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Box XV. 5

Norway: direct reporting of quantity of exports of petroleum products

Significant parts ofNorway’s of Norway’s petroleum exports are produced outsideNorway’s outside Norway’s customs territory and hence are not included in data received from customs. As an alternative, reports of figures forNorway’s for Norway’s exports of crude oil are received both from Government institutions and directly from the oilfield operators. 

Crude oil. Preliminary figures forNorway’s for Norway’s exports of crude oil are received directly from the oilfield operators. There are different reports depending on whether the mode of transportation is oil tanker or pipeline. Monthly field reports of transportation by oil tankers contain lifting date, cargo number, name of vessel, name of shipper, destination, net barrels (bbls) and net metric tons. The report of transportation by pipeline contains volume in barrels per terminal. Destination countries for transportation by pipeline are based on reports fromNorway’s from Norway’s authorities.  On a quarterly basis, final shipment figures, volume and price per barrels (FOB) are received from the owners of the oil cargos. Occasionally, figures for crude oil transported by pipeline are also received; information is received on a quarterly basis. 

Natural gas. Preliminary volume figures forNorway’s exports of natural gas are received monthly from the oilfield operators. There are two means of transportation: a significant proportion of the pipeline exports goes through the pipeline transportation system, but to some extent there is also transportation by gas tankers (LNG).  Monthly reports of transportation by pipeline contain volume in standard cubic metres (scm). Information on destination countries for transportation by pipeline is based on reports fromNorway’s authorities. Field reports of transportation by tankers contains lifting date, cargo number, name of vessel, name of shipper, discharge port and net metric tons. Preliminary prices are based on information from petroleum companies.  Final figures, volume and value, are received from the largest producing companies on a quarterly basis. 

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