Legislation seeks to protect polar bear denning habitat in Arctic refuge

Legislation seeks to protect polar bear denning habitat in Arctic refuge

A new bill introduced in Congress would forbid any oil-related development within a mile of polar bear denning habitat in the Arctic National Wildlife...
Russian tycoon drills a dry well in Norwegian waters, but remains confident in Arctic oil

Russian tycoon drills a dry well in Norwegian waters, but remains...

DEA Norge, the company controlled by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, did not find oil in the license area which it controls together with new...
The latest plan to ship Russian Arctic gas to market? A nuclear-powered submarine tanker

The latest plan to ship Russian Arctic gas to market? A...

Shipping Arctic natural gas to market underneath the sea ice north of Siberia in a nuclear-powered submarine tanker might prove cheaper than crushing through...
Amid flagging interest in oil, Greenland sticks to its lease sale plan

Amid flagging interest in oil, Greenland sticks to its lease sale...

Greenland will go ahead with a planned sale of oil leases in 2018, despite not receiving a single bid in an auction that concluded...
Questions mount about Norway’s Arctic oil

Questions mount about Norway’s Arctic oil

Norway is selling more natural gas than ever. In 2017, companies extracted 236.4 million standard cubic meters of oil equivalents, an increase of 2.7...
Barclays says it will no longer make controversial energy investments, including in Arctic oil

Barclays says it will no longer make controversial energy investments, including...

Self-imposed restrictions on investment in fossil fuels will likely see Barclays, a U.K.-based bank, refuse to finance new oil and gas drilling in the...
Top Interior official promises speedy preparation for ANWR oil leasing

Top Interior official promises speedy preparation for ANWR oil leasing

The regulatory process needed to prepare for oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is set to start imminently, a top Department of...
Atle Staalesen, The Independent Barents Observer

Atle Staalesen, The Independent Barents Observer

At the same time as the petro-skeptical Liberal Party joins the ruling government coalition, the country’s oil minister announces a record number of new...
Chinese hackers targeted Alaska firms, government after trade mission, say researchers

Chinese hackers targeted Alaska firms, government after trade mission, say researchers

WASHINGTON/LONDON — Hackers operating from an elite Chinese university probed Alaska companies and government departments for espionage opportunities following a U.S. trade delegation visit...
Federal agency endorses plan for oil project in Alaska’s offshore Arctic waters

Federal agency endorses plan for oil project in Alaska’s offshore Arctic...

A federal agency has granted its blessing to Hilcorp Energy Company’s plan of development for what would be the first producing oil field located...