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Shell ordered to fix ship going to Arctic

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy: Published 10:53 p.m., Friday, July 6, 2012

WASHINGTON – Shell’s plans to search for oil under Arctic waters this summer – already delayed by thick ice clinging to Alaska’s shores – may face another setback as the company makes Coast Guard-ordered improvements to a barge designed to carry emergency response equipment.

During evaluations of the Arctic Challenger barge, still in its final stages of construction in a Bellingham, Wash., shipyard, the Coast Guard found problems with electrical and fire suppression systems that must be fixed before the agency will issue a required certificate of inspection. read more

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Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources: West Greenland, East Canada Province and Antarctica

Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources: West Greenland, East Canada Province and Antarctica

John,

I ran across this and thought your readers might find it interesting:
 
Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the West Greenland–East Canada Province, 2008

Likewise the following articles about Antarctica. Nothing much is currently happening there except for krill fishing,

Krill fishing threatens the Antarctic | Environment | The Observer

Tracking Antarctic Krill as More Is Harvested for Omega-3 Pills …

US Federal Ban on Krill Fishing in Pacific: NOAA Protects Ocean … read more

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Ice, logistics delay Shell Alaska drilling plans

By Yereth Rosen

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Fri Jul 6, 2012 11:29pm EDT

(Reuters) – Heavier than expected ice in Arctic waters off Alaska will likely delay until August Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s (RDSa.L) long-anticipated exploration drilling in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, a company spokesman said on Friday.

Shell, which wants to search for oil in what are considered remote but promising frontiers, had planned to start the wells this month, said Curtis Smith, a company spokesman in Anchorage. read more

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U.S. welcomes move by Italy’s Edison to quit Iran energy sector

July 6, 2012

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Friday welcomed what it said was a decision by Italy’s Edison International to withdraw from Iran’s energy sector and scrap a multi-million dollar contract to explore Iran’s Dayyer natural gas field.

“We commend the commitments made by Edison International, and we hope that other firms will follow its lead,” the State Department said in a statement, adding that Edison had pledged not to engage in future business with Iran which might be subject to U.S. sanctions. read more

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