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With protest in Oregon over, Shell prepares for Arctic drilling

...ANCHORAGE - Hours after a repaired Shell icebreaker eased past protesters in Oregon to join an Arctic drilling operation, the oil giant used other vessels in its flotilla to begin excavating off the coast of Alaska in hopes of confirming the presence of...
Feds allow Shell to drill for oil in Arctic

...of Safety and Environmental Enforcement announced that it approved the permit to drill below the ocean floor after the oil giant brought in a required piece of equipment to stop a possible well blowout.The agency previously allowed Shell to begin...
Clinton distances from Obama on climate change

...last time they tried to do that should be a red flag for anybody," Clinton said, referring to a setback that beset the oil giant when it tried to drill there in 2012, including a rig that ran aground.In the early months of her campaign, Clinton...
Settlement of $211M reached in Gulf oil spill

...Wednesday with Transocean Ltd., owner of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.In a separate development, oil giant BP - which leased the rig from Transocean - reached settlements resolving years of complicated spill-related litigation...
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Alaska village pulls out of lawsuit that stalled drilling

...affirming the lease sale.Affirmation by Jewell would allow formal review of Shell's new exploratory drilling plan. The oil giant has not said whether it will drill in the Chukchi in 2015 if it receives the federal OK.
Exxon says it will pay interest on spill damages

ANCHORAGE - Oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp. has decided not to appeal hundreds of millions of dollars in interest on punitive damages resulting from the...
BP agrees to pay $4.5B; 3 employees charged

...A day of reckoning arrived for BP on Thursday as the oil giant agreed to plead guilty to a raft of criminal charges and...appears to be well within BP's means, considering the oil giant made a record $25.8 billion in profits last year...
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Before Gulf spill, Shell touted Arctic drilling safety

...earlier this year that they could drill safely offshore in the state's pristine Arctic waters. A representative for the oil giant also blasted federal environmental regulators for what he described as an overly cumbersome permitting process. "We...
Shell hopeful for Arctic drilling the year Shell Oil begins large-scale offshore exploratory drilling in Arctic waters?Two months into 2012, the oil giant is beyond the lead time it said it needed to assemble the flotilla of support vessels that must accompany drill ships...
Alaska to reinstate 2 Point Thomson leases

JUNEAU - The state of Alaska will allow oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp. to move forward with preparations for drilling two wells in a disputed North Slope oil and gas field. Department...


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