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Shell’s profit comes at our expense

Greenpeace article by Isadora Wronski published 2 April 2015 Shell’s profit comes at our expense Climate science has made it clear that Arctic oil needs to stay in the ground if we want to avoid the worst impacts from global climate change. We know it and we also know that Shell knows it too. Knowingly going […]

Shell lease approved, but hurdles remain

Shell’s 2008 purchase of a licence to drill in Alaskan waters has been approved. Now it waits to be granted permission to do so April 1, 2015 – 8:53pm – By Kevin McGwin With the decision yesterday by the US federal government not to throw out the 2008 sale of drilling licences off Alaska’s northern […]

Incredibly, Shell Gets Another Go at Arctic Drilling

Article by SustainableBusiness.com published 1 April 2015 Incredibly, Shell Gets Another Go at Arctic Drilling Sadly, the Obama Administration has once again given Shell the go-ahead to drill in the Arctic. “The Arctic is an important component of the Administration’s national energy strategy, and we remain committed to taking a thoughtful and balanced approach to oil and […]

Here’s why Obama is approving Arctic drilling again

WASHINGTON, APRIL 1 | BY TIMOTHY GARDNER (Reuters) – For a leader who has made fighting climate change a priority, President Barack Obama’s decision to approve Royal Dutch Shell’s return to oil and gas exploration off Alaska was seen by many environmentalists as a contradiction. On Tuesday, his administration upheld a 2008 Arctic lease sale, […]

Agency affirms revised review of Chukchi Sea petroleum lease

By Dan Joling | AP March 31 at 7:30 PM ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Department of Interior said Tuesday that it has affirmed corrections to an environmental analysis of a 2008 Arctic Ocean petroleum lease sale that brought in $2.7 billion for the federal government. The expected decision regarding the lease in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska’s […]

3 Factors Could Slow Arctic Drilling Despite Shell Go-Ahead

During 2012, the Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig Kulluk ran aground off a small island near Kodiak Island. PHOTOGRAPH BY U.S. COAST GUARD/AP By Wendy Koch, National Geographic PUBLISHED MARCH 30, 2015 Oil drilling in U.S. Arctic waters may return this summer now that Shell has cleared a key government hurdle. Still, an energy bonanza in […]

Alaska oil and gas lease draws criticism

Lease from 2008 tied up in courts because of environmental criticism. By Daniel J. Graeber     |   UPI: April 1, 2015  WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) — A decision from the Department of Interior to review energy exploration plans off the coast of Alaska is “unconscionable,” environmental groups said. The federal government affirmed a 2008 […]

Shell Oil Drilling Serious Threat to Russian Polar Bear Reserve: Greenpeace

The oil drilling operation of Shell in the Chukchi Sea can harm the vast population of polar bears and walruses living in the Wrangel Island reserve. The oil drilling operation of Dutch oil giant Shell in the Chukchi Sea, which is a marginal sea of the Arctic Ocean, is a threat to Russia’s Wrangel Island National Park, Greenpeace said […]

Arctic drilling rights OKd for Shell Oil

Article by Jennifer A. Dlouhy published Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by sfgate.com Arctic drilling rights OKd for Shell Oil WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday reaffirmed a 2008 government auction of Arctic drilling rights over objections from environmentalists, delivering a major victory to Shell Oil Co. as it seeks to resume exploratory drilling in the […]

Interior approves updated OCS Lease Sale analysis, clears one hurdle for Shell

Article by Tim Bradner published 31 March 2015 by The Alaska Journal of Commerce: Interior approves updated OCS Lease Sale analysis, clears one hurdle for Shell The U.S. Interior Department published a long-awaited Record of Decision Tuesday on a contested 2008 Arctic offshore lease sale that had blocked Shell Oil’s exploration plans on leases it […]

U.S. approval moves Shell a step closer to Arctic drilling

Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:40pm EDT U.S. approval moves Shell a step closer to Arctic drilling (Reuters) – The U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday upheld a 2008 lease sale in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska, moving Royal Dutch Shell a step closer to returning to oil and gas exploration in the Arctic since it suffered […]

Shell will resume drilling off Alaska coast: U.S. Arctic envoy

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell will resume drilling off Alaska after suspending operations for two years in the wake of an accident, the special U.S. envoy to the Arctic said on Monday, but gave no details as to when. Shell has been moving oil rigs to Alaska as it awaits the […]

CAN SHELL SAFELY DRILL IN THE ARCTIC?

