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Keystone XL Traded For Arctic Drilling Rights?

April 6, 2015 by Deborah Lawrence

Few debates in energy have been more contentious than Keystone XL. Green groups opposed the pipeline and turned out a movement that astonished even battle weary Enviros. It also caused serious problems for the industry as their assets became stranded and they were forced to ship crude by rail and barge.[read more]

Divestment and Arctic Development, Between Drilling and the Deep Blue Sea

May 5, 2014 by Sieren Ernst

“Unlike most of the planet, the Arctic still contains uncharted mysteries,” a recent Bloomberg article quoted Scott Minerd of Guggenheim Partners LLC as saying. The statement is no doubt true. The Arctic is among the last pristine wildernesses on the planet.[read more]

Energy and Governance in the Arctic Just Got More Challenging

April 2, 2014 by Roman Kilisek

Arctic Energy Governance

The Arctic – a cohesive region located north of the Arctic Circle – currently falls under the separate jurisdiction of eight countries with a population of about 4.2 million people. The region has an annual economy of an estimated US$230 billion.[read more]

Victory for the Arctic Ocean: No Drilling Next Summer or Maybe Ever

February 5, 2014 by Frances Beinecke

Drilling in the Arctic

Yesterday Shell Oil announced it will not be drilling for oil off the coast of Alaska this summer. This follows on the heels of a federal court ruling that the Bush administration underestimated the potential for oil spills and other hazards when it decided to issue oil leases off Alaska’s remote north coast.[read more]