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No Shell Arctic Oil Until 2030’s

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: May 26, 2015  Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) head of oil and gas production in Americas, Marvin Odum has told the Financial Times (FT) in an interview that the company’s Arctic drilling operations would take at least a decade to extract oil reserves, which would then be sent to production. The […]

National Security, The Seattle Oil Rig, And Greenpeace’s Dirty Money

By Ron Arnold, Executive Vice President, Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise: 25 May 2015 National Security, The Seattle Oil Rig, And Greenpeace’s Dirty Money President Obama had it all wrong in his commencement address at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. He warned that climate change “deniers” endanger our national […]

Shell’s Arctic extraction to take decades before oil flows

Marvin Odum, Shell’s head of oil and gas production in the Americas, told the Financial Times that the company’s success or failure this year and next in making a significant discovery was critical for the future of Arctic oil development. FULL FT ARTICLE WITH WORKING LINKS. WARNS THAT PRODUCTION IS UNLIKELY TO COMMENCE UNTIL THE […]

Shell to drill in Alaskan Arctic with protesters in pursuit

Ten years after it first started acquiring new leases in the Arctic, and having spent almost $7bn, Shell has still not yet drilled a single well into oil-bearing rocks. A series of law suits, regulatory objections and its own mistakes have held it up. FULL FT ARTICLE WITH WORKING LINKS. SETS OUT SHELL’S 2012 DEBACLE […]

Activists damage habitat in Seattle bay during Shell oil protests

SEATTLE | BY ERIC M. JOHNSON: World | Sat May 23, 2015 2:00am BST Activists damage habitat in Seattle bay during Shell oil protests Photo Credit: REUTERS/JASON REDMOND Environmental activists who fanned out in small boats across a Seattle bay over the weekend in a protest over Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L)’s plans for Arctic oil exploration […]

U.S. Senators urge Obama administration to block Arctic oil drilling

Politics | Fri May 22, 2015  U.S. Senators urge Obama administration to block Arctic oil drilling When Shell lost control of a drilling rig that year it “put numerous lives at risk, including those of the Coast Guard crews” and those of 18 people on the rig… A group of 18 mostly Democratic U.S. senators […]

Woman chains herself to anchor of Shell support ship in Bellingham

MAY 22, 2015, BY Q13 FOX NEWS STAFF Woman chains herself to anchor of Shell support ship in Bellingham A woman has chained herself to an anchor of a Shell support ship in Bellingham Bay, Bellingham police say. She can be seen at left. BELLINGHAM — A woman has chained herself to the Arctic Challenger, a […]

Oil hunt raises risk of climate disaster

By Peter Husk: Saturday May 23, 2015 There’s an Alice-in-Wonderland quality about Royal Dutch Shell’s attitude towards the risks involved in its plan to drill for oil in the US Arctic. The decision has sparked protests in Seattle, where the Polar Pioneer, one of two rigs the Anglo-Dutch oil giant intends to use, is berthed. Shell […]

Out to Stop Shell’s Giant Oil Rig

Extracts from a Rolling Stone article by ANTONIA JUHASZ published 22 May 2015 Meet the Rappers and ‘Kayaktivists’ Out to Stop Shell’s Giant Oil Rig …several hundred people trying to disrupt business as usual for the world’s largest oil company… Their target, Royal Dutch Shell’s 400-foot-long, 300-foot-tall offshore oil rig, dubbed the Polar Pioneer, was just out […]

This Growing ‘Green’ City May Be The Front Line In Climate Change Battle

Lynne Peeples: [email protected] This Growing ‘Green’ City May Be The Front Line In Climate Change Battle SEATTLE — “That doesn’t even look like a boat. How does it float?” Elizabeth Spence, 8, peered through a chain-link fence at a massive yellow drilling rig, newly docked a short stretch away. Her dad had brought her here on […]

Despite Seattle Protests Royal Dutch Shell Remains Defiant In Its Arctic Drilling Plans

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: May 20, 2015 The protests against Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) plans to drill in the Arctic have been going on for days in Seattle. The city’s port has seen hundreds of demonstrators including environmental groups and city residents protesting on kayaks and canoes to oppose Arctic drilling, as well as […]

Shell vows to explore Arctic, rips environmental critics

May 19 2015, 12:53 ET | By: Carl Surran, SA News Editor Shell vows to explore Arctic, rips environmental critics Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) CEO Ben van Beurden vows that the company will press on with its campaign to explore the Arctic for oil this summer despite protests in Seattle, and dismisses claims that Shell is […]

Shell vows to explore Arctic despite Seattle protests

Shell vows to explore Arctic despite Seattle protests BY RON BOUSSO: Tue May 19, 2015 Royal Dutch Shell will press on with a campaign to explore the Arctic for oil this summer despite protests in the port city of Seattle, chief executive officer Ben van Beurden said on Tuesday. Hundreds of environmental activists have fanned out […]

Royal Dutch Shell undaunted by Seattle port backlash

Article by Phuong Le, The Associated Press, Published Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Royal Dutch Shell undaunted by Seattle port backlash SEATTLE — Neither a protest by hundreds of demonstrators nor a permit violation notice from the city will halt Royal Dutch Shell’s use of a Seattle seaport terminal as it prepares for exploratory oil drilling in […]

