Activists opposed to Arctic drilling are preparing to greet the rig when it makes it to Emerald City, with some threatening a flotilla of kayaks to box the ship in. More »
The Obama administration’s plan for selling offshore oil and gas leases from 2017 to 2022 could jeopardize the United States’ competitiveness as Brazil, Canada, Mexico and other countries aggressively compete for drilling dollars, a Shell executive told Congress. More »
WASHINGTON — Hours after stormy weather forced Greenpeace activists to climb off an Arctic drilling rig in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Shell won a temporary restraining order blocking the group from similar protests. The ruling, by U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason, bars Greenpeace and its activists from boarding, barricading or interfering with the […] More »
Federal regulators have begun a 30-day review of a broad plan that forms a framework for Shell to resume Arctic drilling this summer. The company also must obtain permits for each proposed well. More »
The complaint, lodged in a federal district court in Alaska, comes one day after the activists climbed aboard Shell’s contracted Polar Pioneer drillship while it is traveling across the Pacific Ocean toward the United States.
The six activists climbed aboard the Polar Pioneer as it is being heaved across the Pacific Ocean, on its way to the United States. More »
Exercises this week gave Shell a chance to demonstrate the equipment for Coast Guard officials and federal regulators at the Interior Department who will decide whether the company gets critical permits enabling a new round of Chukchi Sea oil exploration this summer. More »
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management says there’s more than four times as much oil in the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea as it previously estimated. More »
The analysis makes the case for the United States to aggressively develop Arctic oil and gas resources that can help supply the country with energy long after some onshore fields are depleted. More »
Shell Oil Co. is conducting the testing for Obama administration officials as it plans a new round of exploratory drilling in the Chukchi Sea north of Alaska later this year. More »
Shell is moving its drilling rigs to the Pacific Northwest, ahead of critical government decisions on the company’s Arctic exploration plans. More »
United Steelworkers at Shell Deer Park and Shell Chemical join employees at four Gulf Coast refineries in Louisiana and Texas who have also ended strikes. More »
Slumping oil prices tempered some of the industry’s enthusiasm for new drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico — but not much. More »
The dispute started with nine facilities but has since expanded to 15 refineries and chemical plants nationwide.
Negotiators from the United Steelworkers union and Shell Oil Co. met Wednesday for a third consecutive day of talks this week. On Monday and Tuesday, the discussions went into the evening hours. The talks are taking place in Houston at an undisclosed location. Negotiators are trying to resolve the strike that began Feb. 1 and […] More »