Tag: Arctic

Shell planning to restart Arctic drilling this year

Shell is planning on spending $1 billion to drill exploratory oil wells in Arctic waters north of Alaska this year — as long as it clears legal and permitting hurdles, said CEO Ben Van Beurden.  More »

Obama administration opens door to Atlantic drilling

The Obama administration is poised to unveil a draft plan for selling offshore oil and gas leases that is expected to rule out auctioning drilling rights in parts of the Atlantic Ocean as well as in some Arctic waters and along the West Coast between 2017 and 2022.  More »

Republicans vow to fight administration on Arctic drilling

Republicans lashed out at what they called a “triple whammy” of Obama administration actions that could limit oil development in and around Alaska, including new protections in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and a coming plan for selling offshore drilling rights.  More »

Arctic explorers retreat from hostile waters amid oil plunge

Cheap oil threatens to demote the importance of a region already challenged by high costs, environmental concerns, technological obstacles and, in the case of Russia, international sanctions.  More »

Shell collaborating with regulators over Arctic drilling

Newly released documents suggest federal regulators are collaborating closely with Shell as the company pursues a new round of Arctic drilling next summer, even though an underlying sale of the region’s oil leases is still in legal limbo.  More »

Arctic offshore drill company enters guilty pleas

Bernie G. Wolford Jr., president of Noble Drilling U.S. LLC, appeared in federal court in Anchorage on Friday after reaching an agreement with prosecutors earlier this month.  More »

Chevron abandons Arctic drilling plans

Chevron told Canada’s National Energy Board Wednesday that it would pull out of Beaufort Sea.  More »

Obama withdraws Alaska’s Bristol Bay from drilling

Obama says in a video announcement that the natural resource is too precious to be put out to the highest bidder.  More »

Unfazed by slump, Austria’s OMV moving forward on development of 1 billion-barrel Arctic field

Tumbling oil prices aren’t deterring OMV AG from its Arctic ambitions.  More »

Fossil fuel caps urged as scientists warn of climate woes

The world can only consume a fraction of the known deposits of fossil fuels if it’s to avoid the most dangerous impacts from climate change.  More »

Feds up Arctic oil estimates to satisfy court

The Obama administration is quadrupling its estimate of how much crude could be harvested from Arctic drilling leases it sold oil companies six years ago. Regulators also think there is a 75 percent chance of at least one large spill occurring in the area.  More »

Calls for $100-a-barrel oil show many betting on rebound

Higher prices will be back soon enough because the current slowdown in demand growth will prove fleeting, many in the market are saying.  More »

Oil companies want more time for Arctic drilling

Three oil companies with billions invested in Arctic drilling leases are pleading with the Obama administration for extra time to hunt for crude under waters north of Alaska, but so far, federal regulators have been skeptical.  More »

Offshore drilling a winner in tight contests

A new poll shows that support for Arctic drilling is high in states where there are close Senate races.  More »

Lego to scrap Shell deal after Arctic protest

Environmental activists Greenpeace launched in July a video showing an Arctic landscape with a Shell drilling platform made of Lego bricks covered in oil.  More »
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