Russia’s energy minister says Arctic offshore projects are a low priority

Russia’s energy minister says Arctic offshore projects are a low priority

In an interview with Interfax, the Russian Minister of Energy underlines that the current market situation does not favor investments on the shelf."The drilling...
Yamal railway is Russia’s infrastructure ‘Project of the Year’

Yamal railway is Russia’s infrastructure ‘Project of the Year’

The Yamal Peninsula got top attention in this week’s ROSINFRA award ceremony as the projected Bovanenkovo-Sabetta railway took this year’s national prize for best Russian...
Is Arctic mining poised to make a comeback?

Is Arctic mining poised to make a comeback?

Beyond geographic location, finding something that all Arctic territories hold in common can prove elusive. So clearly defined are their differences that Tara Sweeney,...
Northern Sea Route icebreaker escorts are up by 100 percent

Northern Sea Route icebreaker escorts are up by 100 percent

Russia’s nuclear-powered icebreakers have been busy on Northern Sea Route lately.In 2016, a total of 420 vessels loaded with 5.29 million tons of cargo were...
A declining Kara Sea town sees a future in coal

A declining Kara Sea town sees a future in coal

Dikson has seen better days. The small town by the Kara Sea has had thirty years of non-stop decay. Population is reduced to only...
Murmansk aquaculture bounces back

Murmansk aquaculture bounces back

After a series of scandals and big losses, company Russian Aquaculture in 2016 recorded solid revenues and a boost in fish volumes.According to a...
First shipments of Yamal LNG set to head to market before October

First shipments of Yamal LNG set to head to market before...

Patrick Pouyanné, chairman and CEO of Total, one of the companies involved in Russia's Yamal LNG project, confirmed in a recent presentation that the first shipment...
Arctic tourism is growing — but that’s playing out differently around the region

Arctic tourism is growing — but that’s playing out differently around...

Barren lands, icebergs and a unique flora and fauna have been attracting more and more tourists to Arctic regions over the last decades. However,...
Agnico Eagle plans to spend $1.2 billion to open two new Nunavut gold mines

Agnico Eagle plans to spend $1.2 billion to open two new...

After 10 years in Nunavut, Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. will invest more than $1.2 billion to construct two new Kivalliq region gold mines that...
US Coast Guard will get some icebreaker design help from Canada

US Coast Guard will get some icebreaker design help from Canada

Mention icebreakers in a North American context, and most people will think of the U.S. After decades of inattention, America is down to two icebreakers powerful...