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Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

...Robert Dillon, said the five-year lease sale announcement is not expected to affect current leases held by Royal Dutch Shell PLC and other companies."We do not believe it does, but we don't know," he said.
State | AK legislature
Arctic offshore drill company enters guilty pleas

ANCHORAGE - The company hired by Royal Dutch Shell PLC in 2012 to drill on petroleum leases in the Arctic Ocean pleaded guilty Friday to eight felony environmental and maritime crimes...
Groups sue to protect walrus from drilling

...Point Lay this year, packed shoulder-to-shoulder in groups that leaves young animals vulnerable to stampedes.Royal Dutch Shell PLC has conducted preliminary drilling in the Chukchi and could return next year. One of its prime prospects is about...
Federal agency releases Arctic drilling review

...extraction of 1 billion barrels of oil. Environmental groups said development was likely to be far more widespread.Royal Dutch Shell PLC was the leading bidder in 2008. The company spent $2.1 billion on Chukchi leases and has spent more than...
Arctic drill ship company pleading to eight felonies

...public Monday.Noble operated the drill ship Noble Discoverer and the drill unit Kulluk in support of efforts by Royal Dutch Shell PLC to drill offshore in 2012.According to the agreement, Noble Drilling's violations included keeping false records...
Shell files revised Arctic offshore drilling plan

ANCHORAGE - Royal Dutch Shell PLC has filed a revised Arctic offshore drilling plan with federal regulators but says the company hasn't decided whether to return...
Report: Poor management led to Shell grounding

...The report released Thursday also says Alaska's tax laws influenced the decision to tow the Kulluk to Seattle. Royal Dutch Shell PLC believed the drill vessel would have qualified as taxable property on Jan. 1, 2013, if it was still in Alaska...
Oil drilling on nation's Arctic coast put on ice

...setback on Thursday after Shell said it would suspend its operations in the region - and possibly withdraw for good.Royal Dutch Shell PLC is the main company to have purchased leases for oilfields off Alaska's Arctic shores, but its attempts to drill...
Judges say Arctic offshore lease sale was flawed

...drilling for dirty oil that will only exacerbate climate change already wreaking havoc on the Arctic and elsewhere.Royal Dutch Shell PLC was the leading bidder in 2008. The company spent $2.1 billion on Chukchi leases and has spent upward of...
State | AK legislature
Federal agency seeks more detail in Shell Arctic drill plan

...that oversees offshore petroleum drilling wants more information on plans for Arctic Ocean drilling in 2014 by Royal Dutch Shell PLC, which has not decided whether it will resume operations this year.Shell in 2012 drilled pilot holes and dug...


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