CEO Anne-Grete Ellingsen (left) and Finance Minister Siv Jensen met in Kristiansand, August 6.

GCE NODE and NODE member Stimline were among a small group of companies and organizations invited to meet Finance Minister Siv Jensen in Kristiansand Thursday.

The Minister came to get feedback on a new tax reform, but also addressed the situation in the oil and gas industry caused by the decline in oil prizes.

“Oil and gas will continue to be the most important industry in Norway for many years to come. Still, the onshore economy needs to grow in order to compensate for an expected decline offshore”, said Jensen.

Anne-Grete Ellingsen, CEO of GCE NODE, urged the Minister to secure funds to support new entrepreneurs.

“These days, highly skilled people are let go. Many have the competence and desire to start their own companies. We need to support this”, said Ellingsen.

She also pointed at the possibility to increase efforts within plug and abandonment. Entrepreneur and CEO of Stimline Tom Fedog emphasized this.

“It is a good idea to start plug and abandonment in these difficult times”, said Fedog.

April 18th 2024

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