Commuter workers at remote oil and gas fields have brought infection to outposts in the vast Russian North. In the Yamal Peninsula, regional health authorities now close down the Sabetta airport, natural gas company Novatek's main lifeline to the Yamal LNG project.
Dramatic increase with hundreds of new cases confirmed over the last week in the district of Novatek’s construction site north of Murmansk where the numbers of workers infected by the coronavirus surpass 1,000 on Friday.
Nine months after natural gas company Novatek moved all transshipment operations to Russian waters, a carrier fully loaded with LNG from Yamal is again sailing towards a reloading point in Arctic Norway.
New field discoveries have been scarce, but the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate still believes that there is more than 3 billion standard cubic meters of oil equivalents hiding under the far northern sea bed.
The world’s only civilian nuclear-powered cargo ship will later this year bring construction material to the coast of Antarctic aimed for Russia’s research station Vostok in inland Princess Elizabeth Land.