Tag Archives: Chukchi Sea

Energy Week in Review

And what a momentous week it was: State Department issues its environmental report on the Keystone XL Pipeline. White House energy advisor warns of Sequester-related permitting delays. Trial of BP, Transocean and Halliburton begins in New Orleans. Shell suspends Arctic … Continue reading

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Sea ice shuts down Shell’s Arctic drill rig after one day of operations #rsrh

Shell Halts Arctic Drilling Right After It Began “The company has been repeatedly stymied by equipment problems, regulatory hurdles, persistent sea ice and legal challenges from Alaska Natives and environmental groups. Shell had hoped to complete as many as four … Continue reading

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Does Drilling in ANWR Make More Sense than the Alaskan Offshore?

At this writing, Shell Oil is awaiting final permits from the Department of the Interior and EPA for drill two of five wells in the Arctic Ocean offshore Alaska that were originally planned for 2012. Later than normal breakup of … Continue reading

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Ice Pack Delays Shell’s Arctic Drilling Program #rsrh

About that disappearing ice cap… Ice delays Shell Alaska drilling HOUSTON — Heavier than expected ice in Arctic waters off Alaska will likely delay until August Shell’s long-anticipated exploration drilling in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, a company spokesman said … Continue reading

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EPA Ruling Kills Shell’s Plans to Drill Offshore Alaska

A ruling by the Environmental Appeals Board of the EPA has scuttled Shell Oil Company’s plan to drill its initial exploratory test in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea. This is at least the second time drilling has been deferred or delayed due … Continue reading

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