Plenty of interest in oil exploration in Arctic - Norway

SANDEFJORD, Norway Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:52am EST

SANDEFJORD, Norway Jan 17 (Reuters) - Norway has seen considerable interest in its upcoming licensing round for oil exploration in its Arctic areas, the country's energy minister told a conference on Tuesday.

"There has been a lot of interest in the concession round," Ole Borten Moe, the minister of petroleum and energy, said.

(Reporting by Victoria Klesty and Henrik Stolen)