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    1. September 3, 2015

      Chinese navy ships spotted off Alaska as Obama visits Arctic

      Five Chinese navy ships have sailed off the coast of Alaska in the Bering Sea, as Barack Obama made the first visit by...

    2. September 1, 2015

      Obama pushes Congress to strengthen Arctic icebreaker fleet

      President Barack Obama is pushing Congress to provide money to expand the US fleet of icebreaker vessels in order to...

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    1. Investing in Russia 2012

      It is becoming clear that the flirtation with political reform under Dmitry Medvedev w...
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    1. August 20, 2015

      The energy policy that America needs

      Energy is starting to emerge as an issue for the 2016 US presidential election. This week Hillary Clinton, still the...

    2. August 19, 2015

      Norway feels the Arctic chill

      Crisis. It is a word that nobody in Norway wants to use out loud but it is one that people are increasingly muttering...

    3. FT Alphaville

      August 18, 2015

      Opening Quote: Oil sector sings the blues

      Sign up for the full, pre-market email briefing here Woke up this morning and Brent crude was at $48.74 per barrel,...

    4. August 17, 2015

      Shell wins go-ahead for Arctic drilling

      Royal Dutch Shell has been granted the last permit it needs to drill into possible oil reserves in the Arctic, raising...

    5. August 14, 2015

      Rosneft puts new projects on back burner

      Rosneft is to shift its focus to increasing production at existing oilfields, its chief executive has said — in a tacit...

    6. August 9, 2015

      ‘England’s Galapagos Islands’ celebrate 90 years in care of National Trust

      The Farne Islands, one of the UK’s most spectacular wildlife havens offering unsurpassed opportunities for visitors to...

    7. July 3, 2015

      Royal Dutch Shell set to drill in Alaskan Arctic this month

      Royal Dutch Shell is to embark on a contentious Arctic drilling campaign within days, spending nearly $3bn over two...

    8. June 23, 2015

      US oil industry launches 2016 offensive

      The US oil industry has launched a campaign to win support in the 2016 elections for what it calls “pro-energy”...

    9. May 31, 2015

      The US is right to allow Arctic oil exploration

      There is nowhere in the world where it is particularly easy to look for oil these days, but the Arctic is often seen as...

    10. May 25, 2015

      Shell ready to seize its Arctic drilling chance

      Shell prepares Pioneer expedition Its yellow legs gleaming in the spring sunshine, the Polar Pioneer mobile offshore...

    11. May 25, 2015

      Shell’s Arctic extraction to take more than a decade

      Oil reserves that Royal Dutch Shell hopes to find in the Arctic are unlikely to be brought into production before the...

    12. May 18, 2015

      From Canada to Australia, energy groups’ cuts are laid bare

      Oil projects shelved Judged by the pace at which energy groups have slashed spending and delayed new projects, 2015 has...

    13. FT Alphaville

      May 12, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. China’s bourses continued marching higher after the central bank cut rates...

    14. May 11, 2015

      Shell secures conditional approval for Arctic drilling plan

      Royal Dutch Shell has moved a significant step closer to be able to drill in the Arctic seas north of Alaska this...

    15. April 8, 2015

      Five questions for Shell over BG Group deal

      Why is BG particularly attractive to Shell? Although Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden is generally admired for his...

    16. March 20, 2015

      Greenland: the new frontier

      Greenland: the new frontier One of the most controversial and sensitive spots in Greenland is the abandoned village of...

    17. March 20, 2015

      Arctic sea ice shrinks to lowest level on record

      Arctic sea ice appears to have shrunk to its lowest level on record for this time of year, scientists said this week....

    18. FT Alphaville

      March 17, 2015

      Saudi oil: Peak conspiracy

      The oil world’s been full of speculation about the shift of strategy last year by Saudi Arabia which saw it keep the...

    19. March 9, 2015

      US urged to assert itself over Arctic

      The US is falling behind in a race for influence in the Arctic as rivals such as Russia and Canada move aggressively to...

    20. March 6, 2015

      Statoil delays development of Arctic oilfield

      Statoil has again delayed committing to the development of its Johan Castberg oil discovery deep inside the Arctic...

    21. February 27, 2015

      UK urged to be ‘premier partner’ in Arctic

      A feeble approach to promoting Britain’s interests in the Arctic means that the UK risks being outmanoeuvred by other...

    22. beyondbrics

      February 23, 2015

      Guest post: Russia ripe for M&A in oil and gas

      By Oleg Babinov, The Risk Advisory Group On February 2, the Financial Times reported that ExxonMobil is considering...

    23. February 20, 2015

      Heating fuel jumps as US blizzards bite

      The price of heating fuels jumped as the US battled the coldest February since the 1970s, giving a temporary burst to...

    24. February 15, 2015

      BP’s battles leave it vulnerable to major move

      BP scales down If ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson really wanted to, he could snap up BP in a single bite. Of...

    25. February 10, 2015

      Shankly denialist Sky pays fat price for football rights dominance

      Football is a matter of life and death to Sky, if not to Bill Shankly, who rated it more highly. For all its talk of...

    26. February 5, 2015

      Oil companies put Arctic projects into deep freeze

      Arctic oil exploration Within weeks a giant oil platform made in South Korea will begin its journey round the tip of...

    27. February 4, 2015

      Lundin pledges to continue Arctic oil drilling

      Swedish oil explorer Lundin Petroleum is bucking the trend among its peers and pledging to continue drilling in the...

    28. February 4, 2015

      Statoil looks at delaying development of Norwegian Arctic field

      Statoil is examining whether to delay development of its Johan Castberg project in the Norwegian Arctic as it takes a...

    29. January 27, 2015

      Obama aims to ease oil drilling curbs

      The Obama administration is proposing to lift some restrictions on US offshore drilling for oil and gas in a move that...

    30. January 25, 2015

      Obama challenges Congress on Arctic oil

      US President Barack Obama has called on Congress to designate more than 12m acres of Alaska’s arctic wilds for...

    31. January 11, 2015

      Chinese group General Nice takes over Greenland mine

      A Chinese mining company is taking over a planned $2bn iron ore mine in Greenland, making it the first Arctic resources...

    32. December 22, 2014

      The geopolitical game in the Arctic heats up

      Ever since a Russian submarine planted its country’s national flag on the seabed beneath the North Pole seven years...

    33. December 18, 2014

      Denmark’s claim to North Pole fans geopolitical rivalry

      When a Russian submarine placed a flag on the seabed under the North Pole in 2007, some said it evoked a bygone age of...

    34. December 18, 2014

      Chevron drops Arctic drilling plan

      Chevron, the US oil group, has shelved indefinitely a plan to drill in the Arctic Beaufort Sea off the north coast of...

    35. December 15, 2014

      Denmark lays formal claim to North Pole

      The Great Game is heading to the Arctic. Just days before Christmas, Denmark has become the first country to lay formal...

    36. November 30, 2014

      Greenland PM seeks to revive economy amid difficult coalition talks

      Greenland is seeking to make a fresh start on tackling an economic crisis in the resource-rich Arctic nation after snap...

    37. November 28, 2014

      Sailing the Canadian Arctic

      Sailing the Northwest Passage “Gam”, “frazil”, “inukshuk”, “esker” . . . Among the multiple pleasures of sailing the...

    38. November 27, 2014

      Russia: pushing planes

      YouTube viewers were captivated this week by footage of Siberian oil workers getting out to push a plane along an...

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