Russia May Continue to Study Arctic in 2015 for Application to UN

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Russian scientists may need additional study of the Arctic shelf to prepare an application for extension of its maritime borders to the UN Commission on the continental shelf, the special presidential envoy for international cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic, Artur Chilingarov told to RIA Novosti.

Since 2001, Russia pretends to hydrocarbon-rich portion of the shelf, including the Lomonosov and Mendeleyev ridges, but its application was rejected due to lack of information. If the researchers can prove that these ridges are the continuation of Russia’s continental shelf, the country will have a priority right to the development of these resources, the volume of which, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources, can reach 5 billion tons of standard fuel.

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Posted on October 16, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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