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Report: Poor management led to Shell grounding

ANCHORAGE - A Coast Guard report says poor risk assessment and management were factors that led to the grounding of a Shell oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Alaska in 2012.The report released Thursday also says Alaska's tax laws influenced the...
Judge upholds approval of Shell's Arctic oil spill plans

...has ruled.Monday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline comes in consolidated cases over the approval of Shell Oil's response plans for the Beaufort and Chukchi seas by the department's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement...
My Turn: Move beyond oil and find the next economic driver

...environment through the use of oil and accidents that happen along the way (i.e. Exxon oil spill, BP gulf of Mexico, Shell oil rig) are a certainty.Impacts on the environment by petroleum production and use is not relegated to cute Coca-Cola...
Salazar announces 'targeted leasing' in Arctic bitterly opposed by environmental groups and some Alaska Natives. Their lawsuits and permit appeals have prevented Shell Oil from drilling in the Chukchi Sea, where the oil giant spent $2.1 billion on leases in 2008. Shell also holds older...
Arctic drilling creeps forward now, and in 5 years

ANCHORAGE - In choppy water under blue sky off Bellingham, Wash., a Shell Oil crew on Monday lowered a "capping stack" 200 feet in the water and put it through maneuvers with underwater robots connected...
Shell scales back Arctic drilling plan

ANCHORAGE - Shell Oil Co. is downsizing its plan for off-shore drilling in the Arctic this year amid delays completing a spill containment barge required...
Salazar: Shell drilling delay due to barge problem

ANCHORAGE - Shell Oil's delay in drilling Arctic Ocean exploratory wells off Alaska's northern shores is not due to heavy ice or federal regulators...
State split on coastal issue to the Alaska Public Offices Commission, Vote No on 2 had raised $768,000. Among the big contributors was Shell Oil Co., with $150,000.Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said the oil company strongly supports local input."We feel...
The future of Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve

As Shell Oil sends its ships to the Arctic, there is mounting pressure on the Obama administration to halt offshore drilling operations in...
Groups appeal air permit for Shell Arctic drilling

...Environmental and Alaska Native groups on Wednesday appealed an air permit granted by the Environmental Protection Agency to a Shell Oil drilling ship that could be used this summer in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northern shore.The groups claim the...


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