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN Published: Mar 30, 2015 at 10:40 am EST Shell Oil Company, subsidiary of multinational oil giant Royal Dutch Shell Plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS), is conducting drilling tests in Bellingham, Washington, ahead of potential regulatory approval for drilling in the Arctic. According to media reports, government officials in Washington are observing Shell’s oil spill […]

Arctic braced for oil rush as Shell eyes return to Alaska

By Andrew Critchlow, Commodities Editor for publication in The SundayTelegraph 29 Mar 2015 under the headline: Arctic braced for oil rush as Shell eyes return to Alaska When the wreck of Royal Dutch Shell’s Kulluk drilling rig washed up on the coast of Alaska in 2012 following a storm at sea, many environmental campaigners hoped […]

Shell moving rigs to north Alaska ahead of possible drilling permit

Article by Carl Surran published 25 March 2015 by SeekingAlpha.com Shell moving rigs to north Alaska ahead of possible drilling permit Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) is moving oil rigs to Alaska in anticipation of the possible resumption of its Arctic drilling program two years after the grounding of a rig led to a huge […]

Legal action hopes to make Shell port-less in Seattle

Article by Kevin McGwin published 26 March 2015 by The Arctic Journal under the headline: What the Shell is going on? Legal action hopes to make Shell port-less in Seattle On March 22, The Guardian, a British media outlet popular among the left-of-centre, announced that Shell’s approval to resume its Alaska drilling programme this summer […]

Shell conducts drills with Arctic oil spill response system

From an article by Jennifer A. Dlouhy published 26 March 2015 by fuelfix.com Shell conducts drills with Arctic oil spill response system WASHINGTON — Shell’s Arctic oil spill response system is undergoing drills in waters near Bellingham, Washington, with government officials observing the exercises. Shell Oil Co. is conducting the testing as it plans a new round […]

Anti-Shell Protest at White House

From an article by Liz Ruskin published 24 March 2015 by Alaska Public Media under the headline: 26th Anniversary of Exxon Spill Prompts anti-Shell Protest at White House It’s the 26th anniversary of America’s second largest oil spill, when an Exxon tanker leaving Valdez Arm ran aground, leaking 11 million gallons of North Slope Crude […]

Here’s Why Shell Drilling Proposition In Arctic Is Facing Opposition

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN Published: Mar 23, 2015 at 10:54 am EST According to the Guardian, Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) will most probably get an approval by the US government to drill in the Arctic. An approval last month was given by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BEOM). A formal statement is expected […]

Money Talks

By Seattle Times editorial board published 23 March 2015 under the headline: Terminal 5 Shell lease is not the right arena to debate climate change SOON, two huge oil rigs will be parked at the Port of Seattle, preparing for a summer sailing to the Alaskan Arctic and for exploratory drilling. The Port’s decision in February to […]

Shell Oil will be given permission to drill in the Arctic

HOUSTON, March 22 (UPI) — Shell Oil Company, one of the largest oil companies in the world, will soon be allowed to drill for oil in the American Arctic. The decision rests on the U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, who is expected to announce the decision on Wednesday. The drilling will occur in […]

Shell oil drilling in Arctic set to get US government permission

From an article by Terry Macalister published by the Guardian on Sunday 22 March 2015: Shell oil drilling in Arctic set to get US government permission The US government is expected this week to give the go-ahead to a controversial plan by Shell to restart drilling for oil in the Arctic. The green light from Sally Jewell, the […]

Judge: Suit against Shell’s Arctic-drilling ‘homeport’ in Seattle can go ahead

Article by Joel Connelly published 20 March 2015 by seattlepi.com Judge: Suit against Shell’s Arctic-drilling ‘homeport’ in Seattle can go ahead Critics are on solid legal ground in a legal challenge to the location of a “homeport” for Shell Oil’s Arctic-drilling fleet at the Seattle waterfront, a King County Superior Court judge ruled Friday. The […]

Arctic Drilling: Key decisions due at end of March for Shell

ARTICLE BY TIM BRADNER OF ALASKA JOURNAL OF COMMERCE, PUBLISHED 19 MARCH 2015 Key decisions due at end of March for Shell Extracts A key federal decision is shaping up for Shell at the end of this month. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, or BOEM, expects to issue a final decision by March […]

Seattle’s Silly War On Oil Rigs

From an article by Loren Steffy published 16 March 2015 by Forbes.com under the headline: Seattle’s Silly War On Oil Rigs: Reminder, The City Is Also Home To Boeing, The World’s Largest Jet Maker If a plane flies over Seattle, does anyone hear it? Probably not, because they’re all down at the docks protesting the parking […]

Shell reports on plans for Arctic drilling

Article by Carey Restino published 13 March 2015 by The Bristol Bay Times “After 2012, every aspect of our plan is under a microscope and every aspect is carefully monitored, including the impact on marine mammals,” Leaders from southwest Alaska were briefed last week on Shell Oil’s plans for the 2015 season, hearing how the […]

Shell expects to drill offshore Alaska this year

UPI article by Daniel J. Graeber published 12 March 2015 Shell’s preliminary drilling program in arctic waters offshore Alaska in 2012 was plagued by problems, including a grounded drilling rig, violations of air pollution limits, engine failures on a tow ship and an oil spill containment system damaged during testing. THE HAGUE, Netherlands, March 12 (UPI) […]

