Book launch in Letterkenny

Ambassador Næss gave speech about Norwegian management of oil resources

Thursday evening Ambassador Næss attended the book launch of Amanda Slevin’s new book ‘Gas, oil and the Irish state’. The book is a study of the Irish state’s model of gas and oil management, and the event took place at the Public Service Centre in Letterkenny. Ambassador Næss was invited to give a speech about the development of Norwegian society after the discovery of oil-resources in the 1960s, and what lessons the Norwegian experience can provide for future management of natural resources. The session also involved a presentation on Nigerian oil- and gas policies, by Kevin O’Hara, founder of the Centre for Corporate and Social Responsibility in Nigeria. The book launch was a major success with a turnout of more than 80 people, and the presentations was followed by a lively debate on Irish oil- and gas policy.