Iceland is lifting capital controls

Iceland is lifting capital controls

The government of Iceland announced Sunday that it is lifting capital controls that have been in place for nearly a decade following the 2008 financial...
Oil industry revives quest for deepwater reserves

Oil industry revives quest for deepwater reserves

HOUSTON — Deepwater oil drilling can be expensive, time-consuming and a hard sell to investors. But the world's top energy firms are restarting their search...
A father of fracking seeks to emulate shale boom in Alaska’s Arctic

A father of fracking seeks to emulate shale boom in Alaska’s...

A pioneer of the U.S. shale revolution wants to take fracking to America's final frontier. Success could help revive Alaska's flagging oil fortunes.Paul Basinski,...
Greenland stumbles in a leading annual mining-industry survey

Greenland stumbles in a leading annual mining-industry survey

One thing to keep in mind when considering the results of the annual Fraser Institute mining report is that is not based on fact.Instead, the...
Alaska Senators Murkowski and Sullivan say no to Coast Guard cuts proposed by White House

Alaska Senators Murkowski and Sullivan say no to Coast Guard cuts...

WASHINGTON -- Alaska’s Republican senators won’t support proposed major budget cuts for the U.S. Coast Guard, they told the White House Office of Management...
An oil discovery in Alaska’s Arctic, already described as huge, just got a lot bigger

An oil discovery in Alaska’s Arctic, already described as huge, just...

A Spanish oil company working with a small explorer in Alaska announced Thursday what it’s calling the largest onshore U.S. oil discovery in three...
Norway’s wealth fund may blacklist firms over emissions, corruption risk

Norway’s wealth fund may blacklist firms over emissions, corruption risk

LYSAKER, Norway — The ethics watchdog for Norway's $900-billion sovereign wealth fund will recommend this year that the fund exclude or put on a watch...
US Coast Guard awards $20 million in icebreaker design contracts

US Coast Guard awards $20 million in icebreaker design contracts

The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded $20 million in fixed contracts to five American shipbuilders to design and analyze the service’s next generation of...
Alaska dials up pressure on ConocoPhillips after it delays controversial Arctic exploration project

Alaska dials up pressure on ConocoPhillips after it delays controversial Arctic...

Opposition from an Inupiaq village near the U.S. petroleum reserve in Alaska has stopped ConocoPhillips from drilling a nearby exploration well, a move that raises...
Russia expands military transport fleet to move troops long distances

Russia expands military transport fleet to move troops long distances

MOSCOW — Russia is urgently expanding its military support fleet to include more long-range ships to improve its ability to move troops and hardware to...