Oslo is the economic and governmental centre of Norway. The city is also a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping. It is an important centre for maritime industries and maritime trade in Europe. The city is home to many companies within the maritime sector, some of which are among the world's largest shipping companies, shipbrokers and maritime insurance brokers. Oslo is a pilot city of the Council of Europe and the European Commission intercultural cities programme.
Oslo Central was built on the site of the older Oslo East Station (Oslo Østbanestasjon, Oslo Ø), the combining of the former east and west stations being made possible by the opening of the Oslo Tunnel. Oslo Central has nineteen tracks, thirteen of which have connections through the Oslo Tunnel. The station has two buildings, the original Oslo East building and the newer main building for Oslo Central. Each building houses a large shopping centre. The square in front of the station is called Jernbanetorget.
LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Major leaks blamed on sabotage on the subsea Nord Stream gas pipelines from Russia to Europe have put governments from Oslo to Rome on high alert and prompted some to send in the military to secure what they see as increasingly vulnerable energy systems.
Four gas leaks on two Nord Stream pipelines have now been reported after blasts were detected on Monday ... Read more ... Any interruption in its supply could trigger an immediate energy crisis and a rupture in active pipelines would lead to an ecological disaster. Oslo has asked for help from Nato allies in helping patrol its infrastructure ... 02.28 ... .
Norwegian EnergyCompany ASAFollow ...OSLO, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Norway on Wednesday was beefing up security throughout its oil and gas sector to protect against possible sabotage after several countries said two Russian pipelines to Europe spewing gas into the Baltic had been attacked.
As demand for renewable energy increases, so does the need for places to generate it. This need has set off a global scramble for real estate on which to build the green energy infrastructure the world desperately needs to avert a climate catastrophe ... In July, it began producing and injecting energy into the grid.”.
He said the energy crisis could go one of two ways ... Rifts among members of the European bloc have already begun to show, as Norway, Europe’s leading domestic natural gas producer, decided last month to curb energy exports in an effort to protect Norwegian consumers, a move that was heavily criticized by Oslo’s Scandinavian neighbors.