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Vol. 18, No. 15 Week of April 14, 2013
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Open Arctic Ocean opens new dangers

Alaska Coast Guard commander comments on relative risks of shipping and oil exploration in Arctic waters

Alan Bailey

Petroleum News

As the climate warms and the Arctic sea ice cover shrinks, especially in the summer and fall, new economic opportunities are arising in Arctic waters. Russia is opening up a sea route around its northern coast and through the Bering Strait; tourist cruise ships have started appearing in previously i....

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Increased traffic

International initiatives

Annual operations

Future activity

Coast Guard icebreaker returns to service

Polar Sea on hold

Sequestration


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