Consent was given to Exxon Mobil to extend the life of a natural gas field in the North Sea because of new production calculations, Norway’s government said. Exxon started production at the Sigyn natural gas field in the Norwegian waters of the North Sea in 2012 and estimated only a five-year lifespan for development. According to the Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway, new calculations from the company show production can be sustained. “We have granted Exxon Mobil consent to extend the lifetime until Dec. 31, 2022,” the government agency said in a consent agreement . Norway is one of the top natural gas suppliers to the European economy, apart from Russia . Europe is working to wean itself off Russian natural gas by relying more […]