Norway offers oil companies 93 new blocks in Arctic waters

New exploration acreage is vital for our jobs and economy, the country’s oil minister highlights as he invites the oil industry into the most pristine part of the Norwegian shelf.

Sámi concerned about Arctic railway plans

No Sámi people have been invited to discuss the new Rovaniemi-Kirkenes railway that will run straight through their traditional reindeer herding areas, one leader says.

Putin: Russia’s future lies in the Arctic

In his annual call-in program, Russian President Vladimir Putin compared Russia's push into the Arctic today to Russia's expansion into Siberia in a previous era.

Saudi investors eye Russian Arctic LNG

A joint Russian-Saudi investment fund is in the making and a Novatek Arctic LNG project could be the first to get funding.

Helsinki proposes an Arctic rail link with Norway

As Finland takes over the chair of Arctic Council, it addresses its Nordic neighbor about the grand development of a railway connection to the shores of the Barents Sea.

Rosneft: Norwegian shelf is 'very prospective'

The 2016 annual report of Russian oil company Rosneft, published this week, outlines the Norwegian shelf as one of six foreign regions of special interest.

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