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Power to the EV: Norway spearheads Europe’s electric vehicle surge

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Category: Automobile / Transport

With ambitious emissions-reduction targets, support from government and the car industry, electromobility is on the verge of major expansion in Europe, reports Yale Environment 360. Oslo, Norway’s capital, like most of the Scandinavian country’s cities and towns, boasts bus-lane access for electric vehicles (EVs), recharging stations aplenty, privileged parking, and toll-free travel for electric cars. […]

Source: The Guardian

Published: June 27, 2017


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Norway Expands Slower Than Estimated as Oil Slump Nears End

Category: Business and Investment News

Norway’s economic growth picked up slower than anticipated in the fourth quarter as western Europe’s biggest crude producer emerges from a protracted slump in its oil industry. Mainland gross domestic product, which excludes oil, gas and shipping, grew 0.3 percent from the previous quarter, Statistics Norway said Thursday. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had estimated a gain of […]

Source: Bloomberg

Published: June 27, 2017


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Diplomats in State of Confusion Over US Transition

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Category: Government

The former prime minister of Norway was detained and questioned at a Virginia airport because he had a passport stamp from a visit to Iran. He was forced to call his embassy, which reached out to State, according to diplomats.   Washington (CNN) – From Moscow to Monrovia, there’s a new guessing game: What’s going […]

Source: CNN

Published: February 9, 2017


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White House spokesman hints that Trump won’t revoke Norwegian Air permit

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Category: Airline / Travel

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday suggested that the Trump administration looks favorably on the foreign air carrier permit that the Obama administration granted to Norwegian Air’s Ireland-based subsidiary in December. “There is a huge economic benefit that lies in that deal right now,” Spicer said, referring to Norwegian’s plan to purchase more […]

Source: Travel Weekly

Published: June 27, 2017


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DCC to buy ExxonMobil’s Norwegian retail petrol station Esso network

Category: Business and Investment News

DCC has bought Esso’s petrol station network in Norway for £235m – its second largest acquisition ever. Esso Retail Norway is the third largest retail petrol station network in the country, selling 600 million litres of fuel each year, across 142 stations, and has contracts to supply 108 other Esso-branded stations owned privately. Norway’s largest […]

Source: The Telegraph

Published: June 27, 2017


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