Heavy ice could delay start of Shell Alaska’s Arctic drilling

Kim Murphy Los Angeles Times via The Kansas City Star 5/26/2012

SEATTLE — The heaviest polar ice in more than a decade could postpone the start of offshore oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean until the beginning of August, a delay of up to two weeks, Shell Alaska officials said.

Unveiling a newly refurbished ice-class […]

Energy in America: EPA Rules Force Shell to Abandon Oil Drilling Plans

Dan Springer FoxNews.com 4/25/2011

Shell Oil Company has announced it must scrap efforts to drill for oil this summer in the Arctic Ocean off the northern coast of Alaska. The decision comes following a ruling by the EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board to withhold critical air permits. The move has angered some in Congress and triggered […]

3 interesting developments in the US energy sector today

ladyimpactohio RedState 2/3/2011

Shall I give you the good news first?

US District Court Judge Martin Feldman of New Orleans has found the Department of Interior in civil contempt for continuing the Gulf drilling moratorium against his orders.

Yes, folks. You heard that correctly. Back in June Judge Feldman had refused, at the Interior Department’s […]

9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling allows Beaufort drilling

KTUU.com by Channel 2 News staff Friday, August 28, 2009

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A ruling Thursday by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has cleared the way for Shell Oil to resume its exploration and development in the Beaufort Sea.

The court’s ruling says the Bush administration was correct in not demanding a new environmental […]