"Shell Will Resume Drilling Off Alaska Coast: U.S. Arctic Envoy"

"OTTAWA -- Royal Dutch Shell will resume drilling off Alaska after suspending operations for two years in the wake of an accident, the special U.S. envoy to the Arctic said on Monday, but gave no details as to when.

Shell has been moving oil rigs to Alaska as it awaits the green light from U.S. authorities. It froze operations in 2013 after the grounding of a rig in Alaska prompted protests from environmental groups.

'Clearly Shell and others will resume drilling and exploration up off the North Slope of Alaska,' Admiral Robert Papp said in an interview during a visit to Canada."

David Ljunggren reports for Reuters March 30, 2015.


"Shell Cynically Blocking Action on Climate Change, Says Ex-Diplomat" (Guardian)

"Arctic Braced for Oil Rush as Shell Eyes Return To Alaska" (Telegraph)

"As Obama Administration Weighs Arctic Drilling, Shell Moves Rigs To Region" (fuelfix)

"Shell Oil Drilling in Arctic Set To Get US Government Permission" (Guardian)

"Judge OKs Lawsuit Over Lease for Shell Arctic Drilling Fleet" (Associated Press)

Source: Reuters, 03/31/2015