Statoil to become Equinor, dropping ‘oil’ to attract young talent

Statoil to become Equinor, dropping ‘oil’ to attract young talent

OSLO — Shareholders in Norway's largest company, Statoil, approved on Tuesday the board's proposal to drop "oil" from its name as its seeks to...
Norway isn’t happy with Gazprom-OMV asset swap deal, says energy minister

Norway isn’t happy with Gazprom-OMV asset swap deal, says energy minister

OSLO — Norway is not happy with an asset swap deal between Austria's OMV and Gazprom that would give the Russian gas giant access...
The Trump administration has just announced its slate of hearings on ANWR drilling plans

The Trump administration has just announced its slate of hearings on...

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has scheduled public meetings, in locations ranging from tiny Alaska villages to the nation’s capital, to discuss the...
After Facebook, Sweden is set for more data center deals, says power utility

After Facebook, Sweden is set for more data center deals, says...

OSLO — Sweden's low electricity prices are likely to attract new data centers to the country this year, according to Swedish utility Vattenfall, which...
Oil companies show fading interest in Taymyr

Oil companies show fading interest in Taymyr

Lukoil and Rosneft both fought hard over licenses on the remote Arctic Taymyr Peninsula in 2015 and 2016, but now, both companies’ interest in...
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’s first floating nuclear power plant heads towards the Arctic

Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant heads towards the Arctic

This weekend, Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant left St. Petersburg, slowly making its way to Arctic waters.The power plant, Akademik Lomonosov, was launched...
Trump administration kicks off ANWR oil leasing process

Trump administration kicks off ANWR oil leasing process

The Trump administration is formally kicking off the process intended to sell oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a swath...
A federal agency decision keeps former Shell leases in the Beaufort Sea alive

A federal agency decision keeps former Shell leases in the Beaufort...

Beaufort Sea oil leases that had been scheduled to expire late last year are now still alive, thanks to a decision by a U.S....
Statoil might postpone some Barents Sea drilling till 2019

Statoil might postpone some Barents Sea drilling till 2019

Last year, Statoil failed to discover big oil at its northernmost ever drilled well, the Korpfjell prospect in the Barents Sea. “We are coming...