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BBC NEWS: Day in pictures: 4 January 2013

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The BP disaster: Who said ‘this would be impossible in Shell?’

COMMENT RECEIVED FROM A SHELL RELATED SOURCE Amidst all the news on Kulluk, let’s not forget about the other one This is what you get if you use old stuff from the scrap yard… Remember the hypocritical “blistering attack” by Shell CEO Peter Voser on BP over the devastating Gulf of Mexico oil spill: Voser […]

Shell completely incapable of safely drilling in the Arctic

“In just one year, Shell has proven over and over again that they are completely incapable of safely drilling in the Arctic. Their ships have caught fire and lost control, they’ve damaged their own spill containment equipment, and they’ve been caught entirely unprepared for the challenges of the Arctic. Now, they’ve actually run a ship […]

Shell Drilling Barge Has Damaged Generators

A Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill vessel aground off a remote Gulf of Alaska island is upright and stable but has suffered damage to generators and its upper deck.

Congress members seek investigation of Shell barge

“This is the latest in a series of alarming blunders, including the near-grounding of another of Shell’s Arctic drilling rigs, the 47-year-old Noble Discoverer, in Dutch Harbor and the failure of its blowout containment dome, the Arctic Challenger, in lake-like conditions.” By DAN JOLING Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Calls for federal scrutiny of Royal […]

Rig Grounding Revives Debate Over Shell’s Arctic Drilling

By Jim Efstathiou Jr. – Jan 3, 2013 6:01 PM GMT This week’s grounding of a rig off the coast of Alaska adds to a series of mishaps in Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA)’s seven-year quest to tap the vast oil reserves of the Arctic and emboldened critics who say it can’t be done safely. […]