Offshore in Russia brought to you by Exxon Mobil

Here’s an incredible update on the Russian oil frontier in the Arctic. For anyone following our blog, we had posted interviews with some of the family members of the Canadians who were part of the Greenpeace Arctic Thirty–jailed for 50 days for protesting Arctic drilling. A year later, Russia when it isn’t supporting ultra nationalist Russian thugs in the Ukraine, is plotting big moves in the Kara Sea. Last weekend a drilling ship sailed from Norway to being prospecting, a venture where the key collaborator is Exxon Mobil. With 60% of its exports depending on petroleum, and facing international sanctions for its role in the turmoil in Ukraine, there’s a lot at stake here.