Shell CEO: ‘carbon bubble’ campaigners ‘ignore reality’

Shell CEO: ‘carbon bubble’ campaigners ‘ignore reality’ By Andrew Critchlow, Commodities editor: 19 May 2015 Ben van Beurden, chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell has given a robust defence of the fossil fuel industry saying that “carbon bubble” critics “ignore reality”. The head of the UK’s largest oil company told shareholders that the world faces an […]

Shell Oil’s Cold Calculations for a Warming World

By McKENZIE FUNKMAY: 18 May 2015 Shell Oil’s Cold Calculations for a Warming World “Shell screwed up,” said Ken Salazar, the interior secretary at the time. Last week, when the Obama administration gave tentative approval to Shell Oil’s plan to return to the Arctic after its disastrous attempt to find oil there in 2012, I […]

Shell’s Arctic oil exploration rig draws hundreds in protest at Seattle port

Rose Hackman in New York: Monday 18 May 2015 At least 200 Seattle environmental protesters blocked the entrance to a terminal in Seattle’s port on Monday where a massive Royal Dutch Shell drill rig is temporarily resting on its way to explore for oil in Alaska this summer. The 400ft long, 355ft tall Shell rig, named […]

Arctic oil protesters rally at Seattle port where Shell rig is docked

KING-5 TV, Seattle and Associated Press: May 18, 2015 Arctic oil protesters rally at Seattle port where Shell rig is docked SEATTLE — People protesting Arctic oil drilling marched Monday to the entrance of Terminal 5 at the Port of Seattle Monday, where a massive floating drill rig is parked on the waterfront. Police say arrests […]

Protesters gather in Seattle to block access to Shell oil rig

Commodities | Mon May 18, 2015 6:23pm BST SEATTLE | BY VICTORIA CAVALIERE About 200 protesters gathered at the Port of Seattle on Monday to block access to a Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig headed for the Arctic this summer to resume exploration for oil and gas reserves. Holding signs reading “Shell No” and “Seattle […]

Shell picked wrong city, Seattle protesters say

By Daniel J. Graeber     |   May 18, 2015  Shell picked wrong city, Seattle protesters say Company using city ports as staging ground for arctic drilling campaign. SEATTLE, May 18 (UPI) — Energy company Royal Dutch Shell picked the wrong city to serve as a base of operations for its offshore Alaska program, advocacy groups […]

Oil Company Spooks: BP Appoints Britain’s Former Chief Spy to Board

14 MAY 2015 BP Plc, the former state-owned oil company with operations from Russia to Iraq, appointed the retired chief of Britain’s overseas spying network as a board member. John Sawers was head of the MI6 service until November 2014. Oil company involvement with spies is nothing new.  On 17 June 2001, The Sunday Times published […]

‘Paddle in Seattle’ Arctic oil drilling protest

BBC NEWS ARTICLE: SUNDAY 17 MAY 2015 ‘Paddle in Seattle’ Arctic oil drilling protest Hundreds of people in kayaks and small boats have staged a protest in the north-western US port city of Seattle against oil drilling in the Arctic by the Shell energy giant. Paddle in Seattle was held by activists who said the […]

Anti-Arctic drilling kayak activists hold ‘Shell No’ protest

Martha Bellisle: Associated Press: May 16, 2015 Anti-Arctic drilling kayak activists hold ‘Shell No’ protest SEATTLE — Activists opposed to drilling for oil in the Arctic plan to launch a flotilla of kayaks and other boats on Seattle’s Elliott Bay on Saturday, two days after the arrival of a towering oil rig that is the centerpiece of Shell’s […]

Arctic Drilling Protests Greet Royal Dutch Shell Drilling Rigs In Seattle

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: May 16, 2015 at 9:07 am EST The protest by environmental groups and the people of Seattle against Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) move to dock its drilling rigs at the city’s port is growing by the day. The port of Seattle had earlier decided to grant access to Shell’s Arctic […]

Protesters in Seattle to take on Shell Arctic oil drilling plans

SEATTLE | BY VICTORIA CAVALIERE Commodities | Sat May 16, 2015 12:00pm BST Hundreds of activists, many in boats and kayaks, were gearing up on Saturday to protest plans to store two Royal Dutch Shell drilling rigs in Seattle’s waterfront before the oil giant resumes Arctic oil exploration this summer. Environmental groups have vowed to […]

Seattle ‘kayak-tivists’ take on Shell in battle over Arctic oil drilling

Seattle ‘kayak-tivists’ take on Shell in battle over Arctic oil drilling Rose Hackman in New York: Saturday 16 May 2015 12.30 BST To Klapstein, the correct analogy is that of a plane crash. “Can you imagine being told to get on a plane that has a 75% chance of crashing? Who gets on a plane that has a […]

