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Norway's election niggles give Big Oil the jitters

A drilling platform at the Johan Sverdrup field in western Norway. Big Oil's enemies are now gaining ground with both moral and financial arguments. And for the first time in a long while, there's increasing political risk, says Danske Bank analyst Anders Holte.


POLITICIANS and activists that have been fighting to rein in Norway's mighty oil industry are eyeing a breakthrough.

Several parties opposed to further oil exploration could emerge as kingmakers in the Sept 11 election. That will threaten a push to search for about nine...

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