How a shipping safety violation is escalating an internal conflict over Russia’s Northern Sea Route

How a shipping safety violation is escalating an internal conflict over...

A serious violation of Arctic shipping safety rules by Yamal LNG carrier Boris Vilkitsky last month has escalated a growing conflict about the regulation of and...
Russia sanctions carve out will help some energy companies

Russia sanctions carve out will help some energy companies

While President Donald Trump criticized over the weekend the "phony" investigation into his campaign's contacts with Russian officials while running for office, Congress struck...
EU ramps up energy efficiency target, but still room for Norwegian gas

EU ramps up energy efficiency target, but still room for Norwegian...

On Wednesday, Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Actions and Energy with the European Commission, announced the European Union’s target to increase energy efficiency. By...
Russia’s biggest oil company announces more offshore Arctic drilling

Russia’s biggest oil company announces more offshore Arctic drilling

Five years after it found one of the largest oil fields in Arctic waters, Russian oil giant Rosneft says it has plans for more...
Rosneft finds more than 80 million tons of oil in its first offshore Laptev Sea well

Rosneft finds more than 80 million tons of oil in its...

Russian oil giant Rosneft says that the Tsentralno-Olginskaya-1 well, it's first ever drilling in the Laptev Sea, holds at least 80 million tons of...
China’s Polar Silk Road: Where does it lead?

China’s Polar Silk Road: Where does it lead?

A spider expanding its web. Another move in president Xi’s global chess play. A long-term plan to take over where President Trump’s United States...
Novatek halts some Yamal LNG production

Novatek halts some Yamal LNG production

Yamal LNG is halting production on its second and third units for 12 days each in the period between May 21 and June 15,...
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...
Alaska’s North Slope has plenty of undeveloped oil left, a new estimate finds

Alaska’s North Slope has plenty of undeveloped oil left, a new...

Four decades after oil began flowing from Alaska’s North Slope, a new resource assessment says there is plenty more oil yet to be discovered. The...
Defective safety valve caused fuel spill at Nunavut mine, company says

Defective safety valve caused fuel spill at Nunavut mine, company says

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. says an April 8 fuel spill at its Meliadine mine site in Nunavut was likely caused by a defective safety...