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: 5

Friday, August 18, 2017
News

Norway Arrests Greenpeace Ship and 35 Activists During Protest at Arctic Oil Well

Norwegian authorities have detained Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise after a protest at a Statoil contracted drilling rig at Norway’s northernmost oil field in the Barents Sea, the environmental group said...

August 18, 2017
Total Views: 35

Thursday, July 13, 2017
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Trump Administration Approves Eni Plan to Drill Offshore Alaska

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, July 13 (Reuters) – Eni US will become the first energy company allowed to explore for oil in federal waters off Alaska since 2015 after the...

July 13, 2017
Total Views: 62

Friday, May 12, 2017
News

Trump’s Misguided Plan for Arctic Drilling -Opinion

By Shelley Goldberg (Bloomberg Prophets) — President Donald Trump is pressing for offshore drilling in the Arctic Sea. In April, he signed an executive order directing Secretary of the Interior...

May 12, 2017
Total Views: 25

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
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News

Trump’s Arctic Drill Plan Challenged by Environmental Groups

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Kartikay Mehrotra (Bloomberg) — Environmental groups are challenging President Donald Trump’s attempt to restore oil and gas leasing on more than 125 million acres in the Arctic...

May 3, 2017
Total Views: 1

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Barents Sea Oil Boom is Lesson in Progress for Arctic Drilling

By Mikael Holter (Bloomberg) — With the oil industry barely recovering from its most brutal slump in decades, you might expect the Arctic Ocean to be the last place explorers...

May 3, 2017
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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Maritime News

Quickening Arctic Thaw Could Cost Trillions, International Study Says

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, April 25 (Reuters) – The Arctic’s quickening thaw is melting the permafrost under buildings and roads from Siberia to Alaska, raising world sea levels...

April 25, 2017
Total Views: 1

Monday, April 24, 2017
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Maritime News

Statoil Plays Down Risks of Arctic Drilling

By Nerijus Adomaitis OSLO, April 24 (Reuters) – Norway’s Statoil on Monday played down concerns that drilling in the Arctic is risky, days before it kickstarts its drilling campaign in...

April 24, 2017
Total Views: 1

Sunday, March 12, 2017
Maritime News

Opening Arctic Waters to Drilling Is Trump Priority, Key Senator Says

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Catherine Traywick (Bloomberg) — Senator Lisa Murkowski said President Donald Trump is interested in opening up new coastal waters for oil and gas drilling and...

March 12, 2017
Total Views: 25

Friday, January 6, 2017
Maritime News

Canada Rules Out Arctic Drilling Extensions for Exxon and BP Amid Moratorium

By Josh Wingrove and Robert Tuttle (Bloomberg) — The Canadian government says it won’t grant extensions to exploration licenses for Exxon Mobil Corp., BP Plc and other oil firms as it...

January 6, 2017
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Maritime News

U.S. Ban On New Arctic Drilling Gives Canada Leg Up, Lawmakers Say

OTTAWA, Dec 21 (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday slammed an agreement made with Canada to ban offshore Arctic drilling, saying Ottawa’s plan to review its ban every five years...

December 21, 2016
Total Views: 11

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
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President Obama Bans Offshore Drilling in Arctic and Parts of Atlantic

By Valerie Volcovici and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Dec 20 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday permanently banned new oil and gas drilling in federal waters in the Atlantic...

December 20, 2016
Total Views: 26

Monday, December 19, 2016
News

Obama Said to Use 1953 Law to Permanently Block New Drilling Leases in Arctic, Atlantic

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama is preparing to block the sale of new offshore drilling rights in much of the U.S. Arctic and parts of the Atlantic,...

December 19, 2016
Total Views: 67

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Maritime News

Obama Said to Block Selling New Drilling Rights in U.S. Arctic

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — The Obama administration is set to block the sale of new oil and gas drilling rights in U.S. Arctic waters under a five-year blueprint,...

November 16, 2016
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
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Bid to Limit U.S. Offshore Drilling Gains in Wake of Trump Win

By Ari Natter and Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — A long-shot bid to convince the Obama administration to use 24 words of a 1953 law to permanently restrict oil development...

November 15, 2016
Total Views: 27

Friday, July 8, 2016
News

Despite Industry Pleas, Obama Imposes Costly Arctic Drilling Rules

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — Energy companies that hunt for crude in icy Arctic waters will have to stash extra equipment nearby and take other potentially costly steps meant...

July 8, 2016
Total Views: 4

Thursday, July 7, 2016
Maritime News

U.S. Releases Final Rules for Offshore Drilling in the Arctic

The U.S. Department of Interior on Thursday released its final regulations over any future offshore exploratory drilling activities on the U.S. Arctic Outer Continental Shelf to ensure safety and environmental...

July 7, 2016
Total Views: 11

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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Offshore

Big Oil Abandons $2.5 Billion in U.S. Arctic Drilling Rights

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — After plunking down more than $2.5 billion for drilling rights in U.S. Arctic waters, Royal Dutch Shell, ConocoPhillips and other companies have quietly relinquished...

May 10, 2016
Total Views: 5

Monday, April 25, 2016
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Existing Offshore Platforms Strong Enough for Arctic Operations, BSEE Study Finds

The U.S Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has determined the designs exisint offshore platforms are strong enough to survive extreme Arctic conditions and sea ice experienced offshore northern Alaska...

April 25, 2016
Total Views: 35

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Maritime News

Arctic Ocean Holds ‘Mind-Boggling’ Opportunities

By Eric Roston (Bloomberg) — As chairman of investments at Guggenheim Partners, Scott Minerd thought he had a realistic view on how big an economic challenge climate change poses. Then,...

January 21, 2016
Total Views: 4