OPINION: Norwegian Labour Party leader Jonas Gahr Store has started negotiations with potential coalition partners — Centre Party and Socialist Left — after the trio won a majority of seats in Monday's parliamentary election.

Billed as Norway's climate election amid growing support for demands to stop oil and gas exploration, the outcome has put the Norwegian industry's future in the spotlight.

Following the International Energy Agency's bombshell Net Zero 2050 report in May, the industry became concerned about growing support for the parties campaigning on an anti-fossil fuel platform.