Who Owns the Arctic?

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  1. Ame®icano
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    The US geological survey estimates that up to 25% of the world's remaining oil and natural gas resource might be held within the Arctic region. They guess there are also many of other minerals resources present. Question is, who owns it and/or who can claim the ownership?
     
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    I wouldn't say that. Russia is getting ready to claim to UN, Arctic as theirs. So Are Norway, Denmark, Canada.

    Can anyone claims Arctic based on current international laws and treaties?
     
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    Exxon gettin' in bed with the Russkies...
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    Exxon in Arctic deal with Russian oil giant
    August 30, 2011: Exxon to get access to huge Arctic and Siberian reserves, Rosneft will benefit from deepwater and advanced drilling techniques.

     
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    I own it.
     
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    Nope, I own it but I am willing rent or lease on very reasonable terms. Send cash in small bills.
     
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    Don't know but the ice is 2-3 miles thick so, then you have to dig beyond that.
     
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    From what I know about geology and black tar sand I bet the earth beneath the tundras hold plenty of oil but I don't know if we have the capabilities to retrieve it. not to mention if you drill a hole in the wrong place (like idiots guided by even the best geologists) tend to do they will be shot in the face with a geyser and who knows what the fuck is in that water 3,000,000 old diseases for all I know....You may as well meet an alien and be fine.

    I'll say this much if I was CDC I would quarantine you if you did manage to drill that deep and get "splashed" in the eye with some 3,000,000 year old water.
     
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    I wonder if the geysers would freeze the water first then send a gigantic missile up the shoot like a fucking icy volcano...

    That would be pretty cool until you realize the apple falls from the tree and so does a 2 ton piece of ice...
     
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    Canada.

    Next question.
     

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