Alaska uses new ‘SALSA’ program as sweetener for Arctic oil exploration

Alaska uses new ‘SALSA’ program as sweetener for Arctic oil exploration

When the state of Alaska holds its annual Arctic oil and gas lease sales later this year, officials will offer something new to pique...
Norway’s new oil minister says Lofoten moratorium remains in place

Norway’s new oil minister says Lofoten moratorium remains in place

OSLO — Norway's moratorium on oil exploration in the waters around the Arctic Lofoten-Vesteraalen-Senja archipelago will remain in place, the country's new oil minister Kjell-Boerge Freiberg...
Plan for new oil field on Alaska’s North Slope gets federal agency nod

Plan for new oil field on Alaska’s North Slope gets federal...

A federal agency has given key support to ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc.’s plan to develop a new oil field in Arctic Alaska.In a final supplemental...
When will Europe’s Arctic railway be built? That could depend on cargo volumes

When will Europe’s Arctic railway be built? That could depend on...

There is significant international interest in a potential railway between Rovaniemi, in Northern Finland, and Kirkenes, a port on Norway's Arctic coast. But questions...
Northern Sea Route sees more than 80 percent increase in goods shipped so far this year

Northern Sea Route sees more than 80 percent increase in goods...

A total of 9.95 million tons of goods have so far this year been shipped to and from ports on the Northern Sea Route....
In a rush to launch Arctic Refuge drilling, Trump officials are ignoring concerns about seismic testing

In a rush to launch Arctic Refuge drilling, Trump officials are...

In testimony last fall, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski promised that there would be no cutting corners on oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife...
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...
The Arctic’s first hybrid-electric cruise vessel is set to sail next year

The Arctic’s first hybrid-electric cruise vessel is set to sail next...

"A green footprint is an inevitable part of future tourism in the Arctic,” says Agnes Árnadóttir, co-founder of Green Wave Holding, the company to...
Climate plan or no, don’t expect Alaska to stop drilling for new oil and gas

Climate plan or no, don’t expect Alaska to stop drilling for...

Alaska is a leader in contributing to climate change. It is not about to become a leader in fighting climate change.Yes, a 22-member group...
Russian oil industry would weather U.S. ‘bill from hell’

Russian oil industry would weather U.S. ‘bill from hell’

MOSCOW — Stiff new U.S. sanctions against Russia would only have a limited impact on its oil industry because it has drastically reduced its...