Gazprom Marketing & Trading Singapore, a Gazprom Group company, and Yamal Trade (a 100% subsidiary of JSC Yamal LNG) entered into a long-term agreement on purchase and sale of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Yamal LNG project.→
The North Pole-41 and Barneo floating stations will be deployed in the Arctic in March, according to Artur Chilingarov, the special representative of the President of the Russian Federation for international cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic.→
Russia remains committed to a constructive dialogue with other countries on the development of the Arctic region, according to Artur Chilingarov, the Russian President's special representative for international cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic.→
Tension at the foreign level should not affect the cooperation of Russia in the Arctic Council, Norway's Foreign Affairs Minister Berge Brende thinks.→
According to the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Russia Sergei Donskoy, temporary suspension of geological exploration work on the Arctic Shelf due to the decline in oil prices will have a negative impact on the entire industry.→
The launch of production at the gas field No. 1 took place at the Bovanenkovskoye oil and gas condensate field in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region. Russian President Vladimir Putin watched the launch via videoconferencing. →
Yamal, Ugra and Tyumen Region can merge only if people support this decision - Putin
Russia's President Vladimir Putin believes that imposing the idea of constituent entities' consolidation against the will of people is counterproductive. →
Scientists assessed environmental impact on health of Yamal’s residents
At the plenary session of the Scientific Council of the Russian Federation on Human Ecology and Environmental Health, scientists of the Arctic Scientific Research Centre presented a report, assessing an impact of harmful factors of the oil and gas complex on the cytogenetic status of Yamal’s indigenous people. →
State Hermitage Museum hosted the Day of Yamal
In St. Petersburg, the State Hermitage Museum hosted the Day of Yamal. The event was dedicated to the 84th anniversary of the region and the 250th anniversary of the Museum. →
The autumn and winter stage of eco-works ended on the Bely Island
A press conference on results of the autumn and winter stage of environmental works on the Bely Island was held in the capital of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region. →
Yamal re-orients reindeer meat supplies to the domestic market
In 2015, the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region will supply 250 tonnes of reindeer meat to Europe, while European partners sought for half a million tonnes of venison. The priority will be given to the domestic market. →
Putin: India will participate in Russian Arctic shelf development
Rosneft and Gazprom, jointly with Indian companies, are currently preparing Arctic shelf development projects – says Russian President, Vladimir Putin, after talks with Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. →
Yamal sums up the results of work on the region’s birthday
On December 10, on the day of the founding of the region, it hosted a regular meeting of the Government of the region to review the results of the current year. →
Sergei Lavrov: Russia's application to extend its shelf has a greater chance of success
Currently, there is a vast array of scientific data to substantiate Russia’s application to extend the boundaries of the country’s continental shelf, as reported by Sergei Lavrov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. →
Yamal turns into the scientific centre of the Arctic
The scientific conference “Development of the Arctic - A new turn in domestic science and innovations” ended in the capital of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region. →
Obama to propose protecting U.S. Arctic wildlife refuge from drilling
President Barack Obama will call on Congress to expand protection of Alaska's Arctic refuge where oil and gas drilling is prohibited to 12 million acres (5 million hectares), an area that includes 1.4 million oil-rich acres along the coast.
China's energy giant willing to cooperate in Arctic resources extraction
China's energy giant PetroChina is willing to engage in cooperation in extracting oil and gas as well as other natural resources in the Arctic region, said a high-ranking official of the company on Monday.
Cold weather triggers mass movement of polar bears
An analysis of polar bear genes confirms the mammals’ recent migration to icier climes. Bears are traversing towards the Canadian Archipelago.
Singapore-born polar bear Inuka celebrates his 24th birthday
The Singapore Zoo’s polar bear Inuka – the first to be born in the tropics – turned 24 years old on Friday (December 26).
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US military tracks Santa's global flight path and provides real-time updates
Santa Claus has embarked on his annual Christmas Eve mission to deliver presents to millions of children after a smooth take-off from his North Pole base, at least according to US military officials who track his reindeer-powered sleigh.