News tagged with arctic oil

Europe bids to tighten offshore drilling rules

Europe moved Thursday towards agreement on new rules governing offshore oil and gas drilling in response to a major environmental disaster off the United States, but environmentalists criticised the omission ...

dateFeb 21, 2013 in Environment
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Working under extreme conditions

The northward shift of Norway's oil industry means it must adjust to temperatures down to -30°C, storms, sleet and snow, and drift ice. And to the blackest night.

dateNov 26, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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UK lawmakers seek moratorium on Arctic drilling

(AP)—International governments should seek a moratorium on offshore drilling in the Arctic amid concern an oil spill in the region could cause catastrophic environmental damage, British lawmakers said Thursday.

dateSep 20, 2012 in Environment
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