Cape Town – Shell’s partner Gazprom is currently extracting oil from the Arctic, just a mere 50km from a wildlife reserve. According to Greenpeace the Arctic is home to a number of animals that should be protected including polar bears, walruses, and beluga whales. The environment is fragile and needs protection, said Greenpeace.Greenpeace claims that Gazprom is one of the most dangerous companies in the world. 30 activists and journalists were jailed during a protest against Gazprom in 2013 An oil spill that occurs near the Arctic’s platform has the potential to contaminate 60 000km² of water and 3 000km of coastline, said Greenpeace. Greenpeace is calling for Royal Dutch Shell to take action. They are calling on Shell to use its considerable power to stop Gazprom’s excavation in the Arctic.