Russian state-owned ships are now subject to Northern Sea Route general regulations

Russian state-owned ships are now subject to Northern Sea Route general...

An amendment to Russia's federal Merchant Shipping Code now subjects all state-owned vessels, including military vessels and military support vessels, to general shipping regulations for the Northern...
Arctic Economic Council will keep steady course under new leadership

Arctic Economic Council will keep steady course under new leadership

In May, when Tero Vauraste, a Finn, takes over as chair of the Arctic Economic Council from outgoing American Tara Sweeney, he has no immediate...
Norway’s Goliat oil platform is offline — again

Norway’s Goliat oil platform is offline — again

After being offline since Christmas, production of crude oil resumed on February 3rd. That lasted for some few days. On Wednesday, production was halted...
2016 deal puts a value on Murmansk port

2016 deal puts a value on Murmansk port

Fertilisers producer Eurochem late 2016 sold a 25 percent stake in the Murmansk Commercial Sea Port to SUEK, the coal company. That deal is worth...
Arctic oil town fears future as Imperial’s wells shut

Arctic oil town fears future as Imperial’s wells shut

When oil topped $100 a barrel three years ago, the tiny village of Norman Wells in Canada's high Arctic was gearing up to be...
Historic convoy trapped in ice near Arctic outpost

Historic convoy trapped in ice near Arctic outpost

A historic convoy traveling along Russia's Arctic coast to Pevek has become stranded by ice. Three vessels, among them an icebreaker, might not get loose before...
Russia’s Arctic oil production sees big growth

Russia’s Arctic oil production sees big growth

Data from regional authorities show that oil extraction in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, the Nenets Autonomous Okrug and the Komi Republic in 2016 increased...
Air route linking Europe’s Arctic will soon see larger planes

Air route linking Europe’s Arctic will soon see larger planes

From March 13, passengers flying between northern Finland, Sweden and Norway can board a larger jet aircraft instead of the tiny propeller planes that have...
ConocoPhillips earned $233M in Alaska in 2016, a global highlight for the company

ConocoPhillips earned $233M in Alaska in 2016, a global highlight for...

ConocoPhillips slashed its global losses in the final three months of 2016 with help from more than $100 million of profits in Alaska, which...
Arctic Economic Council has ‘made light-years of progress,’ says chair

Arctic Economic Council has ‘made light-years of progress,’ says chair

As Tara Sweeney, chair of the Arctic Economic Council, prepares to hand the fledgling organization over to Finnish leadership in a few months she...