Both Plantasjen, Byggmakker and OBS Bygg in Oslo are warning of a great shortage. They put it in context with high electricity prices.
Several of the shops for the wood carriers in Oslo are completely empty of wood, in the middle of the winter cold, writes Aftenposten.
– We cannot guarantee anywhere that we have it inside, but we do everything we can to get more, says Operations Manager Jørgen Haukås in Plantasjen Norway. He believes the shortage is due to electricity prices, which have not been higher in nine years.
– I have been running for 27 years and have never experienced being empty so early. There is virtually no manufacturer left behind at any place, says CEO Steinar Halvorsen in Christiania Vedforretning.
He also points to the electricity prices, but he also emphasizes the government’s ban on the use of heating oil and kerosene in homes.
– Fossil fuel is banned in Oslo. Therefore, so many more wood-burning stoves have come. It has never been sold more than this year, says Halvorsen.
Also last year, there were shortages in several places in the country in the middle of the cold wave.