PubTalk 2/2009 — Petroleum in the Arctic
Geology, Climate, and National Interests
By Donald L. Gautier, Geologist
- For better or worse, technological advances and diminishing opportunities elsewhere make the Arctic increasingly attractive to oil and gas exploration. Retreating polar ice, shifting ecosystems, and heightened development potential are vital issues to the nations of the Arctic, to petroleum companies, and to all concerned about the region's fragile environments.