August 31, 2018 / 11:27 AM / 22 days ago

Norway's new oil minister says Lofoten moratorium remains in place

OSLO, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Norway’s moratorium on oil exploration in the waters around the Arctic Lofoten-Vesteraalen-Senja archipelago will remain in place, the country’s new oil minister Kjell-Boerge Freiberg told reporters on Friday.

The oil industry has for many years sought to explore the region, but this is a controversial political topic in Norway. (Reporting by Terje Solsvik, editing by Gwladys Fouche)

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