Blogs

  • Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    Submitted by Atle Staalesen
    Unlike competitors in Norway and Sweden, iron miners in Murmansk are making good money. Severstal, the operator of the Olcon iron ore mine in Olenegorsk, Murmansk Oblast, and the Karelsky Okatish, a pellets plant in the Republic of Karelia, in 2014 had its best results in six years, BarentsObserver...
  • Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    Submitted by Atle Staalesen
    Norilsk Nickel in 2014 produced less nickel in the Kola Peninsula than in more than a decade. The company, the world's biggest producer of the valuable metal, in 2014 had a four percent drop in production. In the Kola Peninsula, one of two production regions in Russia, the production decline was...
  • Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    Submitted by Elizaveta Vassilieva
    As recently reported by the BarentsObserver, consumer prices continue to rise in Russia. In January 2015, consumer prices on all commodiites increased, in average, with four percent across Barents Russia, figures from Rosstat show. In comparison, the previous month’s increase was 2.9 percent. The...
  • Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    Submitted by Elizaveta Vassilieva
    Temperature figures from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have drawn worldwide attention – the year 2014 was the warmest across the globe since the nineteenth century. The Barents Region was no exception to the rising air temperatures. Over the last ten years, the annual air...
  • Mon, Feb 16, 2015
    Submitted by Atle Staalesen
    Iron ore producers all over the Barents Region take crisis measures as prices drops to new lows. For the Swedish LKAB company, 2014 profits plummeted by more than 90 percent. The dramatic drop in iron prices is hitting Sweden's biggest iron miner with full force. In 2014, the company got its year-...

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