The state has so far this year received 54 billion less in petroleum taxes than in the same period last year, but taxpayers have paid more than last year.
The payments of petroleum taxes have in 2016 consistently remained at about half the level of last year, according to Statistics Norway.
In total so far this year 630 billion in taxes has been paid. This is a decrease of 5.4 percent from the same time last year.
Individual taxpayers have paid 528 billion in taxes, an increase of 18 billion.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today