Port: Enviros playing politics with suit against Shell Arctic fleet homeport

From an article by Joel Connelly published 11 March 2015 by Seattlepi.com  Port: Enviros playing politics with suit against Shell Arctic fleet homeport Extracts Environmentalists are using a court suit to pursue political goals and have no legal standing to block a lease that will base Shell’s Arctic oil drilling fleet at Terminal 5 on […]

A Port pledge? Shell’s Arctic fleet out in 2 years, no more lightning leases

From an article by Joel Connelly published 10 March 2015 by Seattlepi.com A Port pledge? Shell’s Arctic fleet out in 2 years, no more lightning leases With a $5.8 billion investment, Shell is determined to return to Alaska’s Chukchi Sea this summer. The Seattle Port Commission is seeking a passage to calmer waters after facing […]

City aims monkey wrench at homeport for Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet

Article by Joel Connelly published 9 March 2015 by Seattlepi.com City aims monkey wrench at homeport for Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet Seattle city officials on Monday tossed a carefully aimed monkey wrench into plans, approved last month by the Seattle Port Commission, to use the Seattle waterfront as base of operations for Shell Oil’s Arctic […]

U.S. to decide soon on Shell request for extra time on Arctic leases

Jennifer A. Dlouhy: Houston Chronicle: March 4, 2015 U.S. to decide soon on Shell request for extra time on Arctic leases Extracts WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will decide soon whether to sign off on Shell’s request for extra time to hunt for oil in Arctic waters, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Wednesday. Without action, Shell’s […]

Lawsuit challenges Port of Seattle lease for Shell Arctic drilling fleet

Posted by Chris Klint, Senior Digital Producer, [email protected]: Mar 02, 2015 ANCHORAGE – An array of Washington-based environmental groups has sued the Port of Seattle over a leasing agreement to host Shell Oil’s Arctic drilling fleet, claiming the deal was negotiated in secret and may pollute the port. Shell contractor Foss Maritime received a two-year lease, […]

Groups to sue Port of Seattle over Shell drilling fleet

SEATTLE (AP) – A coalition of environmental groups says it’s planning to sue to stop Royal Dutch Shell PLC from use Seattle’s waterfront as a homeport for its Arctic oil drilling fleet. Groups to sue Port of Seattle over Shell drilling fleet Posted: Mar 02, 2015 6:13 PM GMT SEATTLE (AP) – A coalition of […]

Oil Industry Blasts Latest Rules For Arctic Drilling

This article was written by Oilprice.com , the leading provider of energy news in the world. Oil Industry Blasts Latest Rules For Arctic Drilling The energy industry has been quick to criticize the Obama Administration’s proposed regulations for exploratory drilling in the US Arctic Ocean, calling them “unnecessarily burdensome.” The Interior Department proposed Feb. 20 its […]

New safety rules for offshore Arctic drilling proposed to avoid repeat of Shell disaster

New safety rules for offshore Arctic drilling proposed to avoid repeat of Shell disaster US officials want to make sure companies can handle a blow-out in remote and icy conditions – without inflicting an environmental disaster Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington The Obama administration proposed new rules for Arctic oil drilling on Friday in an attempt […]

Shell one step closer to resuming exploration in the Chukchi Sea

From an article by Tim Bradner published by Alaska Journal of Commerce on 12 Feb 2015 under the headline: “One regulatory hurdle cleared for Arctic OCS drilling” Shell is officially one step closer to resuming exploration in the Chukchi Sea. On Thursday the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released its final supplemental environmental impact […]

Port of Seattle hosts Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet

From an article by Joe Connelly published 11Feb 2015 by Seattlepi.com under the headline: Port of Seattle quietly signs homeport lease for Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet Extracts The Port of Seattle has quietly inked a two-year lease under which Shell Oil will use Terminal 5 on the Seattle waterfront as the base for its efforts […]

Arctic Oil On Life Support

From an OilPrice.com article by Nick Cunningham published 1 Feb 2015 under the headline: “Arctic Oil On LifeSupport” Oil companies have eyed the Arctic for years. With an estimated 90 billion barrels of oil lying north of the Arctic Circle, the circumpolar north is arguably the last corner of the globe that is still almost […]

Shell resumes Arctic drilling but cuts $15bn from global investment

Royal Dutch Shell is reviving plans to drill for oil in Arctic in a move likely to intensify its battle with environmentalists. The Anglo-Dutch giant’s chief executive Ben van Beurden accepted that Arctic drilling “divides society”, but said the world needs new sources of oil. Greenpeace said Shell was taking a “massive risk” in a […]

Shell wants to resume drilling in Arctic this summer

By Karolin Schaps and Ron Bousso Jan 29 (Reuters) – Oil major Shell wants to revive its Arctic oil drilling programme this year after a near two-year suspension, angering environmentalists who say the risk of an oil spill is too high. Remote and costly to develop, the Arctic is estimated to contain 20 percent of […]