The Crown Prince and Crown Princess met with the corona-hit oil industry

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-MaritCrown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit on their way out after the visit to Equinor's office in Stavanger.Photo: Carina Johansen / NTB
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Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit have arrived in Stavanger on their journey along the coast. On Thursday, they heard about the experiences with a corona in the oil city.

In glorious weather, the Crown Prince arrived on a barge from the royal ship Norway and was welcomed by Stavanger Mayor Kari Nessa Nordtun at the dock by the concert hall. Together, they walked to Rosenkildehuset for a meeting with representatives of the Chamber of Commerce (Næringsforeningen) in the Stavanger region, where the Crown Prince received the day’s first review of the oil and energy industry’s experiences of the corona period so far.

The industry was already down after tough measures with layoffs after the fall in oil prices in 2014, and with many still laid off, the future is still uncertain in the region.

Crown Princess Mette-Marit joined the program when the Crown Prince went on to Equinor’s head office in Forus.

According to the Royal House’s website, the first year of operation of the Johan Sverdrup platform, the handling of covid-19, and gains from digitization on the shelf were among the topics of the conversation, which was not open to the press.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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