Norway vote may break Lofoten drilling gridlock

consists of a string of islands about 200 km. long, lying north of the arctic circle and reaching out into the Norwegian Sea.

Lofoten consists of a string of islands about 200 km. long, lying north of the Arctic Circle and reaching out into the Norwegian Sea.

OSLO, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Norway’s election next month offers a chance to break years of political gridlock over oil and gas activities in the pristine Lofoten region, one of the last major stretches of Norwegian coastal waters shut for exploration.

Drilling off the picturesque archipelago, which juts into the North Atlantic above the Arctic circle, has for years been blocked by vehement opposition by smaller political parties that have played king-makers in fractured Norwegian parliaments.

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