🧊 Drilling on thin ice 🛢️
DEEP DIVE: War, climate and energy crises are destabilising Russia’s grand plans for Arctic oil
War has shattered the Arctic region’s consensus-based system of governance, raising fears that long-simmering resource disputes could boil over. Will the energy crisis put Russia’s Arctic drilling programme on a war footing, or thwart Moscow’s ambitions? And with geopolitical relations in flux, what are the risks of building supersized fossil fuel infrastructure in a thawing Arctic without Western expertise?
This is the second instalment in a mini-series on Russia’s Arctic energy resources in a time of war and rising temperatures. Part one is free to read here. This post is for premium members only.