Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence Guest Article: The Arctic is White Hot

02/13/2012

With its permanent icecap shrinking, and with the Antarctic closed for commercial exploration and military use, interest in the Arctic Ocean for oil and gas exploration and transportation is increasing. With this attention comes disagreement regarding the rights of the nations encircling the Arctic -- Canada, Denmark (Greenland), Finland, Russia and the United States -- the "Arctic States." After a long history of claims and treaties, these nations are both making their own sovereign assertions and contesting or settling claims with others through bilateral negotiations, proclamations and the use ...

Excerpt from Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence (OGEL), Feb. 13, 2012. To view the full article, click here (subscription required).

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