OSLO, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Norway will continue to deliver natural gas to Europe for as long as needed while also working to decarbonise the continent’s energy systems, its climate and environment minister said on Friday.

While Norway is Europe’s largest gas supplier it also aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 from 1990 levels and be carbon neutral by 2050.

“We think it’s strategically important that we uphold these deliveries while there is still use, but we also work for the elimination of use, for the transition, from natural gas,” Espen Barth Eide told a Reuters Newsmaker event.

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