From January 1st 2018 NOx emission shall be reported at a high payment rate for all activities in the oil and gas industry on the Norwegian continental shelf. This applies to both production and exploration activities on fixed and mobile installations on the shelf.
This is a change from the previous years when removable offshore rigs could report at low rates for exploration drilling, and for relocation between missions.
The change is made to clearify which rate that applies, thus avoiding grey zones. In addition, it will provide additional incentives for emission-reducing measures on rigs, which are important to achieve the obligations in the NOx Agreement 2018-2025. The NOx Fund can supportfinancial NOx reducing measures on rigs.
Emissions from shipping must, as previously, be reported at a low rate.