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Shell Alaska boss: ‘There will be spills’

Royal Dutch Shell’s Alaska vice-president has admitted he believes “there will be spills” by companies drilling for oil in the Alaskan Arctic. Environmental campaigners oppose drilling in the Arctic By Emily Gosden 6:35PM GMT 29 Nov 2012 Shell is one of a handful of companies exploring in Arctic waters and began drilling off Alaska this […]

Committee hears lessons learned from Shell’s Arctic OCS operations

Week of October 21, 2012 It was standing room only on Oct. 11 as members of the public crammed into a meeting room in the University of Alaska Anchorage, to hear testimony on lessons learned from Shell’s drilling venture in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas this year. The occasion was a field meeting of the […]

Shell Seeks Extension to Arctic Leases

Dow Jones Newswires: Published October 19, 2012 Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA) has been in talks with the U.S. government over extending its leases for oil development in the Arctic seas north of Alaska, after its drilling program was held up by legal actions and objections from regulators, reports the Financial Times. The first of […]

Shell Oil’s next Arctic challenge?

Alex DeMarban | Oct 11, 2012 Believing the U.S. Arctic Ocean contains one of the world’s richest undiscovered oil and gas plays, Royal Dutch Shell is already considering what it will take to ship vast amounts of oil across Alaska. The oil giant might just find the bonanza next summer. In recent weeks, it’s punched […]

Begich hearing focuses on Shell’s drilling offshore in Alaska

Published: October 11, 2012 By LISA DEMER — [email protected] Anchorage — Better ice forecasting in the Alaska Arctic. More Coast Guard resources. More jobs for North Slope residents. A share of oil revenue for Alaska. Streamlined permits and regulation. Those are some of the ideas presented Thursday to a U.S. Senate panel holding a field […]

Oil boom brings hope, anxiety to Alaska town

Shell’s drilling operations in the Chukchi Sea promise an economic boom in Wainwright, Alaska. But some see the transformation as a threat to the ancient indigenous culture there. By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times: September 23, 2012 WAINWRIGHT, Alaska — It was the down slope of August, and in the icy winds and freezing rain […]

Shell Arctic Setback Shows Risks, Environmentalists Say

By Jim Snyder – Sep 18, 2012 6:13 PM GMT+0100 Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA)’s decision to abandon oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic waters this year underscores the risks of working in harsh maritime conditions, environmentalists said. “We think it’s crazy,” said Niel Lawrence, senior attorney for the New York-based Natural Resources Defense Council, which […]

Shell begins petroleum drilling off Alaska coast

by Dan Joling, Associated Press: 10 Sept 2012 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — More than four years after Royal Dutch Shell paid $2.8 billion to the federal government for petroleum leases in the Chukchi Sea, a company vessel on Sunday morning sent a drill bit into the ocean floor, beginning preliminary work on an exploratory well […]

Shell can start drill prep in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea

By DAN JOLING, Associated Press: 31 August 2012 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC has been given a permit to begin preparation work at exploratory drilling sites in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska’s northwest coast while it awaits certification for its oil spill response barge, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Thursday. “We are […]

Arctic Drilling Will Begin This Year, Shell Official Says

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS A version of this article appeared in print on August 18, 2012, on page B2 of the New York edition HOUSTON — Despite embarrassing delays and trouble with its equipment, Shell remains confident that it will get final approval from regulators and be able to begin drilling for oil in Arctic waters […]

Shell Says There’s No Evidence Drifting Rig Grounded: Some Witnesses Disagree

“Meanwhile, environmentalists say they’re deeply concerned over the incident. Eric Myers, of the Audubon Society, says that if the Shell Vessel ever experiences an uncontrolled drift in the Arctic — while connected to a pressurized, subsea oil pipeline — there could be a major spill.” By Dan Fiorucci6:27 p.m. AKDT, July 15, 2012 ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Gale […]

Protesters say Shell can’t freeze them out

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy: Published 11:02 p.m., Friday, June 29, 2012 WASHINGTON – An aggressive legal strategy by Shell Oil Co. that aims to keep environmentalists from interfering with its drilling rigs has only emboldened activists who plan to protest and closely scrutinize the company’s Arctic drilling operations this summer. Greenpeace activists have set sail in an […]

Shell Faces Pushback As Alaska Drilling Nears

June 19, 2012 by Richard Harris The federal government could soon give the final go-ahead for Royal Dutch Shell to begin drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean. Shell has spent $4 billion since 2007 to prepare for this work, and is hoping to tap into vast new deposits of oil. But the plan to […]

Shell injunction forces Greenpeace to get creative

With a judge ordering its boats to stay away from the oil firm’s Arctic rigs, the anti-drilling organization turns to social media and other means of getting its message out. By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times: June 10, 2012 SEATTLE — One day last week, guests from various engineering and shipping companies around Seattle were […]

Why Environmentalists Should Support Oil Exploration In Alaska’s Arctic Waters

Why Environmentalists Should Support Oil Exploration In Alaska’s Arctic Waters 5/30/2012 Christopher Helman, Forbes Staff This is a guest column by Bob Reiss. He is author of “The Eskimo and the Oil Man,” just published, for which he spent three years reporting with many trips to Alaska. Reiss has written for Smithsonian, Outside and Parade Magazines […]

Heavy ice could delay start of Shell Alaska’s Arctic drilling

By KIM MURPHY 26 May 2012 Los Angeles Times SEATTLE — The heaviest polar ice in more than a decade could postpone the start of offshore oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean until the beginning of August, a delay of up to two weeks, Shell Alaska officials said. Unveiling a newly refurbished ice-class rig that […]

Why Shell is betting billions to drill for oil in Alaska

May 24, 2012: 9:19 AM ET This summer, the energy giant will begin exploring off the icy coast of Alaska — after years of resistance by environmentalists. The payoff could be the largest U.S. offshore oil discovery in a generation. By Jon Birger, contributor In Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost city in the U.S., it’s hard […]