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  • 15 May 2014

    Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has urged the Ministry of Public Security to ensure security of people and assets in the country, especially those of foreign investors, following this week’s riots in which several factories were set on fire. The protests are being held in response to China’s deployment of a semi-submersible offshore drilling rig in […]

  • 8 May 2014

    China’s decision to introduce an oil rig accompanied by numerous government vessels for the first time in waters disputed with Vietnam is provocative and raises tensions, said Jen Psaki, the spokesperson for the United States Department of State. Psaki, a former spokesperson for U.S. President Barack Obama, said: “This unilateral action appears to be part of a broader […]

  • 2 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    Mikhail Ulyanov, an ice-breaking shuttle tanker (ice class – ARC6) belonging to OAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group), was the subject of a Greenpeace protest on Thursday (May 1st), whilst at the Port of Rotterdam carrying a cargo of 67,000 tonnes of crude oil, loaded on the continental shelf of the Pechora Sea, Russia. “The actions of […]

  • 24 March 2014

    Today, on the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, Greenpeace climbers scaled an ExxonMobil rig destined to drill in the Russian Arctic. The activists are calling for a ban on offshore oil drilling in the Arctic and for renewed efforts to fight climate change. Fourteen activists from seven different countries took […]

  • 17 March 2014

    Greenpeace is suing Russia for detaining its 30 activists back in September last year, for climbing the Gazprom oil rig Prirazlomnaya, in the remote Pechora sea, in the Russian Arctic. Below is the original release by Greenpeace, written by Sergey Golubok, a legal representative for the Arctic 30 before the European Court, and Kristin Casper, a Legal […]

  • 5 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    In a newly published report, Greenpeace claims that European energy utilities have spent their efforts on maintaining businesses mainly based on fossil fuels instead of promoting the introduction of renewable sources of energy. “Vattenfall is fully commited to act as a partner of the energy turnaround and will continue to seek good solutions for adapting […]

  • 28 November 2013

    Australian activist Colin Russell has been granted bail today by a St. Petersburg court, the last of the Arctic 30 detainees to be ordered released on bail after taking part in a protest at a Gazprom-operated Arctic oil platform in September. He has spent 71 days in detention. Like those of the Arctic 30 who were granted bail […]

  • 25 November 2013

    Phil Ball from Oxford in England today became the 29th Greenpeace detainee to be granted bail and released from detention in St Petersburg. Only Australian Colin Russell remains behind bars in Russia for his part in a protest at a Gazprom-operated Arctic oil platform in September.   Phil Ball’s brother Steve said: “It’s absolutely brilliant news. […]

  • 9 October 2013

    Greenpeace International executive director Kumi Naidoo has written to President Vladimir Putin offering to travel to Moscow as early as possible to meet with the Russian President, in an effort to end the imprisonment of 28 activists and two freelance journalists, captured by the Russian authorities for being involved in a protest against Gazprom’s Arctic drilling […]

  • 4 October 2013

      A further 15 Greenpeace International activists and a Russian freelance photographer were today charged with piracy in Murmansk, over a protest against Gazprom’s Arctic offshore drilling plans.  This means that all 28 activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, as well as two freelancers, now face the charge. If convicted, the offence carries a maximum […]

  • 2 October 2013

    Greenpeace has informed that five activists have been officially charged with piracy in Russia, over a protest against Gazprom’s Arctic offshore drilling plans. The Greenpeace members charged with piracy are Russian activist Roman Dolgov, Finnish activist Sini Saarela, and Swedish/American activist Dima Litvinov, Ana Paula Alminhana Maciel from Brazil and freelance videographer Kieron Bryan from UK. Piracy […]

  • 30 September 2013

    Russian authorities have arrested eight more Greenpeace activists. A total of thirty people have now been arrested, after two Greenpeace members climbed a Gazprom-operated offshore platform in the Pechora Sea earlier this month. The activists will, according to information provided by Greenpeace, be detained for two months, pending a piracy investigation. The organization’s Arctic Sunrise ship […]

  • 18 September 2013

    Two Greenpeace International activists have been arrested after climbing the Gazprom oil rig Prirazlomnaya, in the remote Pechora sea, in the Russian Arctic, during a peaceful protest that has prompted “a disproportionate use of force by the Russian Coast Guard,” Greenpeace has announced. There are now no climbers remaining on the platform, but the Greenpeace International icebreaker Arctic […]

