Friday, February 26, 2021
Offshore

Norway Sees Dramatic Drop in Interest for Arctic Oil Exploration

By Lars Erik Taraldsen (Bloomberg) — Interest in oil exploration in the Norwegian Arctic has dropped dramatically following years of disappointing drilling results. Only seven oil companies applied for new acreage...

February 26, 2021
Total Views: 1461

Thursday, January 21, 2021
Offshore

Norway to Award Arctic Drilling Permits in Q2, Minister Says

OSLO, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Norway is proceeding with plans to award oil and gas exploration permits in frontier regions of the Arctic later this year, Oil and Energy Minister...

January 21, 2021
Total Views: 1161

Thursday, November 19, 2020
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Offshore

Trump Administration Moves to Loosen Safety Rules for Arctic Offshore Drilling

Nov 19 (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Thursday proposed to loosen Obama-era safety regulations for the oil industry in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska to ease the way for...

November 19, 2020
Total Views: 3242

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Maritime News

Norway’s Top Court Starts Hearing on Arctic Oil Exploration

By Nerijus Adomaitis OSLO, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Norway’s top court began to hear arguments on Wednesday on the legality of awarding offshore oil licenses in the Arctic, in a...

November 4, 2020
Total Views: 43

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
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News

Norway to Set New Limit for Arctic Offshore Drilling

By Nerijus Adomaitis OSLO, Feb 4 (Reuters) – Norway may restrict oil firms’ access to offshore resources in the Arctic by moving the so-called ice edge, a line that sets a legal...

February 4, 2020
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
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Maritime News

Green Groups Return to Court to Stop Arctic Oil Drilling off Norway

By Nerijus Adomaitis OSLO, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Environmental groups urged a Norwegian appeals court on Tuesday to take emissions from the country’s oil and gas exports into account when...

November 5, 2019
Total Views: 5

Monday, July 22, 2019
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Maritime News

Novatek Signs Partners for Arctic LNG-2 Project

Russian gas produce Novatek has closed its search for partners for its proposed Arctic LNG-2 project, adding a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), CNOOC and the Japan Arctic...

July 22, 2019
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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Defense

Melting Ice Caps Are a National Security Crisis: James Stavridis

By James Stavridis (Bloomberg Opinion) — I spent much of my life in the U.S. Navy, including nearly 11 years on the deep ocean day-to-day, out of sight of land....

May 14, 2019
Total Views: 46

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
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Maritime News

U.S. Sinks Arctic Accord Over to Climate Change Differences -Diplomats

By Simon Johnson ROVANIEMI, Finland, May 7 (Reuters) – The United States has refused to sign an agreement on challenges in the Arctic due to discrepancies over climate change wording,...

May 7, 2019
Total Views: 16

Monday, May 6, 2019
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Maritime News

Pompeo: Russia and China Actions in Arctic Need Watching

By Simon Johnson ROVANIEMI, Finland, May 6 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that Russia is behaving aggressively in the Arctic and China’s actions there...

May 6, 2019
Total Views: 2

Sunday, March 31, 2019
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Maritime News

U.S. Judge Strikes Down Trump Order Opening Arctic, Atlantic Areas to Oil and Gas Leasing

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 30 (Reuters) – A federal judge in Alaska has overturned U.S. President Donald Trump’s attempt to open vast areas of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans to oil...

March 31, 2019
Total Views: 13

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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Maritime News

U.S. Approves First Oil Production Facility from Manmade Island Offshore Alaska

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — The Trump administration has authorized Hilcorp Energy Co.’s plan to build an artificial gravel island in the Beaufort Sea north of Alaska and use...

October 24, 2018
Total Views: 39

Monday, February 5, 2018
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News

Greenpeace Appeals After Losing Norwegian Arctic Drilling Lawsuit

By Alister Doyle and Terje Solsvik OSLO, Feb 5 (Reuters) – Environmental groups launched an appeal on Monday after an Oslo court rejected their arguments that Norway’s oil and gas exploration...

February 5, 2018
Total Views: 2

Thursday, January 11, 2018
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Maritime News

Hope Wanes for `Elephant’ Oil Finds in Norway’s Arctic Waters

By Mikael Holter (Bloomberg) — After a disappointing year for drillers, Norwegian authorities are reviewing their hopes for the Nordic country’s hottest exploration area. “In the part of the Barents...

January 11, 2018
Total Views: 14

Thursday, January 4, 2018
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News

Norway Beats Back Lawsuit Seeking to Curb Arctic Oil Drilling

By Mikael Holter (Bloomberg) — Norway beat back an unprecedented lawsuit by environmental groups that sought to curb oil drilling in the country’s Arctic waters. The government acted lawfully in...

January 4, 2018
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Offshore

Statoil Greenlights Key $6 Billion Norway Arctic Oil Project

  By Mikael Holter (Bloomberg) — Statoil ASA gave the final go-ahead to a flagship Arctic oil project after slashing costs by half. While expected, the move by Norway’s biggest oil company...

December 5, 2017
Total Views: 27

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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News

Trump Administration Approves New Drilling in Arctic

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Eni US could begin work on oil exploration in federal waters off Alaska as soon as next month after the Trump administration...

November 29, 2017
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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News

Norway Environmental Lawsuit Says Arctic Oil Plan Violates Constitution

By Gwladys Fouche OSLO, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Norway’s plan for Arctic oil exploration is unconstitutional because it violates the right to a healthy environment, a lawyer for Greenpeace and the...

November 14, 2017
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Maritime News

Arctic Refuge Oil Bonanza More Likely to Be Bust for GOP Budget

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Alex Nussbaum (Bloomberg) — Congressional Republicans counting on a $1 billion windfall from selling oil-drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to help pay...

October 31, 2017
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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News

Republicans May Use Budget to Open Arctic, Atlantic to Oil Rigs

By Ari Natter and Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — Congressional Republicans have found a way to use the federal budget to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling — and...

October 18, 2017
Total Views: 2