Russia’s Arctic LNG tanker completes Arctic passage without aid of icebreakers

Russia’s Arctic LNG tanker completes Arctic passage without aid of icebreakers

A Russian-owned tanker, built to traverse the frozen waters of the Arctic, completed a journey in record time from Europe to Asia this month,...
After fracking test launched on North Slope, company presses ahead to drill two new wells

After fracking test launched on North Slope, company presses ahead to...

A unique effort to test the benefits of hydraulic fracturing on the North Slope is still underway, but the focus is shifting away from a well...
A new effort is underway to find how much oil is beneath Alaska’s Arctic refuge, petroleum reserve

A new effort is underway to find how much oil is...

Spurred by a president who wants oil companies to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, federal geologists have begun poking around the controversial...
Korean company eyes container shipping along Russia’s Arctic coast

Korean company eyes container shipping along Russia’s Arctic coast

As Arctic ice reaches historical lows, Asian shipping companies are developing more interest in trans-shipments along the Northern Sea Route, the Russian Arctic connection between...
A big North Slope oil field remains alive despite bankruptcy, isolation

A big North Slope oil field remains alive despite bankruptcy, isolation

The Umiat oil field, now with a new owner after the previous one went broke, remains as promising yet as challenging as ever, with...
Norway authorities stop Greenpeace protests at Arctic well

Norway authorities stop Greenpeace protests at Arctic well

OSLO — Norwegian coast guards stopped Greenpeace from protesting at a site of the country's northernmost exploration well drilled by Statoil, the environmentalist group said...
ConocoPhillips accepts state deal to drill promising oil field

ConocoPhillips accepts state deal to drill promising oil field

ConocoPhillips has accepted a deal from the state allowing it to add an increasingly promising oil prospect to its Colville River Unit on the North...
Moratorium on offshore Arctic licenses will continue, says Russian minister

Moratorium on offshore Arctic licenses will continue, says Russian minister

The Russian Ministry of Natural Resources introduced the moratorium on oil and gas licenses in Arctic waters in August 2016. And it is unlikely...
World’s largest data center to be built in Ballangen, Norway

World’s largest data center to be built in Ballangen, Norway

Ballangen, a small town in Northern Norway, is set to become home to the world’s largest data center.The Kolos facility is being developed by...
North American Arctic shipping forum to focus on Polar Code

North American Arctic shipping forum to focus on Polar Code

An Arctic shipping forum set for this this fall in Montreal will focus on the Polar Code and what consequences its entering into force has for...