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Critics say fines show Shell not ready for Arctic

...violations for the Kulluk, a 266-foot diameter circular barge and assessed $390,000 in penalties.Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said by email that the EPA did not report negative effects from the fleets on Arctic villages and that Shell did not...
Judges say Arctic offshore lease sale was flawed

...The company has not decided whether to resume Chukchi drilling even if the plan is approved.Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith said by email that the company is reviewing the court decision.Grafe said by phone that the environmental groups want...
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Federal agency seeks more detail in Shell Arctic drill plan

...Safety and Environmental Management System.BOEM also asked for additional emissions compliance data.Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said by email the company is taking a methodical approach to this exploration phase and will move forward if its program...
EPA fines Shell $1.1M for Arctic air violations

...investigated for 16 safety violations.Shell chose not to drill in Arctic offshore waters in 2013. Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said by email that the company accepted stringent emission limits in 2012 that were based on assumptions and modeling...
Ice still delaying Shell Arctic offshore drilling

...Shell petroleum drill ship away from a Chukchi Sea prospect for several days, a Shell Alaska spokesman said Tuesday.Curtis Smith said at midday that a massive ice pack heading toward the Burger Prospect had slowed from 0.5 knots to 0.2 knots...
Shell begins petroleum drilling off Alaska coast

...exploratory well 70 miles off the northwest coast of Alaska.Drilling began at 4:30 a.m., said Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith. Shell Alaska vice president Pete Slaiby called it historic."It's the first time a drill bit has touched the sea...
Shell halts Chukchi Sea drilling

...after drilling began 70 miles off the Alaska coast because sea ice was moving toward the vessel.Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith tells The Associated Press that drilling was stopped for safety reasons."As a precautionary measure and in accordance...
All crew off Shell drill ship, moving in Gulf of Alaska

...which had been drifting toward Trinity Islands, was being moved toward safe harbor by two tow vessels, Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said.Repair crews have restarted all four engines on the Aiviq, one of the tow vessels, and a second tow line was...
Coast Guard investigates Arctic drill ship

...shipyard in the Pacific Northwest and it likely will begin the trip under tow before the weekend, Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith said.A Noble Corp. spokesman didn't immediately answer a phone call Thursday, but a statement issued by the company...
Damage assessment continues on drill vessel

...something to report, I presume, that will be reported as appropriate."He referred other questions to Shell. Spokesman Curtis Smith said he did not have new information to pass on. Details of future actions will depend on the outcome of ongoing assessments...


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