Arctic oil spill response (Arctic fact sheets)

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Recent years have seen increasing interest in offshore oil exploration in the Arctic and other frontier regions. While these activities may seem like new developments, in fact Arctic oil exploration, and in some cases production, has been going on for about half a century. Hundreds of wells have been drilled in Arctic waters without any sustained, uncontrolled release of oil or gas

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Recent years have seen increasing interest in offshore oil exploration in the Arctic and other frontier regions. While these activities may seem like new developments, in fact Arctic oil exploration, and in some cases production, has been going on for about half a century. Hundreds of wells have been drilled in Arctic waters without any sustained, uncontrolled release of oil or gas

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Theme

Topic

Arctic

Document type

Fact sheet

Publication Date

2010