Researchers find growing piles of trash on the Arctic seabed

Researchers find growing piles of trash on the Arctic seabed

The Arctic’s growing tourism and shipping industry might not just bring more cash: it could bring more trash.That’s according to a team of German...
Sweden’s Lundin announces another major find in Norway’s Barents Sea

Sweden’s Lundin announces another major find in Norway’s Barents Sea

Swedish oil and gas company Lundin has made another major discovery in Norway's offshore Arctic waters.The company believes the Filicudi prospect holds between 35 and...
Russian state-owned ships are now subject to Northern Sea Route general regulations

Russian state-owned ships are now subject to Northern Sea Route general...

An amendment to Russia's federal Merchant Shipping Code now subjects all state-owned vessels, including military vessels and military support vessels, to general shipping regulations for the Northern...
Arctic Economic Council will keep steady course under new leadership

Arctic Economic Council will keep steady course under new leadership

In May, when Tero Vauraste, a Finn, takes over as chair of the Arctic Economic Council from outgoing American Tara Sweeney, he has no immediate...
Norway’s Goliat oil platform is offline — again

Norway’s Goliat oil platform is offline — again

After being offline since Christmas, production of crude oil resumed on February 3rd. That lasted for some few days. On Wednesday, production was halted...
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...