Explorer plans first test of fracking potential in North Slope shale

Explorer plans first test of fracking potential in North Slope shale

An oil explorer hoping to bring the Lower 48’s fracking revolution to Alaska will take a big step this week when it launches an effort...
U.S. will not give Exxon permission to drill in Russia

U.S. will not give Exxon permission to drill in Russia

WASHINGTON/SPRING, Texas - The United States will not make an exception for American companies, including oil major Exxon Mobil Corp., seeking to drill in...
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...
Crews stop leak in Prudhoe Bay well that sprayed oil and gas

Crews stop leak in Prudhoe Bay well that sprayed oil and...

Crews trying to contain a leak at an old Prudhoe Bay production well that released crude oil and natural gas stopped the leak Sunday night,...
Alaska gas line agency applies for permission to build LNG project

Alaska gas line agency applies for permission to build LNG project

In what the Alaska gas line agency is calling a major achievement, officials on Thursday formally launched its application for federal permission to build a pipeline...
Alaska governor says state’s LNG project is on world leaders’ radars as he pursues partners

Alaska governor says state’s LNG project is on world leaders’ radars...

Gov. Bill Walker continues to court world leaders to win their support for Alaska’s giant gas-export project, saying Tuesday he personally put in a...
Russia’s offshore Arctic oil field passes 4 million ton mark

Russia’s offshore Arctic oil field passes 4 million ton mark

Russia’s only offshore Arctic field in production, the Prirazlomnoye, has delivered four million tons of oil to the markets. It was the tanker Kirill...
Alaska pipeline built to survive extremes can’t bear slow oil flow

Alaska pipeline built to survive extremes can’t bear slow oil flow

Here at the top of the world, January brought a glimpse of the anxious future facing Alaska's once-mighty oil pipeline.The 800-mile trans-Alaska oil pipeline...
Russia begins drilling in remote Taymyr Peninsula

Russia begins drilling in remote Taymyr Peninsula

Half a year ahead of original schedules, Lukoil has started drilling in its East Taymyr license, an area located in the far northern Taymyr...
Rosneft drills northernmost Arctic well

Rosneft drills northernmost Arctic well

The Tsentralno-Olginskaya-1 is the northernmost well ever drilled on the Russian shelf, Rosneft said in a press release. It is located in the Khatanga...