Drilling advances ///

Many of the world’s untapped petroleum resources lie in polar regions. Antarctica and the surrounding ocean are reserved for basic scientific research and are off limits to mineral exploration by international treaty. The Arctic by comparison is wide open. Although covered by water and sea ice, it is surrounded by energy-hungry nations.

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