Hope Wanes for 'Elephant' Oil Discoveries in Norway's Arctic

After a disappointing year for drillers, Norwegian authorities are reviewing their hopes for the Nordic country's hottest exploration area.[Full Text]

2018-01-20

Buried in the GOP Tax Law Is a Mandate for Arctic Drilling

December 22, 2017 By Lou Del Bello OPEN SEASON ON ARCTIC DRILLING The GOP’s final tax plan was signed into law on December 22, 2017 after being p

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2018-01-18

Route of the future: Russia takes the lead in Arctic exploration

Russia has widely expanded its control over its Arctic territories, and the unique infrastructure it has built in the Polar region is unmatched by any other country, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has said.[Full Text]

2018-01-18

Russia to focus on beefing up military infrastructure in Arctic and on western border

The Russian defense minister earlier said that the Defense Ministry had actually finished the construction of all its facilities in the Arctic. Russia will focus on developing military infrastructure in the Arctic and along its western borders in the near future, Defense Minister Army General Sergey Shoigu said at a conference call on Tuesday.[Full Text]

2018-01-18

Work starts on oil exploration project in Arctic federal waters

December 27, 2017 By Ravenna KoenigThe drilling rig on Spy Island. Eni started exploration this week. (Photo courtesy Bureau of Safety and Environme

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2018-01-18

End of Arctic pipeline leaves Indigenous promise unfulfilled

DECEMBER 28, 2017 BY JEFFREY JONES The sun sets over the Mackenzie Delta near Inuvik, Northwest Territories November 11, 2009.STAFF/REUTERSA $20-b

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2018-01-18

Governor Orlov confirms China as key Arctic partner

Chinese investments in railway and deep-sea port will change greatly transportation infrastructure in the Russian Arctic, the Arkhangelsk Governor says.[Full Text]

2018-01-18

The Big Machines Bringing Industry—and War—to the Melting Arctic

As the ice recedes, these trains, ships, and helicopters will make the Arctic a busy hive of economic and military activity.The record-low temperatures blanketing much of the U.S. have come as a rude surprise for most of us. But such extreme conditions will soon become a way of life for a lot of people as new possibilities open at the far ends of the Earth.[Full Text]

2018-01-18

A red alert for the future Arctic

The Norman Wells pipeline connects oil fields in the Northwest Territories to Alberta. Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod was right when he issued a “red alert” in November and called for an urgent national debate on the future of the Northwest Territories. His peers, the premiers of Nunavut and the Yukon Territory, would be justified in calling for the same thing.[Full Text]

2018-01-18

Trump aims to open nearly all federal waters to offshore drilling in biggest lease sale ever

The Trump administration announced Thursday a draft proposal to offer offshore blocks to oil and gas drillers in almost all of the U.S. outer continental shelf. The plan opens the door to drilling in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, marking a break with previous administrations. The proposal faces challenges from coastal governors and an uncertain oil price environment that could keep many drillers from bidding for blocks in uncharted territory.[Full Text]

2018-01-18