Russia sees 500 percent uptick in Svalbard tourism

Russia sees 500 percent uptick in Svalbard tourism

For the first time, revenues from tourism are now higher than those from coal mining in Barentsberg, the Russian settlement on Svalbard. That has...
Alaska announces Arctic oil lease sales on the heels of 2 large North Slope discoveries

Alaska announces Arctic oil lease sales on the heels of 2...

Following announcements of two large oil discoveries in Alaska in the last 12 months, the state is conducting an annual lease sale in the...
Gazprom slows expansion at Yamal field

Gazprom slows expansion at Yamal field

The Yamal Peninsula has long been the key area of expansion for Russia’s state gas company Gazprom. Billions of dollars have been invested in...
Russia and Norway exchange seismic data

Russia and Norway exchange seismic data

Norwegian and Russian petroleum authorities have agreed to exchange seismic data from the areas around the maritime boundary in the Barents Sea."This is a...
On Alaska’s North Slope, exploration companies eye new oil prospects likely to require fracking

On Alaska’s North Slope, exploration companies eye new oil prospects likely...

One oil explorer seeking its fortune in the source rocks for Prudhoe Bay is moving ahead with plans to drill a test well this...
Citing confidentiality concerns about Greenland government, Australian mining company withholds details of deal with Chinese firm

Citing confidentiality concerns about Greenland government, Australian mining company withholds details...

Australian miner Greenland Minerals and Energy has refused to turn over information about a recent deal with a Chinese firm due to a lack...
World’s first LNG icebreaker set to go into service

World’s first LNG icebreaker set to go into service

The world’s first LNG-powered icebreaker will be unveiled on Monday, Oct. 31 in Helsinki, and will be ready for service by Nov 1.IB Polaris joined the fleet of...
In visit to shipping regulator, Arctic indigenous groups call for end to heavy fuel oil in the region

In visit to shipping regulator, Arctic indigenous groups call for end...

Keep the Arctic cold and clean by cutting out heavy shipping fuels: that’s the message from a coalition of environmental advocacy groups and indigenous...
Conservation groups renew push for an IMO ban on heavy fuel oil in the Arctic

Conservation groups renew push for an IMO ban on heavy fuel...

Officially, heavy fuel oil is not on the agenda for the current meeting of the International Maritime Organisation’s Marine Environment Protection Committee which began...
With backing of Chinese investors, Arkhangelsk region to get new deep-water port

With backing of Chinese investors, Arkhangelsk region to get new deep-water...

Newly established Arctic Transport and Industrial Centre Arkhangelsk has signed an agreement of intent with the Beijing based Poly International Holding Co. on construction...