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...
Northwest Alaska mine prospect could help make batteries for laptops and cars

Northwest Alaska mine prospect could help make batteries for laptops and...

A preliminary economic analysis has found that a graphite mining prospect near Nome — an effort to capitalize on a potential supply crunch from China...
EU wants ban on heavy fuel in Arctic

EU wants ban on heavy fuel in Arctic

In a resolution adopted on Tuesday by 111 votes to 8, with 1 abstention, Members of the European Parliament’s Committees on Foreign Affairs and...
Push is on to get dirty heavy fuel oil out of Arctic shipping

Push is on to get dirty heavy fuel oil out of...

A major Norwegian cruise ship operator has joined international environmental organizations in their call for a ban on heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping. They’re...