The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s resource accounts, which are updated as of 31 December 2013, show that the total recoverable petroleum resources on the Norwegian shelf are estimated at 14.2 billion standard cubic meters (Sm3) of oil equivalents (o.e.).
OULU: Scientists are now looking into the potential for electricity production wined from geothermal energy reservoirs in Svalbard. Further, they are considering the possibility of combining this with carbon dioxide capture and storage.
Russia’s actions in Ukraine could cause problems for international cooperation in the Arctic, says Iceland’s Prime Minister. Putin’s armor bearer, Dmitri Rogozin, calls for rearming after “overt threats” by NATO.
The Pasvik valley and Jarfjord area in Sør-Varanger municipality have the highest measured concentrations of SO₂in all of Norway. The source is the nickel industry in neighboring municipality of Pechenga.
The current situation in Ukraine makes cross-border cooperation with the neighboring countries even more important, Barents Secretariat leader Rune Rafaelsen says. At the same time, Norway has joined NATO’s condemnation of Russia’s military escalation on the Crimea peninsula.
Lars Monsen and his dogs had to cross in between puddles and slushy snow when approaching checkpoint Kirkenes early Tuesday morning. Europe’s longest sled dog race is about to melt away in the unseasonably warm weather.