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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...
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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...
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...
Regulators seek details on Shell Arctic drill plan

ANCHORAGE - A federal agency is asking Royal Dutch Shell PLC for more details about possible plans to drill in the Chukchi Sea next year.The application to drill will not be complete until...
Shell prepares Arctic offshore exploration plan

ANCHORAGE - Royal Dutch Shell PLC will submit an Arctic offshore exploration plan for waters off northern Alaska but has not made a final decision on whether to...
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...
EPA fines Shell $1.1M for Arctic air violations

ANCHORAGE - Affiliates of Royal Dutch Shell PLC have agreed to pay $1.1 million for violations of air permits by two drill ships operating last year in Arctic waters, the...
Coast Guard: Kulluk report to be public in 2014

ANCHORAGE - A Coast Guard report on the grounding of a Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill vessel likely will not be made public until early 2014, according to a spokesman for the agency.The Coast Guard in May...


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