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    1. 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...

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      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...

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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. 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 energy...

    2. 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 all...

    3. 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 Arctic...

    4. 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 Africa...

    5. 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 Arctic...

    6. 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 hard...

    7. 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...

    8. 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 environmental...

    9. 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...

    10. 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 ago,...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. November 28, 2014

      Sailing the Canadian Arctic

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

    16. 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 Arctic...

    17. November 26, 2014

      Seadrill suspends dividend as falling oil price takes toll

      A “perfect storm” involving the declining oil price and Russian sanctions has prompted Seadrill, the world’s largest oil and...

    18. November 9, 2014

      NADL-Rosneft Arctic oil exploration deal put on hold

      One of the main business deals to help Russia explore its Arctic oil prospects has been delayed and could be scrapped as...

    19. November 7, 2014

      The Arctic region’s innovative beauty ideas

      Think of Scandinavian beauty currently, and one is as likely to conjure the furrowed intensity of our favourite noir TV...

    20. October 30, 2014

      Falling oil price top of new Shell chairman Holliday’s in-tray

      Royal Dutch Shell’s decision to stray further from its traditional Anglo-Dutch gene pool by appointing Chad Holliday as...

    21. October 29, 2014

      Russian oil: Between a rock and a hard place

      One of Russia’s most powerful men stood on stage at New York’s St Regis Hotel with a conciliatory message for America. “The...

    22. February 27, 2013

      Shell puts Arctic ambitions on ice

      Royal Dutch Shell said it was abandoning plans to drill for oil off the north coast of Alaska this year, in a huge setback...

    23. February 25, 2013

      Kanye West, Hammersmith Apollo, London

      Is there a lonelier job than that of being Kanye West? Of course not. The pressures of the highest office are nothing...

    24. February 15, 2013

      Week in Review, February 16

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Giuseppe...

    25. February 12, 2013

      Statoil sees new era in Arctic oil hub

      Statoil is to build an oil terminal in the Arctic that the Norwegian group said could spark “a new industrial era” in the...

    26. February 12, 2013

      Fresh doubts about Shell’s Alaska plans

      Royal Dutch Shell’s two Arctic drilling rigs are being sent to Asia for assessment and repairs, raising fresh questions...

    27. February 6, 2013

      The mystery of the disappearing Arctic ice

      Much of the world’s growing fascination with the Arctic centres on climate change and how it is opening up this vast icy...

    28. February 6, 2013

      Environment: Frozen frontiers

      For a body that has just undergone the biggest transformation in its 17-year history, the Arctic Council is hopelessly...

    29. February 1, 2013

      Exploration costs eat into Rosneft profits

      Rosneft, Russia’s biggest oil company by production, posted disappointing fourth-quarter results as rising costs ate into...

    30. January 31, 2013

      Setbacks for Shell’s Arctic plans

      Royal Dutch Shell’s ambitious plans to explore for oil in the Arctic this year are clouding over again. Peter Voser, chief...

    31. January 25, 2013

      Global warming to benefit Russian fish stocks

      Russia’s president Vladimir Putin once quipped that global warming could be good for a chilly country like his, because...

    32. January 23, 2013

      ConocoPhillips pushes to open up Arctic

      ConocoPhillips, the US oil and gas group, has urged Norway to open up more of its Arctic waters for development just months...

    33. January 22, 2013

      Climate: Progress at glacial pace in UN talks on emissions

      A few days after Typhoon Bopha tore through the Philippines in December, leaving hundreds dead and thousands homeless, a...

    34. January 14, 2013

      Swatch buys jewellery group for $1bn

      Swatch Group is to buy Harry Winston Diamond Corporation’s jewellery and watch division for about $1bn, in a move that will...

    35. January 13, 2013

      Arctic exploration moves at glacial pace

      Royal Dutch Shell’s campaign to explore for oil in the Arctic is looking increasingly under threat. Last month, its drilling...

    36. January 7, 2013

      Shell drilling rig refloated in Alaska

      The Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig that ran aground in heavy seas off the south coast of Alaska a week ago has been...

    37. January 7, 2013

      Arctic drilling: cold feet

      Cold, wet and windy in those Alaska waters. An accident involving Shell’s Kulluk oil drilling rig over the New Year has set...

    38. January 4, 2013

      Coast Guard to probe stranded Shell rig

      The US Coast Guard is sending a team to Alaska to investigate how Royal Dutch Shell’s Kulluk rig came to run aground on an...

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