Lukoil takes Arctic oil shipping dispute with Rosneft to Russia’s Supreme Court

Lukoil takes Arctic oil shipping dispute with Rosneft to Russia’s Supreme...

Russia's two biggest oil companies, Lukoil and Rosneft, are preparing for a legal battle over transportation of Arctic oil in the country's highest court. The...
Deb Haaland becomes first-ever Native American US Cabinet secretary

Deb Haaland becomes first-ever Native American US Cabinet secretary

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Deb Haaland was confirmed on Monday as Secretary of the Interior, becoming the first Native American to lead a cabinet...
Indigenous peoples call on Nornickel’s global partners to demand environmental action

Indigenous peoples call on Nornickel’s global partners to demand environmental action

Nornickel’s mining and metallurgical plants on the Siberian tundra, worth billions of dollars, are key to delivering metals for the electromobility industry. The company...
Rosatom hints it may need fewer icebreakers for the Northern Sea Route

Rosatom hints it may need fewer icebreakers for the Northern Sea...

The head of Rosatom's Northern Sea Route Directorate says three powerful nuclear icebreakers will be able to keep the whole Arctic shipping corridor open...
An Arctic LNG tanker is in drydock to repair damage from a winter test voyage

An Arctic LNG tanker is in drydock to repair damage from...

A highly ice-capable natural gas carrier suffered damage to one of its engine pods during a first-of-its-kind winter transit without icebreaker support on Russia’s...
China includes ‘Polar Silk Road’ in next 5-year plan

China includes ‘Polar Silk Road’ in next 5-year plan

SHANGHAI — China will construct a "Polar Silk Road" and actively participate in the development of Arctic and Antarctic regions, it said in its...
Tens of thousands of reindeer starve in Russia, as thick ice hampers tundra grazing

Tens of thousands of reindeer starve in Russia, as thick ice...

Local residents in Russia's Yamal region believe between 60,000 and 80,000 reindeer might have died of starvation over the past few months. The tragedy...
Oil companies show less interest in remote Barents Sea licenses

Oil companies show less interest in remote Barents Sea licenses

Dwindling interest among major oil companies in the Norwegian shelf is evident in the country’s 25th license round. According to Norway's national Petroleum Directorate,...
Drilling advocates continue to plan for seismic surveys in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

Drilling advocates continue to plan for seismic surveys in Alaska’s Arctic...

Supporters of oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge say they are pressing on with plans to conduct seismic surveys in the area...
Developers plan several more floating reactors for Russia’s East Arctic coast

Developers plan several more floating reactors for Russia’s East Arctic coast

Russia's state-owned nuclear power company Rosatom intends to build five floating nuclear power plants in the Chukotka Peninsula to serve several mining projects in...