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Judges say Arctic offshore lease sale was flawed

...that is under review. 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...
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Panel collects details of Shell drill ship towing procedures

...deep water if an extreme storm hit, the official who approved the plan said Tuesday.Norman "Buddy" Custard, the Shell Alaska operations manager for the tow, said the company reviewed historic storm data and gave the go-ahead for the 18...
Arctic drilling creeps forward now, and in 5 years

...close to having enough boats, enough oil-containing boom or enough people to control 90 per cent of the damage.Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith said opposition groups are purposely mischaracterizing Shell's oil spill response plan. The...
Salazar: Shell drilling delay due to barge problem's fourth-line of defense against a spill, along with blowout preventers, shear rams and a capping stack, said Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith. The barge will carry a dome-shape containment system that could be lowered onto a leaking...
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...
Shell halts Chukchi Sea drilling

...coast because sea ice was moving toward the vessel.Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith tells The Associated Press that...requirements and short open-water drilling seasons.Shell Alaska vice president Pete Slaiby on Sunday called the beginning...
The next step for Alaska?

...dismissed the objections of environmentalists and supported Shell Alaska's efforts to become the first company in two decades...streamlined, just accountable and efficient," said Shell Alaska vice president Pete Slaiby.The Obama administration's...
Coast Guard investigates Arctic drill ship

...vessel to leave for a 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...
Critics say grounding shows Arctic drilling danger

...Sea leases and estimates it has spent a total of nearly $5 billion on drilling efforts there and in the Beaufort. Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith said the company has a long, successful history of working offshore in Alaska and is confident...
Shell drilling barge pulled from rocks

...caliber of the response and recovery crews who were safe and meticulous in their effort to move the Kulluk offshore," Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith said by email.The vessel will remain in the bay 43 miles southwest of the city of Kodiak until...


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