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Shell says could begin Arctic oil exploration off Alaska in late July

Shell says could begin Arctic oil exploration off Alaska in late July SEATTLE/WASHINGTON | BY ERIC M. JOHNSON AND TIMOTHY GARDNER: Mon Jun 29, 2015 Royal Dutch Shell could begin drilling for oil in the Arctic off Alaska as early as the third week in July, when it expects sea ice to begin clearing, a […]

Shell’s Arctic oil drill platform Polar Pioneer heaves into Dutch Harbor Alaska

Shell’s Arctic oil drill platform Polar Pioneer heaves into Dutch Harbor Alaska Information and magnificent copyrighted photograph’s kindly provided by Gary Braasch, Photographer & Journalist from World View of Global Warming.org  Please see copyright notice at foot of article. Use your browser to enlarge images.  Shell’s Arctic oil drill platform Polar Pioneer heaves into Dutch Harbor Alaska […]

EFCC quizzes former minister, Etete, over alleged oil deal

EFCC quizzes former minister, Etete, over OPL 245 oil deal By Abosede Musari, Abuja on June 29, 2015 FORMER Minister of Petroleum, Dan Etete, was yesterday quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in continuation of an investigation that had been stalled for several years. A source told The Guardian that the former […]

Polar Pioneer arrives in Dutch Harbor for Chukchi Sea drilling

By Chris Klint, Senior Digital Producer, [email protected]; June 28, 2015 The first of two drilling rigs, scheduled to conduct exploratory drilling for Shell in the Chukchi Sea this summer, has arrived in the Aleutian Islands port of Dutch Harbor this weekend. The federal government has given Transocean’s Polar Pioneer, contracted by Shell, a green light to […]

Shell’s Arctic drilling plans may hit permitting snag

Shell’s Arctic drilling plans may hit permitting snag June 23, 2015 | By Jennifer A. Dlouhy WASHINGTON — Shell’s plans to bore two wells in the Arctic Ocean this summer may be jeopardized by an obscure permitting requirement that effectively bars drilling operations close to each other in waters off Alaska. The restriction highlighted by […]

Shell starts moving fleet north for Chukchi drilling; permits slot into place

The season approaches: Shell starts moving fleet north for Chukchi drilling; permits slot into place Alan Bailey: Petroleum News: Week of June 21, 2015 Elements of Shell’s Chukchi Sea fleet are on the move, heading north in preparation for drilling during this season’s Arctic open water season. The barge Arctic Challenger, holding Shell’s Arctic oil containment system, […]

Former Shell Worker Cites Unsafe Conditions on Oil Ship

Former Shell Worker Cites Unsafe Conditions on Oil Ship SEATTLE — Jun 19, 2015, 3:07 PM ET By MARTHA BELLISLE Associated Press A woman who was injured while working on one of Shell’s Arctic drilling support ships has filed a federal lawsuit saying the company compromised safety in its rush to drill for oil. Anita […]

Ijaw Communities Head to S’Court Over $1.5 bn Oil Spillage Suit

14 June 2015 Leaders of an Ijaw communities in Bayelsa state have headed to the Supreme Court over the $1.5b oil spillage and environmental degradation suit against Shell Petroleum Development of Nigeria, which was struck out by the Federal Appeal Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The leader of the Ijaw group, Mr. Pere Ajuwa,  […]

Shell wins two more permits for planned Arctic drilling campaign

Shell wins two more permits for planned Arctic drilling campaign By Jennifer A. Dlouhy: 13 June 2015 WASHINGTON — Shell has nabbed two more critical government approvals for its planned exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean this summer. The latest authorizations came from the Environmental Protection Agency, which is allowing Shell to discharge wastewater […]

Arctic energy debate can be more than Shell rigs and Greenpeace protests

Arctic energy debate can be more than Shell rigs and Greenpeace protests Victoria Herrmann: June 12, 2015 Today, the phrase “Arctic energy” has become synonymous with snowy oil rigs, icy ocean exploration, and Greenpeace activists. The recent conditional approval of Shell’s plans to drill in the Chukchi Sea has reinforced this narrow delineation of energy debates about the […]

First vessel in Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet heads for Alaska

First vessel in Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet heads for Alaska SEATTLE, JUNE 11 | BY VICTORIA CAVALIERE The first vessel in Royal Dutch Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet has embarked from Washington state to Alaska ahead of its planned resumption of oil and gas exploration in the remote region this summer, the company said on Thursday. […]

U.S. appeals court rejects challenge to Shell spill plans in Alaska

U.S. appeals court rejects challenge to Shell spill plans in Alaska Business News | Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:47pm BST A divided federal appeals court rejected an effort by environmental groups to void a U.S. agency’s approval of two oil spill response plans by Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSa.L) related to the company’s oil leases […]

George Turner on his Shell Centre defeat: ‘I did what I could’

