Greenhouse gas emissions decrease in Norway in 2016
- Norway's gas emissions decrease by 0.5 million tons in 2016, compared to 2015

Norway's total greenhouse gas emissions in 2016 amounted 53.4 million tons of CO2 equivalents, according to preliminary figures of Statistics Norway (SSB) on Friday.

SSB said that the Nordic country's emissions was almost 1 percent less than in 2015, which means that nearly 0.5 million tons less greenhouse gas was emitted by Norway in 2016.

According to SSB, the major cause is the reduced use of fossil fuels in road traffic and oil and gas extraction.

The statistics authority said that the total number of cars increased last year, as did the volume of traffic measured in kilometers. Despite these factors, the use of biofuel in traffic increased and this helped offset emissions.

Also, while production of oil and gas rose in 2016, the greenhouse gas emissions from these activities were reduced by 1.6 per cent, compared with 2015.

This is primarily due to less use of natural gas for power production on the fields.

By Murat Temizer

Anadolu Agency

19 May,2017