Dumping of tailings into the Repparfjord on Norway’s Barents Sea coast will not be problematic in such a way that we shouldn’t allow for mining, argues Norway’s Minister of Trade and Industry Torbjørn Røe Isaksen
A convoy of 30 trucks, bulldozers and excavators is on its way to the development site of the Kharasavey natural gas field. About 20 percent of the field resources are located offshore in the Kara Sea.
Rosatomflot’s service base is not sized for all the planned new nuclear-powered icebreakers, says Andrey Zolotkov, who previously worked as engineer onboard one of the service vessels storing spent nuclear fuel.
It is about lowering the risks, says Finance Minister Siv Jensen. But the decision to kick out oil exploration and production companies from the country’s pension fund could be seen as a first move towards a bigger exit from the energy sector.
Sami interests and environmental groups will appeal the Norwegian Government’s decision on Thursday to grant permission for controversial mine waste dumping in Repparfjord on the coast to the Barents Sea.
There is unease in several Russian government ministries as officials start to understand that the President’s objectives for the Northern Sea Route can not be reached. The only way to please the president might be to expand the sea route itself.