Obama: Shell developed high safeguards against Arctic spills

Associated Press: 14 May 2015 Obama: Shell developed high safeguards against Arctic spills CAMP DAVID, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama says experts have concluded that Royal Dutch Shell has developed strong safeguards to undertake offshore oil exploration in Arctic waters. Obama says his administration delayed Shell’s application for exploratory drilling in the Chukchi Sea […]

Seattle, like it or not, becomes Shell’s Arctic base

BY PHUONG LE: Associated Press: 14 May 2015 Seattle, like it or not, becomes Shell’s Arctic base The arrival in Seattle Thursday of an oil rig Royal Dutch Shell is outfitting for oil exploration in the remote Arctic Ocean marks a pivotal moment for an environmental movement increasingly mobilized around climate change. Activists paddling out in […]

Shell Docks Arctic Drilling Rig in Seattle Despite Protests

Shell Docks Arctic Drilling Rig in Seattle Despite Protests Polar Pioneer is one of two rigs Shell plans to park in the city until drilling season begins in the summer By ASSOCIATED PRESS: May 14, 2015  SEATTLE—Despite protests by environmentalists in kayaks and opposition from the city of Seattle, a 400-foot-long Arctic oil drilling rig has […]

Shell oil rig arrives in Seattle waters amid protests, permit controversy

Shell oil rig arrives in Seattle waters amid protests, permit controversy Markets | Thu May 14, 2015 7:24pm EDT The first of two Royal Dutch Shell drilling rigs slated for Arctic oil exploration arrived in Seattle on Thursday as environmental activists geared up for days of protests over plans to store the equipment at the […]

Shell exploration plans in Alaska stoke concern, hope in Canada

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted: May 13, 2015 Shell exploration plans in Alaska stoke concern, hope in Canada Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to explore for oil off Alaska’s northwestern coast are being closely watched in Canada with a mixture of hope and concern.  Earlier this week, the energy giant cleared a major hurdle when the U.S. Bureau […]

What’s at stake: The debate over Arctic drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell is planning to park two massive Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle’s waterfront before they head north — but the petrochemical giant will first have to get around protesters in kayaks and others who want to thwart the new frontier in oil exploration and spark a national debate […]

Royal Dutch Shell Oil Rigs To Be Confronted By ‘Festival Of Resistance’

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: May 14, 2015  Environmentalists have planned to confront Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) oil rigs, which are set to arrive at Seattle’s port this week. The oil company plans to use them in the Arctic later this year. Shell has been planning to go back to the Arctic, in pursuit of […]

Shell oil rig arriving Thursday is just the start of Arctic drilling fleet

By Coral Garnick and Hal Bernton: Seattle Times staff reporters: Published 13 May 2015 Shell oil rig arriving Thursday is just the start of Arctic drilling fleet The Polar Pioneer oil rig expected to arrive in Seattle on Thursday is the biggest piece of a 25-vessel fleet Shell Oil has mustered to resume its oil exploration effort in […]

UN climate official pans idea of Arctic drilling in subtle slap at Obama administration

Article by Joby Warrick published 13 May 2015 by The Washington Post UN climate official pans idea of Arctic drilling in subtle slap at Obama administration The United Nations’ top climate official took a subtle poke at the Obama administration on Wednesday over its decision to conditionally allow oil exploration off Alaska’s coast, suggesting that the […]

Arctic drilling for ‘extreme oil’ is risky – and letting Shell do the work is reckless

Wednesday 13 May 2015 America’s Arctic Ocean belongs to all of us. The Beaufort and Chukchi Seas provide habitat for countless species of wildlife. This is one of the most unique marine ecosystems in the world, home to the entire population of US polar bears. Many of America’s most beloved marine creatures thrive here, including […]

Shell: Port lease is valid, so drill rigs coming to Seattle despite pleas for delay, protests

By GENE JOHNSON and PHUONG LE, Associated Press: 13 May 2015 SEATTLE (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell is forging ahead with plans to park two Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle, risking possible fines from the city and ignoring port commissioners who have asked Shell to wait. Shell’s plan to move the two rigs to […]

Shell braves a return to its Arctic ordeals: But, with oil at such a low price, why now?

By LAURA CHESTERS FOR THE DAILY MAIL: 13 May 2015 New Year’s Eve 2012 is a date Lieutenant Commander Jim Cooley will never forget. As part of the rescue team from the US Coast Guard he flew out in treacherous, stormy conditions to rescue 18 men aboard Royal Dutch Shell’s stranded Kulluk oil rig. Earlier that […]

Shell to Seattle: Oil drill rigs are coming

Shell to Seattle: Oil drill rigs are coming: 13 May 2015 Royal Dutch Shell says it has a valid lease for Seattle terminal space and a tight timeline to prepare its fleet for exploratory oil drilling in Arctic waters so it plans to move its drill rigs to this city despite the protests of activists […]

Letting Shell drill in Arctic could lead to catastrophic oil spill, experts warn

Letting Shell drill in Arctic could lead to catastrophic oil spill, experts warn Unforgiving conditions in the Arctic’s icy waters not only make the chances of a spill likely, the complete lack of infrastructure in place to deal with a potential disaster means the consequences of the move could be calamitous, environmental activists and experts […]