Mining and mineral resources in the Barents Region

The Barents region is extremely rich in minerals. Extractive industries are important for the development of the region, but they also cause controversy. The environment in the Arctic is vulnerable and the indigenous communities are not always taken into account.

 

Oil and gas

Rosneft
http://www.rosneft.com/

Statoil
http://www.statoil.com/en/Pages/default.aspx

The Shtokman field is one of the largest natural gas fields in the word.
http://www.shtokman.ru/en/project/

Mining companies

Agnico Eagle Finland
www.agnicoeagle.fi/

Anglo American
http://www.angloamerican.com/

Boliden
http://www.boliden.com/

Eurasian Minerals
http://www.eurasianminerals.com/s/Home.asp

First Quantum Minerals
http://www.first-quantum.com/Our-Business/operating-mines/Kevitsa/default.aspx

LKAB
http://www.lkab.com/en/

Norilsk Nickel
http://www.nornik.ru/en/main

Northern Iron
http://www.northerniron.com.au/

Outokumpu Chrome
http://www.outokumpu.com/en/Pages/default.aspx

Severstal
http://www.severstal.com/eng/

Sydvaranger Gruve
http://www.sydvarangergruve.no

Yara International
http://www.yara.com/

National research institutes

Geological Survey of Finland
http://en.gtk.fi/

A. P. Karpinsky All Russia Geological Research Institute (VSEGEI)
www.vsegei.ru/en/

Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning (SGU)
http://www.sgu.se/en/

Geological Survey of Norway (NGU)
www.ngu.no/en-gb/

EuroGeoSurveys
http://www.eurogeosurveys.org/

Research, information

The Extractive Industries Working Group (EIWG) brings together the experts on all social aspects of extractive industry activity in the North.

Global Investigative Journalism Network have prepared a guide for covering the extractive industries.

Maps

Finland

Norway

Sweden

 

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Oil tanker aproaching Kirkenes, Norway.
Photo BarentsPhoto.com

ore-train-Segerstedt.jpg

LKAB ore train from Kiruna, Sweden to Narvik, Norway.
Photo Erland Segerstedt.

 

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Kittilä mine, Finnish Lapland.
Photo Arto Vitikka