  • 26 August 2013

    Four members of the Russian Coast Guard today boarded the Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise vessel. According to Greenpeace the Coast Guard member boarded the ship without permission. The Coast Guard embarked on the vessel used by Greenpeace to protest against offshore drilling in the Arctic region after the activists launched inflatable boats with banners reading “Save the Arctic” near […]

  • 31 July 2013

    The oil spill, which occurred in the Gulf of Thailand on Saturday, could have a huge impact on the country tourism, Reuters has reported, citing Tourism Minister Somsak Phurisisak. The oil was spilled on Saturday, July 27, in the Gulf of Thailand, and it took it only one day to reach a Thai tourist resort on the Koh Samet […]

  • 18 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    A new report from Greenpeace International has found that deep seabed mining could have a serious impact on the ocean environment and on the livelihood of coastal communities. In a Report just released it calls for a suspension in the granting of deep seabed mining licenses. Ms Seni Nabou, the political advisor for Greenpeace, told […]

  • 26 April 2013

    Greenpeace activists  wearing polar bear costumes protested yesterday against Statoil’s arctic drilling plans in front of the oil company’s Moscow office. The three ‘polar bears’ chained themselves to oil barrels with signs saying “The Arctic is worth more than oil” and “We are hostages of your greed” to protest against the partnership between Norwegian company […]

  • 10 April 2013

    Two Greenpeace activists wearing polar bear costumes have climbed aboard the West Hercules semi-submersible drilling rig at Westcon Shipyard in  Ølensvåg, Norway. “I got news from my friends and colleagues home in Norway that they took action today at the Statoil oil rig, West Hercules, that is about to set out to drill for oil […]

  • 12 March 2013

    Transfer of Iran’s gas to Pakistan guaranties peace and security in the region, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said. Addressing commencement ceremony of IP gas pipeline executive operation, Ahamdinejad said: “I believe if the countries of the region to strengthen their cooperation, they will no longer need others.” According to the report of the public relations […]

  • 4 December 2012
    Research & Development

    Investment in offshore wind would create more jobs and generate higher GDP than reliance on gas-fired power, with only marginal impacts on electricity prices, according to a Cambridge Econometrics report launched today by WWF-UK and Greenpeace. “Much of the debate around the choice between gas-fired and offshore wind electricity generation in the years post-2020 assumes […]

  • 28 September 2012

    Greenpeace Energy and Gasunie will set up their ‘Windgas’ production location in the municipality of Suderburg, approximately eighty kilometres south of Hamburg. “Due to its position and infrastructure, this location provides ideal conditions for the production of windgas”, says Dr. Steffen Welzmiller, director of the German energy company Greenpeace Energy. “Suderburg is to become an […]

  • 27 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    Greenpeace activists have intercepted a vessel carrying workers to the Gazprom-operated Prirazlomnaya platform in Pechora Sea, offshore Russia, Greenpeace has reported. The activists’ boat is now attached to the anchor chain of the Anna Akhmatova vessel, preventing the ship from lifting anchor and sailing to the platform. Greenpeace statement says that the vessel “is not […]

  • 24 August 2012

    After Greenpeace today announced its activists had climbed aboard the Prirazlomnaya platform in the Pechora Sea offshore Russia, Offshore Energy Today asked Gazprom for a comment. Gazprom’s Information Directorate has replied that: “Today Greenpeace representatives broke the 500-meter safety zone navigation offshore platform Prirazlomnaya and with the help of climbing equipment “hung” by its board. […]

  • 24 August 2012

    Greenpeace activists have climbed aboard Gazprom-operated Prirazlomnaya offshore ice-resistant stationary platform at Prirazlomnoye field in the Pechora Sea, offshore Russia. The 6 activists from Germany, Finland, USA, Canada, Germany and South Africa are now anchored in place to the Arctic drilling platform protesting against Arctic drilling. Among them, Greenpeace’s Executive Director Kumi Naidoo. According to […]

  • 31 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    Greenpeace researchers have discovered abundant corals where Shell hopes to begin Arctic offshore drilling this summer. The discovery raises questions why the Arctic corals are not adequately addressed in the environmental impact statement for Shell’s drilling program. Greenpeace submarine research at Shell’s proposed drill site in the Chukchi Sea has collected the first coral specimen […]