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Mongstad is one of the most important industrial site located near Bergen municipal Lindas and Austrheim approximately 60 km north of Bergen. Mongstad is the furthest north of the peninsula Lindas middle of an area with typical western scenery with fjords, mountains and sea. 13 km southeast of Mongstad is the village Lindas, and Lindas peninsula are good opportunities for outdoor recreation, fishing and swimming.
It is known for its large oil refinery was commissioned in 1975 by Statoil. Today also Shell part of interests. It is the largest export company and one of the companies in Norway which provides most jobs.Mongstad is the largest oil port after Rotterdam Netherlands.
At Mongstad is a newly opened technology test center for CO2 capture, the purpose is to find solutions that make it cheaper and more efficiently.
Mongstad is the supply of petroleum activities in the North Sea and the port receives crude oil from the North Sea. Norwegian Hydro is another main business.
There has been much discussion around the plant at Mongstad. When the Stoltenberg government in 2006 approved the construction of a gas power plant at Mongstad, it was promised that emissions should be cleaned from the first day. Now, however, it is uncertain if the treatment plant at all being built. A decision will be taken in 2016.
Bergen Flesland Airport is located 82 km south of Mongstad.