Gazprom slows expansion at Yamal field

Gazprom slows expansion at Yamal field

The Yamal Peninsula has long been the key area of expansion for Russia’s state gas company Gazprom. Billions of dollars have been invested in...
Statoil’s new Arctic field needs oil prices of just $30 a barrel to turn a profit

Statoil’s new Arctic field needs oil prices of just $30 a...

Norwegian oil company Statoil says its Johan Castberg field will come on stream in year 2022 and prepare the way for the development of more northern fields,...
ConocoPhillips accepts state deal to drill promising oil field

ConocoPhillips accepts state deal to drill promising oil field

ConocoPhillips has accepted a deal from the state allowing it to add an increasingly promising oil prospect to its Colville River Unit on the North...
Alaska’s new governor will face a daunting financial challenge

Alaska’s new governor will face a daunting financial challenge

Alaska’s next governor takes office in December after a campaign that largely hinged on his opposition to taxes and his support for sending Alaskans...
Experts warn gas pipes are in real danger from exploding tundra

Experts warn gas pipes are in real danger from exploding tundra

Russia’s leading expert on methane explosions on the tundra, Professor Vasily Bogoyavlensky, tells the Siberian Times that in some places swelling tundra jacks up gas pipes.“In...
Nunavut electrical utility explores geothermal energy potential

Nunavut electrical utility explores geothermal energy potential

In an effort to explore alternative energy North of 60, Nunavut’s power corporation is looking for someone to study and map geothermal power potential...
Alaska’s independent governor drops re-election bid

Alaska’s independent governor drops re-election bid

Two days after Alaska’s lieutenant governor abruptly resigned in what appeared to be a sexual harassment scandal, Alaska’s governor ended his campaign for re-election...
Ban on new Arctic drilling gives Canada leg up -U.S. lawmakers

Ban on new Arctic drilling gives Canada leg up -U.S. lawmakers

OTTAWA — U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday slammed an agreement made with Canada to ban offshore Arctic drilling, saying Ottawa's plan to review its ban every...
Under settlement, ExxonMobil proposes more oil production at Point Thomson field

Under settlement, ExxonMobil proposes more oil production at Point Thomson field

ExxonMobil is proposing a dramatic increase in oil production at a North Slope field, under the terms of a 2012 settlement with the state...
China’s first nuclear icebreaker could serve as test platform for future nuclear aircraft carriers

China’s first nuclear icebreaker could serve as test platform for future...

China is set to become only the second country after Russia to operate a nuclear icebreaker, and it's first such icebreaker will rival Russia’s largest...