Friday, June 19, 2015
News

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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Friday, June 12, 2015
Maritime News

Arctic Protests – Activists Climb Anchor Chain of Shell Vessel in Washington

Two activists strapped themselves on Friday to the anchor chain of a Shell Royal Dutch Shell vessel docked in Washington state that will be part of a fleet sent north to Alaska to resume drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic.

June 12, 2015
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Monday, June 8, 2015
Maritime News

Police Dismantle Anti-Shell Protest Tent in Seattle

Police dismantled a tent on Monday used as a staging area for protests in Seattle over Royal Dutch Shell Plc's use of the city's port as a home base for a drilling rig that could depart this week for the Arctic.

June 8, 2015
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Friday, May 29, 2015
Accidents

NTSB: Shell’s Poor Planning Caused 2012 Grounding of Kulluk Rig

  The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that inadequate planning by Shell ultimately led to the grounding of the the company’s Kulluk drilling rig in Alaska in 2012. The...

May 29, 2015
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Monday, May 25, 2015
News

Activists Chained to Shell Supply Vessel Decide to Come Down

  Two activists who secured themselves to a Shell offshore supply vessel moored in Bellingham, Washington this weekend have both decided to come down. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that activist Chiara...

May 25, 2015
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Sunday, May 24, 2015
Interesting

2 Activists Now Chained To Shell Support Vessel

[contextly_sidebar id=”0A1VRjmeY4R4SuK722c6RPy3KX7WAEgG”]Bellingham, Washington -This photograph provided by Reese Semanko shows Chiara Rose, a environmental activist protesting arctic drilling, suspended from the anchor chain of the offshore vessel Arctic Challenger. According...

May 24, 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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Sunday, May 17, 2015
Offshore

The Arctic Is Hot Again

This week, with oil at $65, the Interior Department approved Royal Dutch Shell’s plan to to drill up to six exploratory wells in the Chukchi Sea, just west of the Beaufort.

May 17, 2015
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Saturday, May 16, 2015
Offshore

Seattle Protesters Gear Up To Fight Shell

Hundreds of activists, many in boats and kayaks, were gearing up on Saturday to protest plans to store two Royal Dutch Shell drilling rigs in Seattle's waterfront before the oil giant resumes Arctic oil exploration this summer.

May 16, 2015
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Thursday, May 14, 2015
News

Polar Pioneer Drilling Rig Arrives in Seattle Amid Protests and Controversy

The first of two Royal Dutch Shell drilling rigs slated for Arctic oil exploration arrived in Seattle on Thursday as environmental activists geared up for days of protests over plans to store the equipment at the city's port.

May 14, 2015
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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Offshore

Safe Arctic Drilling Won’t Betray Obama’s Climate Policy

Two of President Barack Obama's top priorities clashed on Monday in the Arctic Ocean, and the outcome has some environmentalists feeling betrayed. They shouldn't be.

May 12, 2015
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Friday, May 8, 2015
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Maritime News

Video: How Shell Plans to Deal with a Worst-Case-Scenario Oil Spill in the Alaskan Arctic

https://youtu.be/YAKSgZHa4G0 Here’s an animation explaining Shell’s response plans in the case of an oil spill while drilling exploratory wells in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea. Shell’s Alaska program has gone to great lengths to make...

May 8, 2015
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Monday, May 4, 2015
News

Seattle Mayor Tackles Shell’s Arctic Plans

Royal Dutch Shell's quest to return to Arctic drilling for the first time in three years could face delays after Seattle ruled that the city's port must apply for a permit for the company to use it as a hub for drilling rigs.

May 4, 2015
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Thursday, April 30, 2015
News

Shell Pushes Ahead with Arctic Exploration Plan While Awaiting Permit

Royal Dutch Shell is pushing ahead with plans to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean near Alaska this summer despite opposition from environmental groups.

April 30, 2015
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Saturday, April 18, 2015
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News

Countdown to Mass Protest Begins as Shell’s Arctic Drilling Rig Arrives in Puget Sound

Greenpeace’s “Mosquito Fleet” in Port Angeles harbor in Puget Sound greeted the arctic-class semisubmersible drilling rig Polar Pioneer as it arrived aboard the heavy lift ship Blue Marlin on Friday...

April 18, 2015
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Friday, April 17, 2015
News

Shell Rig Arrives in Washington Sans Greenpeace Activists

The 674-foot semi-submersible heavy lift ship Blue Marlin arrived Friday to its anchorage in Port Angeles Bay, Washington with Shell's arctic-bound oil rig Polar Pioneer.

April 17, 2015
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Sunday, April 12, 2015
Interesting

Greenpeace Activists Forced Off Shell Oil Rig

Six Greenpeace activists have been forced off one of Shell’s Arctic-bound oil rigs in the Pacific Ocean due to weather. The six activists boarded the semi-submersible rig Polar Pioneer on...

April 12, 2015
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Monday, April 6, 2015
Maritime News

Greenpeace Activists Board Shell’s Arctic-bound Oil Rig

Six Greenpeace activists have climbed aboard a Shell oil rig as it makes its way across the Pacific Ocean bound for Seattle and ultimately the Alaskan arctic. The six activists...

April 6, 2015
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Noble Discoverer
News

U.S. Approval Moves Shell One Step Closer to Arctic Drilling

The U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday upheld a 2008 lease sale in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska, moving Royal Dutch Shell a step closer to returning to oil and gas exploration in the Arctic since it suffered mishaps in the region in 2012.

March 31, 2015
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