Tuesday, January 19, 2016
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Maritime News

Norway’s Arctic Oil Ambitions Get $7 Billion Lifeline from Statoil

By Mikael Holter (Bloomberg) — Norway’s Arctic ambitions just got a $7 billion boost from Statoil ASA. Norway’s largest oil company was able to halve its expected development costs to...

January 19, 2016
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Maritime News

Shell Seeks to Preserve U.S. Drilling Rights in Arctic Ocean

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc is fighting to preserve U.S. drilling rights in Arctic waters three months after halting exploration indefinitely there because it failed...

December 16, 2015
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Maritime News

Statoil Exits Alaskan Arctic

Norwegian oil major Statoil says it has decided to exit its operations in Alaska as it tightens up its exploration portfolio. The decision means that Statoil will exit its 16...

November 17, 2015
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Friday, October 16, 2015
Maritime News

U.S. Halts Arctic Drilling Under Obama Administration

  By Brian Wingfield and Joe Carroll (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Interior Department canceled the two remaining Arctic oil and gas lease sales scheduled to occur under its current program,...

October 16, 2015
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Monday, September 28, 2015

Shell Abandons Arctic Exploration After Spending $7 Billion

  By Karolin Schaps LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell has abandoned its Arctic search for oil after failing to find enough crude, a move that will appease...

September 28, 2015
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Friday, September 4, 2015

Ship Photos of the Day – Shell’s Arctic Fleet

Shell Alaska has deployed a wide range of vessels in support of its 2015 exploratory drilling at the Burger Prospect in the Chukchi Sea off the northwest coast of Alaska....

September 4, 2015
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Sunday, August 30, 2015
Maritime News

President Obama Defends Alaska Offshore Drilling

  By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Saturday defended his decision to allow Royal Dutch Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean under what...

August 30, 2015
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Friday, August 28, 2015
Maritime News

Nations Joust But Arctic Payoff May Be Decades Away

  By David J. Lynch (Bloomberg) — Even as melting Arctic glaciers threaten to swamp shorelines, nations from Russia to the U.S. are betting that warming temperatures also will unlock...

August 28, 2015
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hillary Clinton: Arctic Drilling ‘Not Worth the Risk’

  By Timothy Gardner and Amanda Becker Aug 18 (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday staked out her opposition to Arctic oil exploration, putting her at...

August 18, 2015
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Monday, August 17, 2015

Shell Arctic Drilling Receives U.S. Approval

  The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has granted Shell its final approval to drill for oil and gas offshore Alaska in the arctic waters of the Chukchi...

August 17, 2015
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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Why Native Alaskans Support Shell’s Arctic Drilling

  By Paul Barrett (Bloomberg Business) — Activists trying to stop Shell’s offshore oil drilling in the U.S.’s Arctic Ocean region invoke the interests of native Alaskans. “These communities depend...

August 6, 2015
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Friday, July 31, 2015

WATCH: Shell Icebreaker Threads Bridge Hanger’s Barricade

  By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore., July 30 (Reuters) – An icebreaking vessel key to Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic departed Portland, Oregon, late...

July 31, 2015
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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Greenpeace Bridge Hangers Stand Off With Shell Icebreaker As Fines Rack Up

Update 2: The Shell icebreaker Fennica threaded through the human barricade late Thursday. Check out the video from the scene.  Update: Greenpeace updated at 3:31 PM PDT that thirteen bridge climbers...

July 30, 2015
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Maritime News

Greenpeace Activists Hang from Bridge to Block Shell Icebreaker

  A group of twenty six Greenpeace activists have suspended themselves from a bridge in Portland, Oregon in an effort to stop Shell icebreaker from heading back to Alaska where...

July 29, 2015
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Maritime News

Fennica Investigation Findings Sent for Review

  U.S. Coast Guard investigators have sent for review their initial findings into what caused a 3-foot gash in the hull of Shell’s arctic icebreaker Fennica during its stay in...

July 29, 2015
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Thursday, July 23, 2015

U.S. Arctic Drilling Permits for Shell Stop Shy of Oil Zone

  By Mark Drajem (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc received limited permits to drill two wells off Alaska’s Arctic coast, leaving the company still short of its desire to...

July 23, 2015
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Shell’s Noble Discoverer Drillship Heads for Alaska

U.S. Coast Guard and police boats cleared a way through protesters in kayaks at a Seattle-area port on Tuesday so Royal Dutch Shell's second of two Arctic drilling rigs could depart for Alaska.

June 30, 2015
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Friday, June 19, 2015

PHOTOS: BSEE Inspects Shell’s Critical Arctic Containment Equipment

  The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement this week oversaw testing of Shell’s proposed Arctic-ready capping system, a key piece of containment equipment that is considered the line of...

June 19, 2015
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Monday, June 15, 2015
Maritime News

Shell’s Polar Pioneer Rig Departs Seattle Amid Protests

  SEATTLE, June 15 (Reuters) – A Royal Dutch Shell PLC drilling rig that will search for oil in the Arctic left its temporary base in Seattle on Monday for...

June 15, 2015
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Monday, May 18, 2015
Maritime News

Hundreds of Protesters Block Shell Rig Access in Seattle

About 200 protesters gathered at the Port of Seattle on Monday to block access to a Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig headed for the Arctic this summer to resume exploration for oil and gas reserves.

May 18, 2015
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