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Shell fears year-long delay over Alaska

By Sheila McNulty in Houston

Published: January 12 2011 18:13

Royal Dutch Shell fears difficulties in gaining an air quality permit from US federal authorities will push back its long-delayed Alaska drilling programme by another year.

“It’s a significant challenge to drilling in 2011,” Marvin Odum, president of Shell’s US operations, told the Financial Times.

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