Arnstad Centre 17 October 199721 March 2000 Bondevik I [9]
Akselsen, Olav Olav Akselsen Labour 21 March 200019 October 2001 Stoltenberg I [10]
Steensnæs, Einar Einar Steensnæs Christian Democratic 19 October 200118 June 2004 Bondevik II [11]
Widvey, Thorhild Thorhild Widvey Conservative 18 June 200417 October 2005 Bondevik II [11]
Enoksen, Odd Roger Odd Roger Enoksen Centre 17 October 200521 September 2007 Stoltenberg II [12]
Haga, Åslaug Åslaug Haga Centre 21 September 200720 June 2008 Stoltenberg II [12]
Riis-Johansen, Terje Terje Riis-Johansen Centre 20 June 20084 March 2011 Stoltenberg II [12]
Moe, Ola Borten Ola Borten Moe Centre 4 March 201116 October 2013 Stoltenberg II [12]
Lien, Tord Tord Lien Progress 16 October 2013 present Solberg [1]

References

  1. 1 2 "Erna Solberg's Government". Government.no. 16 October 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  2. 1 2 "Odvar Nordli's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  3. 1 2 "Gro Harlem Brundtland's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  4. 1 2 "Odvar Nordli's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  5. "Gro Harlem Brundtland's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  6. "Jan Syse's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  7. "Gro Harlem Brundtland's Third Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  8. "Thorbjørn Jagland's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  9. "Kjell Magne Bondevik's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  10. "Jens Stoltenberg's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  11. 1 2 "Kjell Magne Bondevik's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  12. 1 2 3 4 "Jens Stoltenberg's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.