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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...

Divers Assess Grounded Drill Rig's Hull

AP | Posted 03.16.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Divers and remotely operated underwater vehicles have completed a review of the hull of a Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill barge...

WATCH: Maddow On Shell's 'Really Weird' Mishaps

Posted 01.11.2013 | Green

With Shell's Kulluk drilling vessel pulled off the rocks and towed to shelter in Alaska, more details are emerging about the rig's grounding in bad we...

Fuel May Have Leaked From Shell Rig's Lifeboats

AP | Posted 03.12.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials say it's possible that as much as 270 gallons of diesel fuel may have been released from tanks on four lifeboats ...

Grounded Shell Oil-Drilling Ship Refloated

AP | By DAN JOLING | Posted 03.09.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A large floating drill rig that ran aground a week ago on a remote Alaska island arrived as planned Monday in the shelter o...

Shell's Error-Prone Arctic Drilling Plan Scrutinized After Ship Mishap

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2013 | Green

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard and Shell were making fresh preparations on Sunday to tow a ...

Salvaging Shell's Troubled Ship Faces Big Hurdle

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 03.07.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Royal Dutch Shell PLC will try to move its grounded drill ship out of the worst of the North Pacific's fury with a towing at...

House Members Want Grounded Shell Drilling Rig Investigated

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 03.05.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Calls for federal scrutiny of Royal Dutch Shell PLC drilling operations in Arctic waters swelled Thursday with a request for...

Shell: 'When Flawless Execution Does Not Happen, You Learn From It'

AP | By DAN JOLING | Posted 03.05.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Members of Congress are calling for an investigation of Royal Dutch Shell PLC's Arctic offshore drilling operations as salv...

Storm Impedes Salvage Of Grounded Drilling Ship

AP | By DAN JOLING | Posted 03.04.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The grounding of a petroleum drilling ship on a remote Alaska island has refueled the debate over oil exploration in the U....

Shell Ship Carrying 150,000 Gallons Of Diesel Runs Aground

AP | MARY PEMBERTON | Posted 03.03.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Crews aboard two aircraft flew over an oil drilling ship Tuesday that went aground in a severe Alaska storm and saw no sign ...

Grounded Shell Ship Enters 'The Salvage And Possible Spill-Response Phase'

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2013 | Green

* No spill seen so far after overflights on Tuesday * Ran aground off Kodiak Island By Yereth Rosen ANCHO...

Shell Drill Ship Reattached To Towing Vessels After Breaking Free

AP | Posted 03.02.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two towing vessels are again attached by lines to a Royal Dutch Shell drill ship in the Gulf of Alaska but responders have ...

Official Pledges Support For Arctic Drilling Amid Concerns

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 12.12.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Interior Department's deputy secretary said Thursday that there will be no slowdown of the permitting process for Arcti...

Shell Starts Exploratory Drilling In Beaufort Sea

AP | Posted 12.04.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Shell Oil says it has begun exploratory drilling in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska's north coast as it continues to drill in t...

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 Safety System Problems Plague Alaska Plans

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 11.18.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Safety equipment that Shell Oil volunteered to put into place for drilling off the coast of Alaska is complicating the comp...

Shell Scraps Offshore Drilling Plans

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2012 | Green

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC said Monday it will no longer seek oil off the coast of Alaska this year after suffering several setbacks. ...

Shell Begins Drilling in the Chukchi Sea: The Details and the Risks

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 11.10.2012 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

There are many questions to be asked about why our demand for hydrocarbon-based fuels is so great that we are now drilling for hydrocarbons in some of the most harsh conditions in the world.

Shell Can Start Drill Prep Off Alaska's Coast

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Royal Dutch Shell PLC has been given a permit to begin preparation work at exploratory drilling sites in the Chukchi Sea off...

Coast Guard: Shell Drilling Ship Shows No Signs Of Damage

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 09.15.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An inspection of a Shell drilling ship that lost its mooring and drifted toward shore of an Alaska Island showed no signs o...

Shell Vessel Drifts Toward Shore Before Being Re-Anchored

AP | Posted 09.14.2012 | Green

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A Shell Oil drilling vessel slipped it anchorage Saturday and began moving toward shore in Alaska's Aleutian Islands before it...

Environmental Groups Push Back Against Shell Arctic Permits

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Environmental and Alaska Native groups on Wednesday appealed an air permit granted by the Environmental Protection Agency t...

Shell Files Preemptive Lawsuit

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell Oil Co. is taking the offensive against environmental groups that have put legal roadblocks in the compan...

Shell Drops Arctic Drilling Plans This Year

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Shell Alaska has dropped plans to drill in the Arctic waters of the Beaufort Sea this year and will concentrate on obtaining...