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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...
Agency seeks Arctic offshore lease suggestions sale was in 2008 during the waning days of the Bush administration. The leading bidder was a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, which paid $2.1 billion for Chukchi leases. The company says it has spent upward of $5 billion on Arctic...
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...
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Corps of Engineers advances Arctic port study

...warming has made Arctic waters more accessible and nations have taken an interest in the region's resources.Royal Dutch Shell PLC in 2012 began exploratory drilling on offshore leases in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas, hoping to tap reserves...
Few attend meeting about drill ship

...turned out to the Kodiak High School Commons Wednesday night for a remarkably quiet community meeting about the Royal Dutch Shell PLC drilling rig Kulluk, now moored in Kiliuda Bay after being pulled from Sitkalidak Island.Since the Kulluk ran...
ConocoPhillips delays 2014 Arctic marine drilling

...waters off Alaska's northwest shore in 2014.Environmental groups hailed the decision and said the experience of Royal Dutch Shell PLC in 2012 demonstrated that oil companies are not prepared to drill in the fragile Arctic environment.ConocoPhillips...
Drill ship, tows still battle Gulf of Alaska storm

...storm Sunday in the Gulf of Alaska, responders said.The crews of the Aiviq and the Nanuq were stationed with the Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill rig Kulluk about 20 miles from Alaska's Kodiak Island, were joined by the tugboat Alert in very rough...
Begich: Shipping riskier than drilling in Arctic

...drilling, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich said Wednesday.News reports focused on drilling problems experienced by Royal Dutch Shell PLC, including the grounding of one of its two Alaska drill ships, but the unregulated ship traffic is a bigger concern...


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