GCE NODE met three ministers in February. Left-right: Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Anniken Hauglie, CEO Anne-Grete Ellingsen at GCE NODE, Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Minister of Trade and Industry Monica Mæland.

“Political interest for GCE NODE and NODE companies is growing, not only because of the difficult market situation, but also because NODE companies have the technology and competence that is vital for greener, ocean-related industries”, says Anne-Grete Ellingsen.

GCE NODE’ CEO was among the top oil and gas executives who met with the Norwegian government’s committee of experts on green competitiveness in February, a month that also included meetings with Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Minister of Trade and Industry Monica Mæland, and Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Anniken Hauglie.

“We are included in various processes that explore which role the oil and gas industry can play in a greener future. The Norwegian oil and gas sector has a better track record, with less emission per unit produced, than any other region in the world. The industry is constantly trying to reduce its environmental footprint”, says Ellingsen.

“Furthermore, we are in a position to contribute to the development of greener industries. Competence and technology from oil and gas is vital in for instance offshore wind, subsea mining and aquaculture”, says Ellingsen.

She will represent GCE NODE as a number of companies and organizations are invited to build a new road map for the Norwegian petroleum industry. The goal is to demonstrate the role of the oil and gas industry in a future low emission society. The Norwegian Oil and Gas Association and The Federation of Norwegian Industries are behind the initiative.