Russia’s offshore Arctic oil platform Prirazlomnaya to close for 3 months

Russia’s offshore Arctic oil platform Prirazlomnaya to close for 3 months

The platform at Russia's Prirazlomnaya offshore oil field will close for three months, but that won't stop the field from boosting production over last...
As Polar Code takes effect, a mixture of confidence and concern

As Polar Code takes effect, a mixture of confidence and concern

The first thing that almost anyone familiar with the Polar Code, a set of shipping regulations due to come into force on Jan. 1,...
In Greenland’s hunt for oil, all’s quiet on the west coast

In Greenland’s hunt for oil, all’s quiet on the west coast

Despite attracting considerable attention initially, three on-shore drilling areas on Greenland’s western coast have turned out to be something of a bust. The Dec....
Imperial Oil, BP in limbo after Canada freezes Arctic drilling

Imperial Oil, BP in limbo after Canada freezes Arctic drilling

Energy firms including Imperial Oil and BP will get a year of consultations to hash out the fate of their rights in Canada's Arctic...
New milestone in Alaska gas line project: The state is taking over

New milestone in Alaska gas line project: The state is taking...

The state gas line corporation on Wednesday reached a milestone in its effort to take over the Alaska LNG project, authorizing two agreements with Exxon Mobil,...
Ban on new Arctic drilling gives Canada leg up -U.S. lawmakers

Ban on new Arctic drilling gives Canada leg up -U.S. lawmakers

OTTAWA — U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday slammed an agreement made with Canada to ban offshore Arctic drilling, saying Ottawa's plan to review its ban every...
China starts construction of new icebreaker

China starts construction of new icebreaker

Shipyard Jiangnan confirms that it has officially started the construction of the vessel, and that it is planned to be ready for sailing in...
Canada needs stricter grey water release rules for Arctic ships: WWF

Canada needs stricter grey water release rules for Arctic ships: WWF

The International Maritime Organization’s Polar Code, with strict new environmental rules for ships operating in the Arctic and Antarctic seas, comes into effect Jan....
Shipments on the Northern Sea Route reach a new record high

Shipments on the Northern Sea Route reach a new record high

Figures presented by the Russian Ministry of Economic Development in last week’s meeting in the Arctic Commision show that shipments to ports along the...
Greenland lead and zinc mine approved for operation

Greenland lead and zinc mine approved for operation

Greenland’s Self-Rule Authority has given the go-ahead to begin construction of one of the largest mines in the country to date.Ironbark, an Australian firm,...