George Turner on his Shell Centre defeat: ‘I did what I could’ 11 June 2015 | By Elizabeth Hopkirk Image of Stanton Williams’ Building 5 next to the existing Shell Centre tower Michael Squire explains Shell Centre model to planning inspector John Braithwaite watched by George Turner for residents (far left) and Robert Ayton for […]

Seattle protesters plan kayak blockade to stop Shell rig departure

Seattle protesters plan kayak blockade to stop Shell rig departure June 10, 2015 7:49AM ET Updated 5:30PM ET by Renee Lewis Seattle activists opposed to Arctic drilling have vowed to launch a kayak blockade to prevent the departure of Shell’s drilling rig, and said they have hundreds of protesters standing to hit the water as soon as […]

Oil companies reach $345 million settlement with Quebec train crash victims

Victoria Young; 11 June 2015 A group of oil companies has come to an agreement with victims of the 2013 oil train derailment in Quebec, Canada. The train had been carrying 7.7 million litres of crude oil when it crashed, resulting in a massive spill and an explosion that killed 47 people. Royal Dutch Shell, […]

Royal Dutch Shell stock has fallen by over 26% in the last year

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: Jun 10, 2015  The stock for Royal Dutch Shell Plc. (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) has fallen by over 26% in the last one year. The S&P 500 during the same period rose by 6.71%. The decline in the stock prices of energy companies has been a norm. Over the last one year, crude oil […]

Seattle protesters seek to block access to Shell Arctic drilling rig

Seattle protesters seek to block access to Shell Arctic drilling rig Business News | Tue Jun 9, 2015 6:29pm BST A group of protesters gathered at the Port of Seattle on Tuesday seeking to block workers attempting to reach a Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) drilling rig that could depart this week to resume fossil fuel […]

Anti-Shell protesters blocking Terminal 5

Anti-Shell protesters blocking Terminal 5 Activists say they want to prevent the drilling rig from leaving Seattle on time, en route to Alaska. By Evan Bush: Seattle Times staff reporter: 9 June 2015 Activists demonstrating against Shell’s oil rig are blocking entrances to Terminal 5 in Seattle. Stina Janssen, a spokeswoman for ShellNo, said the protesters […]

Shell’s Arctic drilling is the real threat to the world, not kayaktivists

By Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein and Annie Leonard Tuesday 9 June 2015 14.52 BST Shell has one or two rivals for the title of Planet’s Most Irresponsible Company, but it’s definitely the most ironic. The grand irony, of course, is that, having watched the Arctic melt as global temperatures rose, Shell was first in line to drill […]

What’s Latest On Protest Against Royal Dutch Shell plc In Seattle?

What’s Latest On Protest Against Royal Dutch Shell plc In Seattle? Bidness Etc takes a look at the latest developments taking place in Seattle as the activists oppose the terminal’s use on the Port of Seattle by Shell to park its Polar Pioneer rig By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: Jun 9, 2015  Multiple developments have taken place […]

Shell Plans to Drill In Arctic Ocean, Despite Setbacks, Protests and Lawsuits

Reaching for Remote Hydrocarbon Riches, Shell Oil Plans to Drill In Arctic Ocean, Despite Setbacks, Protests and Lawsuits By John J. Berger, Ph. D. Where are we heading now in our quest for more “cheap energy”? North, to the Arctic! Despite the Obama Administration’s jawboning about the dangers of climate change and the Administration’s Climate […]

Oil Spillage: Nigerian High Court Orders Shell to Pay N30m

6 June 2015 Oil Spillage: S-Court Orders Shell to Pay N30m to Four Communities The Supreme Court, yesterday, ordered Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited to pay the sum of N30,288,681 to four communities in Delta State. The apex court found the company culpable for the oil spillage that adversely affected the communities about […]

Shell pressing ahead in Chukchi after setbacks

Explorers 2015: Shell pressing ahead in Chukchi after setbacks Company is mobilizing fleet after three-year hiatus, still waiting for final approval of exploration plan Eric Lidji For Petroleum News: 7 June 2015 After a tiny step forward and many large leaps backward, Royal Dutch Shell plc is once again planning to explore its Burger prospect in […]

Back off, Alaskan energy group tells Shell activists

Back off, Alaskan energy group tells Shell activists Shell plans to start drilling in Alaskan waters as early as this summer By Daniel J. Graeber     |   June 3, 2015 at 8:08 AM ANCHORAGE, Alaska, June 3 (UPI) — With pressure building on Shell’s port activity in Seattle, an Alaskan energy coalition said the state’s […]

INSIGHT-For green activists, Arctic drilling could be the next big thing

INSIGHT-For green activists, Arctic drilling could be the next big thing WASHINGTON, JUNE 3 | BY TIMOTHY GARDNER Michael Brune is pleased that activists in kayaks are training for another “Paddle in Seattle” to confront an expected Royal Dutch Shell rig on its way to the Arctic to explore for oil. What makes the head […]

