[05.04.09]

Big revenues to the government - despite lower oil prices

Net cash flow from The State's Direct Financial Interest (SDFI) on the Norwegian continental was NOK 33.2 billion in the first quarter. A 17 per cent reduction from first quarter of 2008 is small compared with a halving of the oil price as measured in US dollars. The main reason is that gas prices remained high.
Publishing date: 05-04-2009