The barents sea zone is expected to contain huge

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Unformatted text preview: l-dutchshell%e2%80%99s-sakhalin-nightmare/>. 61 Barents Observer. Available on: <>, April 30, 2008. 49 © Ifri F. Harbo / The European Gas and Oil Market Norwegian-Russian conflicts Russia and Norway have experienced a number of conflicts, but to make a long, protracted, though often illuminating story short, only three of the conflicts will be discussed here: an old conflict – Svalbard –, a new conflict – the Arctic –, and a “little local problem” – Norilsk Nickel. The Svalbard conflict An old Norwegian-Russian conflict is Svalbard. Norway and Russia have negotiated over the delineation of the disputed 176,000 square km zone since the 1970s. While Norway has wanted a delineation deal to follow an equidistance or median-line principle, the Russian side has insisted that the delineation must follow a sector-line principle. The Barents Sea zone is expected to contain huge resources of hydrocarbons. Everything started with the Treaty concerning Spitsbergen of February 9, 1920, which declared the arctic arc...
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