Norway not ready to let go of oil, gas in push for hydrogen, offshore wind


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OSLO — Norway is betting on hydrogen and offshore wind for the energy transition but will still continue to extract oil and gas, the center-right government said as it presented its long-term energy strategy on Friday.

Norway, Europe’s second largest oil and gas producer, will continue to offer regular licensing rounds, offering exploration acreage to energy firms, the government said. (Reporting by Nora Buli, Nerijus Adomaitis, Victoria Klesty and Terje Solsvik, editing by Gwladys Fouche)