HFO ban could lead to big Arctic price increases, Transport Canada says

HFO ban could lead to big Arctic price increases, Transport Canada...

New rules for marine fuels used by Arctic sealift vessels will lead to big price hikes for food and other commodities in Nunavut this...
Moscow outlines a €210 billion incentive plan for Arctic oil

Moscow outlines a €210 billion incentive plan for Arctic oil

A new tax regime for the Russian Arctic aims to provide for an unprecedented wave of investment in oil and gas drilling in the...
Shipping noises can disrupt Arctic cod behavior, new research finds

Shipping noises can disrupt Arctic cod behavior, new research finds

As shipping increases in the Arctic, it is changing Arctic cod behavior, new research shows, and those changes could have profound effects on the...
LNG may not be a solution to cleaning up international shipping emissions after all, a new study finds

LNG may not be a solution to cleaning up international shipping...

A new study by the International Council on Clean Transportation concludes that the use of liquefied natural gas in international shipping, a supposedly cleaner alternative...
Novatek is set to order up to 42 new ice-hardened LNG carriers

Novatek is set to order up to 42 new ice-hardened LNG...

With the opening of Novatek’s newest and largest Arctic natural gas project, Arctic LNG 2, just three years away, Novatek’s Chairman of the Board...
A new study finds IMO’s low-sulphur fuel mandate actually boosts dangerous black carbon emissions in the Arctic

A new study finds IMO’s low-sulphur fuel mandate actually boosts dangerous...

The International Maritime Organization has mandated the use of very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) in marine shipping starting January 1, 2020. This regulation...
Research team injects Inuit views into Ottawa’s plan for safe Arctic shipping

Research team injects Inuit views into Ottawa’s plan for safe Arctic...

Most Inuit and local informants agree that designated safe shipping corridors planned for Canadian Arctic waters should be set up to protect marine mammals...
China looks to further its Arctic role by constructing Arc7 LNG carriers

China looks to further its Arctic role by constructing Arc7 LNG...

Last month Russia’s natural gas giant Novatek and its shipping partners took delivery of the last of fifteen ice-breaking Arc7 LNG carriers. These highly specialized...
In a last move as PM, Russia’s Medvedev secured funding for the first Lider-class icebreaker

In a last move as PM, Russia’s Medvedev secured funding for...

On January 15, the same day he delivered his resignation, former Russian Prim minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a resolution allocating 127 billion rubles (€1.85...
New Delhi confirms Indian stake in Rosneft’s new Arctic oil project

New Delhi confirms Indian stake in Rosneft’s new Arctic oil project

India's energy minister said Wednesday that there will be Indian participation in a major Arctic oil project to be developed in Russia’s remote Taymyr...