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Shell to Seek U.S. Approval to Drill as Many as 10 Oil Wells Off Alaska

By Katarzyna Klimasinska – May 2, 2011 5:44 PM GMT+0100

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA), which has been blocked from developing leases it holds off Alaska’s Arctic coast, this week will ask the U.S. to approve drilling as many as 10 oil exploration wells by 2013.

The Hague-based company will submit a Alaska Plan of Exploration for 2012 through 2013 to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Kelly op de Weegh, a spokeswoman for the company, said today in an e-mail. read more

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Shell to present Alaska deep-water drilling plans to US government

Royal Dutch Shell is pushing ahead with plans for deep-water drilling in Alaska, despite environmental concerns caused by BP’s disastrous spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Arctic Ocean region in Alaska reportedly contains enough reserves to provide fuel for 25m cars for 35 years.

Amanda Andrews

By Amanda Andrews 7:05PM BST 02 May 2011

The oil giant will present a detailed proposal to the US federal government this week, asking for its permission to drill up to 10 exploratory oil wells beneath Alaska’s Arctic waters.

The move comes five years after BP’s decaying Prudhoe Bay pipeline spilt 200,000 gallons of oil across Alaska.

The Arctic Ocean region in Alaska reportedly contains enough reserves to provide fuel for 25m cars for 35 years.

President Barack Obama is understood to have requested extra safety assurances about Shell’s plans. read more

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Controversial film on Corrib Gas pipeline tours the U.S.

Risteard O’Domhnaill’s stunning new documentary, The Pipe, which recently wowed audiences at Boston’s Irish Film Festival, is currently taking in a tour of selected U.S. cities, with upcoming screenings in New York, Chicago and San Francisco.

O’Domhnaill, a news cameraman by trade, has followed the people of the Erris Peninsula, Co. Mayo as they have battled Shell’s encroachment onto their lands. The oil giant is seeking to exploit the Corrib Gas Field, located 80 km off the coast of County Mayo, by pumping unrefined gas 9km inland through an inhabited area to a refinery. read more

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Shell sued over oil spill in Niger Delta

Royal Dutch Shell has been hit with a class-action lawsuit in London by the Bodo community of Nigeria, which suffered a “devastating” oil spill when a key pipeline burst in the summer of 2008.

The new lawsuit against Shell has been sparked by a leak allegedly coming from the Trans-Niger pipeline, which the community says started flowing into the Bodo creek in August 2008.  Photo: AP

Rowena Mason By Rowena Mason 7:45AM BST 02 May 2011

The community filed a lawsuit last month at the High Court against both Royal Dutch Shell and Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, raising the possibility of a drawn-out legal battle for compensation.

More than 69,000 people live in Bodo in the Niger Delta, which has seen 9m to 13m barrels of oil spilt from the pipelines of various companies over the years – more than double the volume of BP’s Gulf of Mexico leak. UN figures show more than 6,800 spills between 1976 and 2001. read more

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Shell Tries to Calm Fears on Drilling in Alaska

Children play on empty fuel containers outside of Savoonga, Alaska, where Shell executives have met with local residents to address their concerns.

A version of this article appeared in print on May 2, 2011, on page B1 of the New York edition with the headline: Gulf Spill Casts Shadow Over Shell Plans in Alaska.

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SAVOONGA, Alaska — Shell Oil will present an ambitious proposal to the federal government this week, seeking permission to drill up to 10 exploratory oil wells beneath Alaska’s frigid Arctic waters.

The forbidding ice-clogged region is believed to hold vast reserves of oil, potentially enough to fuel 25 million cars for 35 years. And with production in Alaska’s North Slope in steep decline, the oil industry is eager to tap new offshore wells.

Shell has led the way, working for five years to convince regulators, environmentalists, Native Alaskans and several courts that it could manage the process safely, protect polar bears and other wildlife, safeguard air quality for residents and respond quickly to any spill in the region. But BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster a year ago put a chill on new offshore drilling. read more

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