The permafrost area in Russia’s Far East accounts for 15 per cent of the country’s oil. Photo: AP The permafrost area in Russia’s Far East accounts for 15 per cent of the country’s oil. Photo: AP
The permafrost area in Russia’s Far East accounts for 15 per cent of the country’s oil. Photo: AP
Russia

Melting Russian permafrost could cost economy US$2.3 billion a year

  • Thawing of once permanently frozen ground covering more than half of the country is putting buildings and pipelines at risk of damage
  • The permafrost area, which is under threat from climate change, accounts for 80 per cent of Russia’s gas operations

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The permafrost area in Russia’s Far East accounts for 15 per cent of the country’s oil. Photo: AP The permafrost area in Russia’s Far East accounts for 15 per cent of the country’s oil. Photo: AP
The permafrost area in Russia’s Far East accounts for 15 per cent of the country’s oil. Photo: AP
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