The three parties sat down to talk about government cooperation at Hurdalsjøen hotel on Thursday last week.
The talks are called explorations, and the goal is to clarify whether there is a basis for formal government negotiations.
The ambition was to move on from explorations to negotiations this week.
But the talks are moving in the oil field, NRK confirms.
Sources from both SV and the Center Party, who are well informed about the polls, point out to NRK that the oil discussion is now by far the most difficult topic of conversation in Hurdal.
SV has opted for the oil business to be reduced and for no more exploration or production licenses to be granted for new oil and gas extraction on the Norwegian shelf.
The Labor Party and the Center Party’s starting point is that the oil industry should be “developed, not wound up”.
And there they stand until further notice.
SV’s experience is, as far as NRK understands, that the Labor Party and the Center Party largely stand together and that they cannot be moved in SV’s direction.
On Tuesday morning, when the oil price had reached its highest level in three years and provided record revenues for the Norwegian state, the three parties reconvened.
After NRK is informed, it is still impossible to say whether there will be a conclusion on probing today.
Want to do something with the APA rounds
In oil management in Norway, a distinction is made between two types of licensing rounds: numbered rounds and so-called APA rounds (allocation in predefined areas).
Numbered licensing rounds have been carried out since 1965. In these rounds, immature parts of the shelf are explored where user safety is greater, but where it is also possible to store discoveries.
The APA rounds are about mature parts of the shelf, ie areas where the geology is known and there is some infrastructure.
These rounds are held annually and account for a very large part of what is shared by new production licenses. In the 25th licensing round in 2020, for example, four production licenses were offered, compared with 61 in APA 2020.
For SV, it is essential to do something about the APA rounds.
Predators can be solved
Another topic that is difficult in the negotiating room is the predator management in Norway.
It is especially about wolves, but also about other predators.
In that case, the Center Party and the Socialist People’s Party are on their own wings. SV Wants and larger files, while the Center Party wants to make it easier to kill wolves.
Heming Olausen is a national board member of SV and was interviewed by NRK on Tuesday in another case about the Hurdal negotiations. He does not have detailed insight into the polls, but other SV people may also have expressed this to NRK.
– If this smokes, then it’s on oil and climate. Wolf is releasable.
Nor has the predator theme found its solution. But the sources NRK talks to indicate that the oil issue appears to be more troublesome than the predator theme.
For example, it seems inconceivable that SV leaves the negotiations with predators as the main reason. But the question of the oil industry’s future may be tricky to swallow for SV.
Met climate protesters
During the lunch break during Tuesday’s explorations, SV deputy leader Kirsti Bergstø took the trip out and met Greenpeace, who has made and own art installation at the hotel
– This was a strong work of art, Bergstø said in front of smoke, howling sirens, oil drums, industrial helmets and a sign with the inscription “Loose oil flock”.
– Can you solve the oil tangle?
– What comes out of the polls now, you will find out later, answered a word button Bergstø, before she added:
– It is important that people wear helmets for the future as well. The question is what jobs they should have.
A little new
The polls started for the day at 8.30 on Tuesday, and at lunchtime it had been as quiet as it was yesterday.
There have been no signals of press meetings or clarifications during the day, but it has not been ruled out either.
Just before 12 o’clock, the party leaders took a break. Sp leader Trygve Slagsvold Vedum used the opportunity to take a phone call and ventilate a bit. But when the press flocked to him, he entered the hotel again. The media does not currently have access there.
– Now I have to go in again, because now there will be questions again, Vedum said according to NTB.