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ConocoPhillips Alaska says it will delay its 2014 plans for exploratory drilling in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast. In a press release, the company announced that it will put its Chukchi Sea drilling plans on hold "because of...
Channel 2 NewsA federal appeals court panel has affirmed a lower court decision that ordered environmental activists to stay away from Shell drilling ships. U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason has ordered Greenpeace USA to stay a kilometer away from Shell drill...
Channel 2 NewsIn the midst of Shell Oil’s controversial drill rig mishap and recovery, different groups have expressed concern for the future of offshore drilling, including the U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. "It’s troubling that there was...
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Channel 2 NewsUnalaska firefighters responded to a stack backfire aboard the drillship Noble Discoverer Friday morning in Dutch Harbor, after it completed Shell Oil’s first season of exploratory Arctic offshore drilling in the Beaufort Sea last month. According...
This morning, (Sunday) Shell Oil has begun conducting an historic operation in the Chukchi Sea. For the first time in more than 2 decades, the company has started drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean -- 70 miles off the coast of Northwestern Alaska. It...
Channel 2 NewsAfter 6 years of planning, and $4.5 billion in expenditures, the Shell Drilling Rig "Noble Discoverer" is tonight (Sunday) just 10 miles from its goal. After an 8-day-journey from Dutch Harbor, the vessel now sits in the Chukchi Sea -- and is preparing...
The Chukchi and Beaufort Seas are believed to contain more recoverable oil than Alaska's Prudhoe Bay - and Prudhoe Bay, you'll recall, is the greatest oil find in North American history. So it was no small news today (Thursday) when -- for the first...
Channel 2 NewsOn Sunday, the Vice President of Shell Oil in Alaska told Governor Sean Parnell (R-Alaska) and Senator Lisa Murkowski(R-Alaska) that heavy sea ice in the Bering Straight will delay historic drilling operations -- scheduled for this summer. Those...
Channel 2 NewsA U.S. Coast Guard helicopter medevaced a man complaining of an irregular heartbeat from the Shell drillship Noble Discoverer near Nome Wednesday morning. According to Coast Guard spokesperson Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis, the 17th District...
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Dan JolingTwo environmental groups are urging Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to block petroleum drilling in the Chukchi Sea because of a recent discovery of cold water corals in a site proposed for development by Shell Oil. The letter sent Thursday by the...
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Channel 2 NewsA spokesman for Shell Alaska said late Monday night that divers found no signs that one of its drilling ships grounded while being adrift Saturday evening. Curtis Smith said the underwater inspection done Monday showed "there was no contact with the...
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