Shell responds to Department of Natural Resources

Shell responds to Department of Natural Resources 2 June 2015: SEATTLE – There are new developments in the oil battle in Seattle. Shell Oil is challenging the state’s opinion that docking the Polar Pioneer drilling rig in Seattle might violate the state constitution. And, there’s a new legal challenge to prevent Shell from drilling in […]

Environmentalists sue over Shell plan to drill in Arctic

Environmentalists sue over Shell plan to drill in Arctic By Dan Levine: Tue Jun 2, 2015 (Reuters) – Several environmental groups sued the United States on Tuesday to derail Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s plan to drill in the Arctic Ocean as soon as July. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, an agency within the U.S. Department […]

Shell’s Arctic oil drilling faces fresh court challenge from environmental groups

Shell’s Arctic oil drilling faces fresh court challenge from environmental groups Associated Press: Tuesday 2 June 2015  A dozen environmental groups have told a US federal court they are renewing a challenge to the leasing in 2008 of areas off Alaska’s north-west shore, where Royal Dutch Shell hopes to drill exploratory wells this summer. The groups […]

Shell responds to state’s oil rig concerns, might avoid city fines

Monday, June 1, 2015 SEATTLE — Shell sent a response Monday to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, which raised concerns about the oil company’s Arctic oil rig docked at the Port of Seattle’s Terminal 5. DNR officials said they were reviewing the response, but did not release it. Last month, DNR officials wrote […]

Nigeria: ENI Misled Shareholders Over Nigeria Corruption Scandal – – Global Witness

Blog by Barnaby Pace, 13 May 2015 The most senior managers at oil giant Eni appear to have misled shareholders over the company’s actions in a corrupt oil deal at its 2014 AGM. This is very important – as they gather for the 2015 meeting, shareholders in Italy’s biggest company should expect straight answers over […]

Federal Agency Dings Shell for Oil Rig Mishap in Arctic

Federal Agency Dings Shell for Oil Rig Mishap in Arctic ANCHORAGE, Alaska — May 28, 2015: By DAN JOLING Associated Press As Royal Dutch Shell PLC seeks permits for exploratory oil drilling off Alaska’s northwest coast, a federal agency has concluded the company underestimated risk the last time it moved drill rigs to Arctic waters. A […]

NTSB blames Shell for wreck of oil drilling ship Kulluk in Gulf of Alaska

By Joel Connelly: 28 May 2015 The National Transportation Safety Board blames the 2012 grounding and wreck of Shell’s Arctic drilling rig Kulluk on the oil giant’s “inadequate assessment of the risk” of towing it across the Gulf of Alaska in a winter storm. “No single error or mechanical failure led to this accident,” the […]

Shell-Seattle feud takes new turn

Shell-Seattle feud takes new turn By Devin Henry – 05/28/15 10:26 AM EDT Extracts The federal government approved Shell’s plan to drill for oil and natural gas in the Arctic north of Alaska on May 11. Shell signed a deal with a Seattle company to use the port as home base for its drilling fleet, […]

King County Tells Shell to Take Its Shit Elsewhere

by Sydney Brownstone • May 27, 2015 The Polar Pioneer’s shit has run into a snag with King County sewers. A waste management company contracted by Shell applied for a permit to dump the Arctic drilling rig’s human excrement directly into a King County manhole. Today we learn that King County said “no.” The county’s […]

Shell’s Arctic exploration safety audit ‘kept under wraps’

by Joe Sandler Clarke: 22 May 2015 As Shell prepares to drill for oil in the Arctic this summer, a third party safety audit ordered by the US government to ensure there was no repeat of the company’s disastrous drilling operation in 2012 remains hidden from the public. Shell contractor Noble pleaded guilty to eight […]

Alaska governor tours Shell rig in Seattle, touts Arctic drilling

Phuong Le | Associated Press: May 27, 2015 Alaska governor tours Shell rig in Seattle, touts Arctic drilling SEATTLE — The governor of Alaska on Wednesday toured a massive oil drill rig parked on Seattle’s waterfront, then met with Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee to tell him that Washington’s position on future Arctic drilling will hurt […]

Arctic drilling invites disaster: Column

Arctic drilling invites disaster: Column Nick Jans: EDT May 27, 2015 An oil spill in sea ice is permanent. And Shell is nowhere near prepared for summer drilling. I stood on the shore of the Chukchi Sea, at the far northern rim of Alaska. On that late May evening, a maze of shifting ice spilled off […]

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 […]

Chiara D’Angelo interview: Arctic activist who spent 66 hours suspended from anchor said nature inspired her to continue protest

ANDREW BUNCOMBE: NEW YORK: Monday 25 May 2015 Chiara D’Angelo interview: Arctic activist who spent 66 hours suspended from anchor said nature inspired her to continue protest The activist who spent 66 hours suspended from the anchor of an oil exploration vessel has said she took strength during her protest from looking at the wildlife surrounding her. […]

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 […]