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...
Alaska governor asks Trump to throw his weight behind Alaska LNG project

Alaska governor asks Trump to throw his weight behind Alaska LNG...

Alaska’s governor is asking U.S. President Donald Trump to lend his support to what he termed an “ideal” megaproject — a $45 billion gas pipeline — as the...
Recent developments send mixed signals about the future of Arctic shipping

Recent developments send mixed signals about the future of Arctic shipping

On March 8, “decision-makers” in the shipping industry will gather in Montréal for the 10th Arctic Shipping Summit. Despite this being only early March,...
Despite potential, shipments from Europe to Asia transiting the Northern Sea Route remain rare

Despite potential, shipments from Europe to Asia transiting the Northern Sea...

Russia is building new Arctic infrastructure and bases, and promotes the Arctic shipping route as an upcoming alternative to the Suez Canal. But there...
Russia’s nuclear icebreaker program runs into delays

Russia’s nuclear icebreaker program runs into delays

The construction of Russia’s first LK-60 nuclear icebreaker, the Arktika, might be at least a year delayed following troubles at the Baltic Yard in...
Tourism growth in some parts of the North is outpacing the global average

Tourism growth in some parts of the North is outpacing the...

For Santa Claus, the gift this year came before Christmas: overnight stays in Rovaniemi, which brands itself as the jolly old elf’s hometown, were...
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,...