Norway is a key energy partner for the EU and major supplier of oil and gas and electricity. Norway is a member of the European Economic Area Agreement and has therefore adopted EU energy market rules in its legislation.
The European Commissioner responsible for Energy and the Norwegian Minister for Petroleum and Energy meet regularly for the EC-Norway Energy Dialogue.
The Energy dialogue was launched in 2002 and aims to foster cooperation with Norway on a broad range of energy issues, such as international energy, global energy supply and demand, policy developments in Norway and in the EU, implementation of EU energy rules in Norway, cooperation on technology, carbon capture and storage etc.
EU-Norway Energy Conference
The recent focus on energy security has further strengthened the EU's energy partnership with Norway. To this end a EU-Norway Energy Conference take place regularly to discuss a broad range of energy cooperation topics.