2.14 percent voted in favour of the greens’ proposal, an increase of almost 0.9 percent on last year. A delighted Greenpeace leader, Truls Gulowsen, said, “50 million shares voted for it. That’s almost twice as many as last year 15 million shares also abstained from voting. Soon, it will just be the state that is left [being for the oil sands].”
The Norwegian state owns 67 percent of the shares in Statoil, and refuses to get its hands dirty by interfering. The Government has stated that it does not engage in corporate governance.