Russia ships first load of offshore Arctic oil

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin hailed the first shipment of oil from offshore Arctic to Europe on Friday, Gazprom has announced. The energy giant shipped the first 70,000 tonnes of oil from the Prirazlomnoye platform – the subject of a protest last year after 28 Greenpeace activists and two freelance journalists known as the “Arctic 30” […]

Free Greenpeace activists head home from Russia

Five British Greenpeace campaigners and one Canadian, part of the so-called ‘Arctic 30′, left Russia this morning, a hundred days after they were seized by Russian forces (pictured) during a protest against Arctic oil drilling. They were granted amnesty after being charged for hooliganism when 30 protestors approached the Prirazlomnoye oil platform owned by Russian […]