Downstream pollution of upstream numbers

• Because of downstream numbers in Statoil’s upstream country-by-country report, the report is not transparent.

• Reporting only the purchase of goods and services, and not all costs, creates the illusion that profits from the extraction activities (upstream) are higher than they actually were.

• Statoil’s report is so misleading that Statoil should republish with correct numbers for upstream activities.

Written by: 
Frian Aarsnes/PWYP Norge
Publication date: 
March 2015