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Shell wants to hang on to Arctic Ocean drilling leases

Company seeks extension from appeals board Staff Report *Read more Summit Voice stories on Shell’s ill-fated Arctic drilling program here. It was big news when Shell Oil in September announced it was shutting down its contested Arctic drilling program, but the company apparently doesn’t want give up completely. Just a couple of months after the … Continue reading Shell wants to hang on to Arctic Ocean drilling leases

Shell shuts down Arctic drilling program

Regulatory hurdles cited as part of the reason for decision By Bob Berwyn Shell Oil’s hotly contested Arctic oil-drilling operation will shut down for the foreseeable future, the multinational fossil fuel company announced today, drawing sighs of relief from environmental advocates who had described the exploration efforts in apocalyptic terms. The company’s efforts have been … Continue reading Shell shuts down Arctic drilling program

Shell gets federal greenlight for exploratory Arctic drilling

Conditional permits limit operations and set protections for marine mammals Staff Report FRISCO — Shell’s Arctic drill plans got a green light from federal regulators today, as the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement issued a pair of conditions permits for limited exploratory drilling in the Chukchi Sea, off the coast of Alaska. The permits … Continue reading Shell gets federal greenlight for exploratory Arctic drilling

Shell gets conditional OK for Arctic offshore drilling

Conservation groups say Arctic oil disaster nearly inevitable By Bob Berwyn FRISCO — In a decision heralding all but certain disaster for Arctic ecosystems, the federal government today approved the basic outlines of Shell’s proposed multi-year offshore oil exploration plan in the Chukchi Sea. Using two vessels, the giant oil company wants to drill up … Continue reading Shell gets conditional OK for Arctic offshore drilling

Report finds serious flaws with Shell’s Arctic drilling program

Equipment failures, environmental violations and lack of oversight need to be addressed before moving ahead with drilling plans * More coverage of Shell’s Arctic drilling program By Summit Voice FRISCO — Eager to exploit the Arctic for fossil fuel resources and to live up to shareholder expectations, Royal Dutch Shell rushed into its offshore drilling … Continue reading Report finds serious flaws with Shell’s Arctic drilling program

Shell to ‘pause’ Arctic offshore drilling program

Company still committed to long-term Alaska program By Summit Voice FRISCO — After a string of incidents, including failed tests of oil spill containment gear, runaway ships and notices for violations of environmental regulations, Royal Dutch Shell today said it will press the pause button on its Arctic drilling program for a year. The company … Continue reading Shell to ‘pause’ Arctic offshore drilling program

Shell Oil notified of multiple violations in Arctic drilling program

Company responds to violations by asking for permission to emit more pollution By Summit Voice FRISCO — Environmental groups say numerous and ongoing violations of the Clean Air Act stemming from Shell’s ongoing efforts to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean are yet another sign that the company isn’t prepared to operate in the … Continue reading Shell Oil notified of multiple violations in Arctic drilling program

Feds to review Shell Oil’s Arctic drilling program

60-day assessment will focus on recent mishaps with drill rigs and containment equipment By Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY — After a series of serious mishaps involving Shell Oil’s Arctic ocean oil drilling equipment, federal officials said they will conduct a 60-day assessment of the proposed offshore drilling program in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, off … Continue reading Feds to review Shell Oil’s Arctic drilling program

Environment: Shell’s Arctic drilling rig still grounded

Coast Guard fly-overs show no damage or leaks By Summit Voice FRISCO — A grounded Shell oil-drilling rig appears to be upright and stable along the coastline of an Alaska island, with no apparent signs of environmental contamination yet, according to the latest update from the response team. No details have been announced about how … Continue reading Environment: Shell’s Arctic drilling rig still grounded

Shell delays Arctic oil drilling

Critical containment gear damaged in final tests as drilling deadline looms By Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY — After a whirlwind summer of drilling, melting sea ice and failed safety tests, Shell Oil has backed of plans to tap into oil beneath the Chukchi Sea, at least for this year. In a final setback, the company’s … Continue reading Shell delays Arctic oil drilling