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Interior Department curbs future Arctic offshore drilling

...and the Beaufort. Statoil, an oil and gas company based in Norway, requested an extension for Chukchi leases.Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said the company disagrees with the agency's decision not to extend current leases."When it comes...
With protest over, Shell prepares for Arctic Ocean drilling

...would reach the drill site after traveling across the Gulf of Alaska, through the Bering Sea and into the Chukchi.Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said initial work on the first well could last until the third week of August and that the Fennica would...
Feds allow Shell to drill for oil in Arctic Ocean

...the well that will hold a blowout preventer, and continued drilling into rock above the petroleum-bearing zone.Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said it's possible Shell will complete a well this summer. But he declined to say how deep the Polar...
Shell clears major US government hurdle for Arctic drilling

...also obtain government opinions that find Shell can comply with terms and conditions of the Endangered Species Act.Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said the approval "is an important milestone and signals the confidence regulators have in our plan...
Seattle mayor: Port needs new permit for Arctic oil fleet

...port wasn't prepared to comment because it had not received any official findings from the city.Curtis Smith, a Shell spokesman, said Monday that the company is still reviewing the city's interpretation.Shell is considering offshore exploratory...
Federal agency dings Shell for oil rig mishap

...for its planned tow" across the Gulf of Alaska.Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said by email the company is reviewing...failure of the Aiviq or its tow gear," the NTSB said.Shell spokesman Smith said the company has tapped its shipping arm...
What's at stake: The debate over Arctic drilling

...federal agencies before it can drill.These include a land-use permit for Goodhope Bay from the state of Alaska. Shell spokesman Curtis Smith says he expects that permit to be issued within the next few weeks. The public comment period on this...
Shell: Drill rigs coming to Seattle despite pleas for delay

...Ocean off Alaska's coast.A Shell spokesman said Tuesday it has a valid lease...this week to larger protests.A Shell spokesman said the company understands...including the Port of Seattle," Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said in an email...
Shell rigs in Kodiak, Seward; Endeavour work lingers

...Unified Command, the joint U.S. Coast Guard and Shell team managing the Kulluk grounding incident. Meanwhile, Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said the Kulluk will not be moved from the bay until the tanner crab fishery, now under way in the area...
Kivalina unlikely center for odd Alaska news year

...Sept. 24 so the company would have sufficient time to clean up a wellhead blowout before winter ice moved in. A Shell spokesman said lopping off a third of the short drilling season could severely affect its ability to deliver a complete Chukchi...


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