John M. Broder, New York Times, March 14, 2013
WASHINGTON — The Shell Oil Company must provide a detailed plan addressing numerous safety and operational issues that plagued its efforts to extract oil beneath the Arctic Ocean last year if it wants to resume drilling off the coast of Alaska, the Interior Department said Thursday.
Shawn McCarthy, Globe and Mail, Feb. 28 2013
OTTAWA — The federal government is opening a vast new frontier for oil and gas activity in Nunavut’s high Arctic with a call for companies to indicate their interest in bidding for exploration rights.
Polina Chernitsa, Voice of Russia Radio, Feb 22 2013
With many countries having their eyes on the Arctic and its rich resources, the region is becoming the intersection of strategic interests and economic ambitions.
Paul Koring, The Globe and Mail, Jan. 31 2013
WASHINGTON — Canada will begin a two-year stint at the helm of the eight-nation Arctic Council amid a clamour of competing calls for leadership, as the ice recedes and the race heats up to extract resource riches while protecting a fragile and now-exposed environment.
Alex DeMarban, Alaska Dispatch, Oct 11, 2012
Believing the U.S. Arctic Ocean contains one of the world's richest undiscovered oil and gas plays, Royal Dutch Shell is already considering what it will take to ship vast amounts of oil across Alaska.
Kiley Kroh & Michael Conathan, Climate Progress / Video Report, August 20 2012
Dina O?Meara, Calgary Herald, July 19, 2012
Shale oil play success hinges on strong crude pricing and infrastructure
By Kate McPherson, KTVA Alaska, March 23, 2012
Representatives from eight Arctic nations met in Girdwood to work on spill response plan
GIRDWOOD - Representatives from the eight countries of the Arctic Council met in Girdwood for three days this week to work on an oil spill response plan.
By MARY PEMBERTON, Associated Press, Anchorage Daily News, January 7th, 2012
VOYAGE TO NOME: Winter fuel oil delivery to coast would be a first.
A Russian tanker carrying fuel for an iced-in Alaska city that without a delivery could run out of crucial supplies before winter's end encountered ice early Friday in the eastern Bering Sea.
Humberto Marquez, Interpress Service, Nation of Change, Dec 30, 2011
“Between 13 and 20 percent of the undiscovered oil on the planet is under the Arctic ocean, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).”
The Canadian Press, Jul 18, 2011
Korea's state-owned natural gas company may be interested in snapping up Royal Dutch Shell PLC's stake in the Mackenzie Valley pipeline, an energy consultant said Monday.
David Ebner and Tim Kiladze, Globe and Mail, Jul. 15, 2011
Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDS.A-N71.900.590.83%) is giving up on the Mackenzie Delta, pulling out of the region 38 years after it first discovered a massive deposit of natural gas.
Terry Macalister, guardian.co.uk, 5 July 2011
The rich, cream-and-chocolate room furnishings, delicate finger foods and "speed networking" sessions at the five-star Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel in Knightsbridge, London, are just what you would expect from an oil industry get-together.
Terry Macalister, guardian.co.uk, 4 July 2011
Lakshmi Mittal's 'mega-mine' is believed to be the largest mineral extraction project in the region but threatens unique wildlife
Britain's richest man is planning a giant new opencast mine 300 miles inside the Arctic Circle in a bid to extract a potential $23bn (£14bn) worth of iron ore.
NATHAN VANDERKLIPPE, Globe and Mail, Jun. 09, 2011
As the oil and gas industry works to convince Canada’s energy regulator that it can safely drill in the Arctic’s deep waters, it is proposing some creative – and controversial – methods to clean up spills in sea ice: using fires set from helicopters to burn oil and even the propeller blades of icebreakers to disperse it.
John Vidal, guardian.co.uk, May 24, 2011
Armed forces called in to prevent environmentalists interfering with Cairn Energy's exploration of Arctic waters
by Philip Radford, Grist, 10 May 2011
There are clear signs that a new Arctic oil rush has begun. Earlier this month, Shell submitted plans to the U.S. government for new drilling in the icy waters off Alaska's north coast, and now a Scottish company has won permission to take a similar gamble near Greenland. Tomorrow, Hillary Clinton will fly to the picturesque town of Nuuk in Greenland to discuss how spill response equipment might work in one of the world's most extreme and beautiful environments. I can save her the trip -- it won't.
By ANDREW E. KRAMER and CLIFFORD KRAUSS, New York Times, February 15, 2011
MOSCOW — The Arctic Ocean is a forbidding place for oil drillers. But that is not stopping Russia from jumping in — or Western oil companies from eagerly following.
NUNATSIAQ NEWS, February 9, 2011
Inuit leaders will seek a common position on resource development
Inuit from Canada, Alaska. Greenland and Russia plan to meet in Ottawa at the Chateau Laurier hotel Feb. 23 to Feb. 24 24, the Inuit Circumpolar Council announced Feb. 8.
Lorne Gunter, National Post, December 19, 2010
News Release, National Energy Board, 16 December 2010
CALGARY ― The National Energy Board (NEB) today approved the applications for the construction and operation of the Mackenzie Gas Project through Canada’s North.
By ERIKA BOLSTAD, Alaska Daily News, December 7th, 2010
OIL: Designation as wilderness or national monument would prevent future development.
Gloria Galloway, Globe and Mail, December 6, 2010
The federal Conservative government will establish the boundaries of a new marine park in Lancaster Sound, an area rich with wildlife where proposed seismic testing was halted at the last minute this summer after court action by the local Inuit.
By ARTHUR MAX, The Associated Press, November 22, 2010
CHERSKY, Russia — The Russian scientist shuffles across the frozen lake, scuffing aside ankle-deep snow until he finds a cluster of bubbles trapped under the ice. With a cigarette lighter in one hand and a knife in the other, he lances the ice like a blister. Methane whooshes out and bursts into a thin blue flame.
SHAWN McCARTHY, Globe and Mail, Nov. 11, 2010
Imperial Oil Ltd. (IMO-T38.35-0.32-0.83%) wants more time to fulfill its ambitious drilling commitments in the far north, noting that two years have been lost while the National Energy Board struggles with rules for Arctic drilling.