At the moment when Canada is making the transition to petro-state, ironing out internal agreements among provinces and external deals with major powers including China and the United States, The Tyee sent veteran energy issues journalist Mitch Anderson to Norway to learn why that nation has been able to amass a $600 billion savings fund for its population of under 5 million, a stark contrast to the situation here.
In This Series
How did Norwegians get so petro-smart? The Tyee sent Mitchell Anderson there to find out. First of his reports.
How history and geography shaped the world's most shrewd petro-state. Second in a series.
Forty years ago petro giants called Norwegians' demands crazy. They paid off handsomely. Third in a series.
By owning a large stake in the business, Norway has more control over safety and the bottom line. Fourth in a series.
A top petro engineer for wealthy Norway says Canada is 'a fantastic country' that's 'totally mismanaged by design.' Fifth in a series.
Rather than demonize enviros, the state invites their input. Sixth in a series.
Don't try to tell Norwegians not to worry about Dutch Disease. Pizzas cost $50. Latest in a series.
Spooked by '80s recession, it sped up extraction of crude worth way more today. Eighth in a series.
But we can win says economist Robyn Allan. Last in a series on Norway's petro-policies and lessons here.