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Appeals court orders new assessment of arctic lease sale

Appeals court orders new assessment of arctic lease sale

A federal appeals court has ruled that the environmental assessment behind a massive oil lease sale off Alaska’s northern coast is faulty.

Shell’s Arctic ‘beer can’ passes federal test in Puget Sound

Shell’s Arctic ‘beer can’ passes federal test in Puget Sound

It took several tries, and neither Shell nor the federal government announced the results. But a contractor successfully deployed Shell’s Arctic oil-spill containment system in Samish Bay in March.

Kulluk’s ride arrives in Unalaska

Kulluk’s ride arrives in Unalaska

Shell’s Kulluk drill rig is almost ready to leave Alaska waters.

Kulluk Arrives In Unalaska

Kulluk Arrives In Unalaska

Shell’s damaged Kulluk drill rig has arrived in Unalaska, a week after leaving Kodiak.

Shell won’t drill in the Arctic this summer

After a troubled 2012 Arctic drilling season, Shell Oil has announced it won’t be drilling this summer.

Tugs towing Shell drill vessel to Dutch Harbor

Tugs towing Shell drill vessel to Dutch Harbor

A Royal Dutch Shell PLC drilling barge that ran aground New Year’s Eve is on the move from near Kodiak Island in Alaska to Dutch Harbor.

Kulluk cleared to leave Kiliuda Bay

Kulluk cleared to leave Kiliuda Bay

The Coast Guard lifted an order restricting movement of Shell’s Kulluk drill rig. It’s now clear to head to Unalaska.

Tugs in Kulluk response effort collide

Tugs in Kulluk response effort collide

Two tugs scheduled to tow a damaged Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill barge collided while maneuvering in a bay off Kodiak Island.

Murkowski calls Kulluk grounding a ‘marine incident’

Murkowski calls Kulluk grounding a ‘marine incident’

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski says in light of the Kulluk’s grounding, the government needs to look at all aspects of Shell’s Arctic drilling operations.

Damaged AK floating drill rig to be sent to Asia

Damaged AK floating drill rig to be sent to Asia

A Shell Alaska spokesman says a damaged floating drill rig and a drill ship will be “dry towed” to shipyards in Asia for assessments and repairs.

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