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To Drill or Not to Drill, That Is the Question

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics
Subhankar Banerjee

The major oil company Royal Dutch Shell wants to drill in the Chukchi Sea this summer and that could, in the long term, spell doom for one of the last great, relatively untouched oceanic environments on the planet.

Shell Says It Wants To Drill Off Alaska Coast Again

AP | By DAN JOLING | Posted 01.29.2015 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC will move forward with drilling off Alaska's northwest coast if it can obtain permits it needs and dr...

Nigeria Parliament: Shell Should Pay $3.6 Billion

AP | Posted 01.27.2015 | Green

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — A parliament committee in Nigeria says that Shell should pay $3.6 billion in fines as punishment for a 2011 oil spill. ...

Tar Sands Trade: Kuwait Buys Stake in Alberta As It Opens Own Heavy Oil Spigot

Steve Horn | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogChevron made waves in the business world when it announced its October 6 sale of 30-percent of its holdings in the Alberta...

Shell Eyes Delicate Alaskan Arctic For Oil

The New York Times | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green

Royal Dutch Shell submitted a plan to the federal government on Thursday to try once again to explore for oil in the Alaskan Arctic, following years o...

Obama Opened Floodgates for Offshore Fracking in Recent Gulf of Mexico Lease

Steve Horn | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogIn little-noticed news arising out of a recent Gulf of Mexico offshore oil and gas lease held by the U.S. Department of In...

Arctic Withdrawal?

David Burwell | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
David Burwell

The challenges of drilling for oil in the Arctic can be summed up in two words: timing and risk. It now seems that these two factors are driving companies elsewhere.

Markets Aid Environmentalists' Efforts to Curb Oil Drilling in Alaska

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

On Friday, we found out why, when his State Department announced its findings that the pipeline, despite releasing between 147 and 168 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually, would not 'significantly increase carbon in the atmosphere.'

Shell To Stop Drilling In Alaska In 2014

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 01.30.2014 | Green

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Shell, Europe's largest oil company, will stop drilling for oil in Alaska this year as it cuts back on investments and tries to rev...

Catastrophic Aggression From Fossil Fuel Producers

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

It's hard to see the UN gaining any traction around proposed financial consequences for countries. But there are consequences for investor-owned companies. We know who those companies are, and now we know how much each is to blame.

Shell, mulling a new Louisiana plant, turns to a community go-between

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Nov. 4, 2013 edition.) Shell might build a natural gas-to-liquids or GTL plant in Louis...

Shell To Pay For Air Quality Violations In Arctic

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Shell has agreed to pay $1.1 million for air-quality violations ...

Is Saudi Arabia's Trojan Horse Spiking Gasoline Prices Americans Are Paying at the Pump?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 08.31.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

If the nation is benefiting so handsomely from its newly developed riches in natural gas, why have similar developments in the spectrum of oil production not resulted in a comparable impact?

Oil Companies Should Call off Their Assault on Transparency

Dominic Eagleton | Posted 02.25.2013 | Green
Dominic Eagleton

It is fitting that the EITI has chosen to meet in Norway this week, a country known for promoting transparency in the extractive industries.

'She Couldn't Take Time Off, Because She Would Not Be Paid'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

Life isn't easy at $7.25 an hour. Following President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, where he called for increasing the national ho...

Did Alaska Tax Liability Play Role in Shell Oil's Drill Rig Fiasco?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.05.2013 | Money
Alaska Dispatch News

Hopes of avoiding millions in state taxes may have faded for Royal Dutch Shell when the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1 and 2012 became 2013. Just hou...

Shell Scraps Drilling Plan In Contested Canadian Area

Reuters | Posted 02.17.2013 | Green

* Shell to focus on larger shale plays * To build water recycling plant using royalty credits * 4-year moratorium was du...

The Rise of National Oil Companies

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.15.2013 | Business
Daniel Wagner

With energy demand, predicted to rise 20% through 2025, National Oil Companies are poised to have even an greater impact on the global economy, and in shaping oil producing countries' foreign policies.

Delta Boys: Powerful Documentary Chronicles Niger Delta Oil Struggle

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 12.16.2012 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Nigeria suffers the equivalent of an Exxon Valdez oil spill every year, as it has each of the last 50 years of oil exploitation.

Shell Remains Persistent Despite Arctic Setbacks

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 11.30.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The stars lined up — almost — for Shell Oil to drill exploratory wells this year in waters off Alaska's north coast. ...

Shell Sues Greenpeace

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC is taking Greenpeace International to court in an attempt to have the environmental organization banned from ...

Fighting Fracking in South Africa

Eileen Flanagan | Posted 11.11.2012 | Impact
Eileen Flanagan

South Africa announced Friday that it would lift its moratorium on "fracking." In response, Treasure the Karoo Action Group is launching a legal battle to protect the ecologically-sensitive, arid area in the Karoo region of the Eastern Cape, under which most of the natural gas lies.

Shell Begins Petroleum Drilling Off Alaska Coast

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 11.10.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — More than four years after Royal Dutch Shell paid $2.8 billion to the federal government for petroleum leases in the Chukchi...

Human Rights Violations Cast a Dark Shadow Over the London Olympics

Katie Redford | Posted 10.22.2012 | World
Katie Redford

The stories behind gold medal triumphs are always front and center on the Olympic stage, celebrating hard work, dedication, and courage, and inspiring millions. But this year, there's a different gold medal tale that has gone untold.

The SpaceX Dragon: Industrial Innovation's Sputnik Moment

XPRIZE | Posted 10.01.2012 | Technology

On Friday morning, I got up before dawn again to watch a truly epic moment for space travel, as the Dragon capsule successfully docked with the International Space Station.