Obama said to use 1953 law to block sale of new offshore drilling rights in much of U.S. Arctic, Atlantic

Obama said to use 1953 law to block sale of new...

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is preparing to block the sale of new offshore drilling rights in much of the U.S. Arctic and parts...
Battle over drilling in Arctic refuge expected to heat up in next Congress

Battle over drilling in Arctic refuge expected to heat up in...

SEATTLE -- Amid the fierce partisan politics that dominate Congress, Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Washington Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell have displayed a...
‘Surprising’ oil-lease sale on Alaska’s North Slope and coastal Arctic waters draws big bids

‘Surprising’ oil-lease sale on Alaska’s North Slope and coastal Arctic waters...

In the wake of two big oil discoveries in Alaska in the past year, exploration companies brushed aside concerns of low oil prices on...
Swedish Baltic Sea island Gotland says ‘no’ to harbor deal with Nord Stream

Swedish Baltic Sea island Gotland says ‘no’ to harbor deal with...

STOCKHOLM — The Swedish Baltic island of Gotland has heeded government security concerns and will reject a request from Russian gas firm Gazprom to rent...
Lofoten sees better future without oil

Lofoten sees better future without oil

To drill or not to drill in the Lofoten waters: That is a question which has marred Norwegian politics for almost a decade. Now,...
Rosneft sells 19.5 percent stake to foreign investors

Rosneft sells 19.5 percent stake to foreign investors

The Russian oil company Rosneft has sold a 19.5 percent stake in the company.By doing this, they have successfully completed a government privatization plan...
Oil dips as OPEC, Russian output rises ahead of production cut

Oil dips as OPEC, Russian output rises ahead of production cut

LONDON — Global oil prices slipped on Tuesday as data showed crude output rose in most major export regions despite plans by OPEC and Russia...
Governor feuds with ExxonMobil as state moves to take over LNG project

Governor feuds with ExxonMobil as state moves to take over LNG...

An October letter from Gov. Bill Walker to an ExxonMobil executive suggests the governor deeply distrusts the company when it says it will continue to...
Rosneft explores more Arctic waters

Rosneft explores more Arctic waters

Despite low oil price and market uncertainties, Rosneft says it conducted 35,000 kilometers of 2D seismic mapping in 10 of its Arctic license areas.In...
Iceland’s volcanoes and hot springs are a step closer to powering UK homes

Iceland’s volcanoes and hot springs are a step closer to powering...

A proposed submarine power cable taking Icelandic green energy to the UK is now one step closer to becoming a reality, after a French...