June 15, 2017 / 2:11 PM / a month ago

Oil producer Norway bans use of heating oil in buildings

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OSLO, June 15 (Reuters) - Oil-producer Norway will prohibit the use of oil and paraffin to heat buildings from 2020 onwards as it tries to rein in domestic greenhouse gas emissions, the government said on Thursday.

The ban will cover both new and old buildings, and applies to private homes and businesses as well as publicly owned facilities, the Ministry of Climate and Environment announced. (Reporting by Terje Solsvik)

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