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Shell gets key Alaska permit for Beaufort drilling

REUTERS

Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:53pm EDT

By Yereth Rosen

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 10 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSa.L) has been granted a long-awaited federal air-quality permit the oil company needs to conduct exploratory drilling this year in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea, government officials said late on Friday.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued the permit to Shell to cover air pollutants emitted from the drill ship and fleet of support vessels that the company plans to mobilize to drill two exploratory wells on leases 16 to 22 miles (26 to 35 km) offshore from Alaska’s northern coast. read more

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Shell gets clean-air permit for Beaufort drilling

Anchorage Daily News / adn.com

Published: April 10th, 2010 07:28 AM

BEAUFORT SEA — Shell Oil has received a key clean-air permit for its planned drilling in the Beaufort Sea this summer.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it will issue the permit for Shell’s drillship and support vessels. The decision came eight days after the EPA OK’d a similar permit for Shell’s planned drilling in the Chukchi Sea to the west.

Shell wants to drill three exploratory wells on the Arctic Ocean acreage it leased in 2008. read more

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Shell Transition 2009: Key thing to guard against is “Cronyism”

The key thing to ensure you guard against is “Cronyism” – this is a cancer that will spread rapidly and cause great affects to morale.

Greetings from Jo Blow,

It has been some time since my last post, and since I am finally settled in my life after Shell I thought I might offer my thoughts as I have continued to watch things unfold in “Transformation 09”.  It has been a great disappointment to me to see the way Shell has chosen to improve itself, I once held such a high opinion of Shell as a company. My entire life has been lived with Shell as a major part of it.  The company today is spiraling towards an uncertain future in my opinion.  I don’t say this out of bitterness or any other similar emotion, I say this out of logical clarity.  It is a proven fact that in any business, performance is based on 3 key tenets, Sound Strategy from Executive Leadership, High Levels of Performance from the men and women in the field, and market conditions for your product or service.  Now we all know that we can’t control the market in the Oil and Gas business, it will ebb and tide based on a diverse mixture of variables.  That only leaves us with the 2 things that we can control, Strategy, and People Performance. read more

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U.K. Parliament Bribery Bill sheiks Shell

On Thursday, the UK House of Commons passed the Bribery Bill, which would make it illegal for companies doing business in the U.K. to bribe government officials.

The U.K. measure goes further than the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act because the legislation, if passed by the House of Lords, will make it illegal to request or accept a bribe. Companies could also face prosecution for failure to prevent bribery by employees.

This development will be of interest to Shell in view of its key involvement in the so called “Scandal of the Century“, for which BAE Systems has recently paid nearly $500 million in fines. read more

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Animal deaths in oilsands targeted

In this photo taken from shore, a duck is coated with bitumen from an oilsands tailing pond. Documents newly released by the government show that in the oilsands area between 2000 and 2008, 27 black bears, 67 deer, 31 red foxes and 21 coyotes were killed, along with moose, muskrats, beavers, voles, martens. Photograph by: Todd Powell, supplied, edmontonjournal.com

Province vows to ease effects of development

By Jamie Komarnicki, Calgary HeraldApril 9, 2010 2:22 PM

The Stelmach government is vowing to minimize animal deaths at oilsands operations, as documents show a variety of wildlife — including dozens of black bears, deer and red foxes — were killed in Alberta oilpatch developments. read more

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Shell’s Alaska drilling will likely influence future of offshore programme

ft.com/energysource

April 9, 2010 8:41am by Sheila McNulty

EXTRACTS

Shell has found itself faced with hurdle after hurdle since it began working four years ago with the Environmental Protection Agency to secure an air permit for the Arctic and drill in the waters there. It has been tangled in legal challenges over how the drilling would affect endangered bowhead whales and the whaling activities of native Alaskans. But things are looking up for the company, which has just received its final Chukchi Sea air permit and is waiting for its Beaufort Sea air permit. read more

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