Canada’s Northern Affairs minister extends timeline for decision on Baffinland expansion

Canada’s Northern Affairs minister extends timeline for decision on Baffinland expansion

Federal Northern Affairs Minister Daniel Vandal has given himself 90 more days to make a decision on Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s Mary River mine...
Two aging oil tankers are breaking their way through Arctic sea ice

Two aging oil tankers are breaking their way through Arctic sea...

The oil tanker Svaytoy Petr set out for Arctic waters from the far eastern Russian port of Petropavlovsk on June 23. About 14 days...
The summer season has begun for the Canadian Coast Guard’s icebreakers

The summer season has begun for the Canadian Coast Guard’s icebreakers

The Canadian Coast Guard has launched its annual Arctic operational season, with seven icebreakers scheduled to deploy from June through November. Three have already departed,...
Norway’s Hammerfest LNG sends out its first tanker in 20 months to an energy hungry Europe

Norway’s Hammerfest LNG sends out its first tanker in 20 months...

Norway's Hammerfest LNG project has resumed production and the tanker Arctic Voyager is first in line to bring liquefied natural gas, the equivalent to...
How the EU’s latest sanctions could halt Russia’s Arctic oil plans

How the EU’s latest sanctions could halt Russia’s Arctic oil plans

When Russian oil company Gazprom Neft in 2016 launched its Arctic Gate terminal in the Gulf of Ob, it seemed beyond imagination that Russian...
Russia outlines militarization of fishing fleet and icebreakers

Russia outlines militarization of fishing fleet and icebreakers

Russia's revised Marine Doctrine includes a high stress on use of civilian ships and infrastructure for military purposes, something Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri...
South Korean yard cancels order on Russian Arctic tanker

South Korean yard cancels order on Russian Arctic tanker

Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering has announced cancellation of an LNG carrier ordered for the Russian Arctic LNG 2 project. The carrier is the first...
On Norway’s Arctic border with Russia, a town freezes ties with its eastern neighbor

On Norway’s Arctic border with Russia, a town freezes ties with...

KIRKENES, Norway — Kirkenes, a Norwegian town a stone's throw from Russia, was for over three decades a symbol of cross-border harmony in the...
Japan’s Mitsui takes loss on Russian Arctic LNG stake

Japan’s Mitsui takes loss on Russian Arctic LNG stake

TOKYO — Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co Ltd booked a 20.9 billion yen loss on liquefied natural gas business in Russia in the...
Norway closes seaports and border to Russian traffic

Norway closes seaports and border to Russian traffic

The Norwegian government on Friday announced that it will follow the European Union’s decision to close seaports and borders to Russian goods traffic. The closure...