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Posts on ‘January 3rd, 2013’

Why Shell Should Just Quit Its Alaska Drilling Fiasco

Christopher Helman, Forbes Staff: I’m based in Houston, Texas. Energy capital of the world. Royal Dutch Shell is taking flack from all directions today as a team of salvage experts try to figure out how to free the $290 million Kulluk floating drilling rig that ran aground on the coast of Alaska Monday. The crew […]

Shell Statement – Kulluk Debacle

Shell Statement – Kulluk Response 01/02/2013 ANCHORAGE, Alaska, January 2, 2013 – An assessment team safely boarded Shell’s Kulluk drillship to evaluate its condition after it ran aground in heavy seas in Alaska on December 31. The team spent several hours onboard and was able to confirm earlier indications from multiple flyovers by the US […]

Abandoned Shell drilling ship life boats washed ashore

A Coast Guard Captain spotted four life boats, described as debris, which had drifted ashore from the ill-fated Shell drilling ship, the Kulluk, abandoned, battered and aground in an environmentally important area. Shell lawyers must be busy assessing the implications from the ship wreck, including salvage and insurance issues. According to a Reuters report, the […]

Critics say grounding of Shell drill ship shows company not ready for Arctic offshore drilling

By Associated Press, Updated: Thursday, January 3, 6:59 AM ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The grounding of a petroleum drilling ship on a remote Alaska island has refueled the debate over oil exploration in the U.S. Arctic Ocean, where critics for years have said the conditions are too harsh and the stakes too high to allow dangerous industrial development.The […]

Why Shell does not sue the Donovans

By John Donovan I know that many people must be baffled why Shell does not take legal action against us bearing in mind that some articles authored by us may appear rather forthright.  The reason why we are not buried in Shell injunctions is because of meticulous research to ensure we can substantiate in court […]