PetroChina suspends some gas contracts as coronavirus hits demand: sources

PetroChina suspends some gas contracts as coronavirus hits demand: sources

SINGAPORE — PetroChina has suspended some natural gas imports, including on liquefied natural gas shipments and on gas imported via pipelines, as a seasonal...
The dream of an Arctic railway fades as Sami herders signal ‘veto’

The dream of an Arctic railway fades as Sami herders signal...

There are few green lights on the track towards a possible new railway supposed to link shipping of cargo from Asia, via the Arctic,...
Aid is on its way to an icebreaker struggling near the North Pole

Aid is on its way to an icebreaker struggling near the...

After reaching a record-setting point and completing a resupply rendezvous with the German research vessel Polarstern, the Russian icebreaker Kapitan Dranitsyn is in need...
Russian Arctic shipping is up by 430 percent in 3 years

Russian Arctic shipping is up by 430 percent in 3 years

The volume of goods being delivered to and from ports on the Arctic shipping route has never been close to the current level. According to...
Greenland’s Royal Arctic Line faces criticism for plans to use heavy fuel oil until 2029

Greenland’s Royal Arctic Line faces criticism for plans to use heavy...

Last week the International Maritime Organization agreed on a draft regulation to phase out the use and carriage of Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) in the...
Why signs of ultra-rare right whales are showing up in farther-north Alaska waters — and why that’s worrisome

Why signs of ultra-rare right whales are showing up in farther-north...

As the Bering Sea warms and transforms, marine animals of all types are moving north — including some of the world’s most critically endangered...
The IMO moves closer to an Arctic HFO ban — but with some exceptions

The IMO moves closer to an Arctic HFO ban — but...

A week-long session of a key International Maritime Organization sub-committee in London ended Friday with some movement toward a ban on heavy fuel oil...
Developers push a grand plan for a Pechenga Bay port

Developers push a grand plan for a Pechenga Bay port

Backers of an ambitious plan for a Russian Arctic port at Liinakhamari near the Norwegian border say the infrastructure could be in place in...
A rising tide of plastic pollution in the Arctic is spurring international action

A rising tide of plastic pollution in the Arctic is spurring...

People in the Arctic increasingly face a conundrum: Why are their waters and marine systems — so far away from the world’s major population...
Russia’s powerful new icebreaker runs into trouble during sea trials

Russia’s powerful new icebreaker runs into trouble during sea trials

An electrical propulsion motor experienced technical troubles during sea trials of Russia's powerful new Arktika icebreaker and a commission is now considering ways to...