Exploration in the Barents Sea, the military blocked


Rosneft 25.11.11.Srazu four applications to receive the Russian offshore sites were rejected by government agencies. According to "Izvestia" a source in Rosnedra, three cases to conduct exploration state company banned the Defense Ministry.

The ban came Defence Northern, Eastern Mezhdusharsky Papanin and sites located in the Barents Sea.

The areas are located to the west and south of the New Earth. Stocks of the North Barents area is estimated at 4.7 billion tons of standard coal, the North — 3.3 billion tons, Mezhdusharskogo East — 280 million tons, Papanin — 75 million tons, according to Newsru.com.

Rosneft access to yet another site, North Barents Sea, has been limited by the fact that there are carried out exploration work on state contracts from the federal budget.

Problems of "Rosneft" — is not the first difficulties associated with these sites. Despite the fact that the deposits in the area were discovered in the 70's of the last century, is not only the beginning of the development, but also their distribution among the mining companies over and over again was hampered by the opposition government, reports BarentsObserver.

The Barents Sea is ice-free for the Russian military strategic interest with the release of the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic. On the Barents Sea coast of the Kola Peninsula dispersed base of the Northern Fleet.

Source: b-port.com


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