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No oil discovery at well near Norway’s maritime border with Russia

With yet another dry well, the previously high expectations for the Barents Sea to become a new petroleum province is fading out.

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Oil development in Alaska's Arctic remains in limbo

Nearly four months after the Trump administration sold oil leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, oil activity on federal lands remains in limbo as the new administration evaluates its policy options for the area.

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Climate

Competition heats up in the melting Arctic, and the US isn't prepared to counter Russia

Russia is attempting to claim more of the Arctic seabed, an area rich in oil, gas and minerals. It's also expanding shipping and reopening Arctic bases. Here are two things the US can do about it now.
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Justice

Federal judge will weigh request to block oil leasing in Arctic refuge

U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason will hear oral arguments at 1 p.m. Monday, just two days before the federal government plans to hold its lease sale.
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Climate

Alaska's governor wants the state to cut ties with banks who shun Arctic oil drilling

With all six major U.S. banks adopting policies against financing new Arctic oil development — and now five major Canadian banks doing the same — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has announced his plan to retaliate.

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Climate

Alaska gov. wants state to cut ties with banks that won’t fund Arctic oil projects

Gov. Dunleavy says his administration will introduce a bill during the upcoming legislative session that would require state departments to sever their relationships with financial institutions that won’t finance oil and gas development in the Arctic.
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Climate

Big oil for tiny Arctic town Dikson

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signs the decree that paves the way for a 25 million ton capacity oil terminal near the remote Arctic town.
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Toxics

Equinor expands in heavy oil on thawing permafrost in Siberia

In November, the Norwegian oil giant announced big ambitions to become a net-zero energy company. Now, it acquires a stake in oil-fields with higher carbon footprints than average in the portfolio.

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Toxics

Oil drillers move into Arctic waters badly affected by climate change

Sea-ice is shrinking, permafrost melting and marine ecosystems undergoing dramatic change.

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Toxics

Economic benefits from new Barents oil could be negative, says government agency

New oil and gas projects in the Barents Sea might not bring positive economic gain, a report from the Norwegian Environmental Agency warns.

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Toxics

Advance of Russian oil could mean death to life in great Arctic bay

The unprecedented development of petroleum resources in and around the shallow waters of the Ob Bay threatens a unique ecosystem.
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Justice

Dual lawsuits seek to prevent oil leasing in Alaska's Arctic Refuge

Alaska Native and environmental groups on Monday filed two lawsuits seeking to block oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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Toxics

Finest drops of Arctic oil on Putin’s table

Simply fabulous quality, Rosneft leader Igor Sechin says as he gives the President a bottle of oil from his new Arctic project.
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Justice

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: The animals at risk from Alaska oil drilling

As Donald Trump pushes forward with plans for drilling in the Alaskan wilderness, what is at stake?
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Climate

Alaska oil project would use ‘chillers’ to freeze thawing tundra

Climate change is poised to thaw and undermine the soil beneath ConocoPhillips’ proposed Willow oil drilling project on Alaska’s North Slope, making its rigs and roads vulnerable to the same global warming the project will be aggravating.
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