Norway Prime Minister Appoints New Oil Minister In Cabinet Reshuffle

Norway’s Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg replaced her ministers for oil and transportation in a cabinet reshuffle on Aug. 31, her office said in a statement.

Oil Minister Terje Soeviknes of the rightwing Progress Party was replaced by fellow party member Kjell-Boerge Freiberg, a former mayor of a town in the Arctic Lofoten archipelago, in which the oil industry has long sought permission to explore.