The Trump administration gave final approval on Monday for a contentious oil and gas leasing plan on the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, where critics worry about the industry's impact on polar bears, caribou and other wildlife.
The Norwegian government can hand out oil drilling licences in the Arctic, a court has decided.
The Trump administration on Thursday took a major step toward auctioning oil drilling rights across every acre of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain, hours after the House of Representatives voted to outlaw the activity.
Greenpeace has boarded an oil rig in Norway in protest to drilling plans in the Arctic.
The UK's support for oil and gas "exploitation" in the Arctic goes against Government climate change pledges, a new report has said.
Backing down on drilling off Norway’s Lofoten islands could also threaten the search for 16 billion barrels of oil and gas that lies beneath the Barents Sea, the country’s energy minister said.
A court in Norway has said the country’s government can hand out oil drilling licences in the Arctic.
A bid to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling faces a hold up over an arcane budget rule, a development that may mean it can’t be included in the tax overhaul legislation.
Arctic drilling may be back on the cards if a proposed project off the Alaskan coast clears environmental hurdles.
It’s been a bad year for oil explorers in Norway’s Arctic: a record campaign in the Barents Sea yielded little; the most exciting well in years proved to be a flop; and Norwegians grew increasingly skeptical about the industry that made them rich.
Norway has offered a record number of blocks for exploration in the Arctic Barents Sea.
Russian oil major Rosneft said it had discovered a new Arctic oil field.
Vladimir Putin wanted to remake Josef Stalin’s quest for a greater foothold in the Arctic into a global shipping bonanza that could compete with the Suez.
Russia can wait for a sustained recovery in oil prices before drilling again in Arctic waters, relying for now on less costly regions even as rival producer Norway accelerates development of its northerly fields.
Oil companies are expressing a "big interest" in Norway's Arctic territorial waters under the Barents Sea, according to reports.
The Canadian government says it won’t grant extensions to exploration licenses for Exxon Mobil Corp., BP Plc and other oil firms as it prepares for consultations over the impact of an Arctic drilling moratorium.
Energy firms including Imperial Oil Ltd. and BP Plc will get a year of consultations to hash out the fate of their rights in Canada’s Arctic after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s drilling freeze set the stage for a dispute over license extensions.
President Barack Obama has imposed a permanent ban on oil and gas drilling in most US-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean.
Greenpeace said it has filed a lawsuit against the Norwegian government's decision to hand out drilling licences covering a large area of the Barents Sea.
The oil branch of Russian energy giant Gazprom will start producing from its newest Arctic field in the next few weeks, a news report said, casting doubt of efforts to agree a global output freeze.
Norway's government has reaffirmed a ban on oil and gas exploration off scenic Arctic islands.
A series of mishaps at the world’s northernmost producing oil field shows Norway’s plan to boost its flagging production by tapping the Arctic Ocean may not be so easy.
Shell has donated its Arctic energy exploration permits to the Nature Conservancy of Canada following its controversial exit from the region last year.
Documents have revealed a number of companies have given up on leases in the Arctic Ocean less than a year after oil major Shell revealed it would be ending its exploration in the region.
Oil major Shell has reportedly given up on all but one of its offshore leases in the Chukchi Sea, less than a year after it ditched Arctic drilling plans.