Monday, December 28, 2015
polar pioneer

Shell Terminates Contract for Polar Pioneer Drilling Rig

Royal Dutch Shell has terminated its contract for use of Transocean’s Polar Pioneer drilling rig following the the oil major’s decision to abandon its drilling plans offshore Alaska. Transocean, a Switzerland-based offshore drilling contractor, made...

December 28, 2015
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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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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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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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Friday, August 14, 2015

Greenpeace Protesters Face Steep Fines for Bridge Hanging Stunt

  By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) – Five Greenpeace protesters who dangled from a Portland, Oregon, bridge for two days in a bid to block a Royal Dutch Shell...

August 14, 2015
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Coast Guard Sees Added Burden in Shell’s Arctic Drilling Quest

  By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Aug 11 (Reuters) – The U.S. Coast Guard has been forced to divert resources – including a vessel that fights cocaine trafficking – to the...

August 11, 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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Friday, July 17, 2015

Salvors Remove Debris From Seattle Dive Site Damaged by Environmental Activists

  Local divers and a commercial salvage company worked together in Seattle this week to remove debris left behind at a popular dive site by environmental activists during the recent...

July 17, 2015
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Monday, July 13, 2015
Maritime News

Shell’s Damaged Icebreaker Headed for U.S. West Coast for Repairs

  An icebreaker that was scheduled to head to the Chukchi Sea in support of Shell’s arctic drilling campaign will instead head back to U.S. West Coast for repairs to...

July 13, 2015
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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Shell Arctic Icebreaker Suffers Hull Damage in Alaska

  One of two icebreakers that will support Shell’s arctic drilling in the Chukchi Sea this summer is now stuck in Dutch Harbor after an underwater gash was discovered in...

July 7, 2015
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Noble Discoverer drillship

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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