Norway/Minister/Petroleum and Energy
| Norway/Minister/Petroleum and Energy
(Minister of Petroleum, Minister of Energy)
|Includes management of Norway's energy resources, including the valuable deposits of petroleum and hydroelectricity.
The Minister of Energy (Norwegian: Energiministeren) is a councilor of state and chief of the Norway's Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.  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. 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. It was renamed Minister of Energy starting from 1 January 2024.
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.
Office Holders on Wikispooks
|Odd Roger Enoksen
|17 October 2005
|21 September 2007