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Delays In Bellingham Curtail Arctic Oil Drilling

By John Ryan

Shell Oil is scaling back its plans for drilling in the Arctic Ocean this year. Icy conditions in the far North and construction problems in Bellingham have delayed the company’s efforts. KUOW’s John Ryan reports from Seattle.

Royal Dutch Shell CEO Peter Voser announced on Thursday that Shell only expects to drill two wells off Alaska’s northern coast this summer, not the five it had planned.

“A great deal of planning has gone into this program, with over 20 vessels to cover the drilling and contingencies,” Voser says. read more

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Shell Oil puts Arctic wildlife at risk

By DAVID YARNOLD: Monday 30 July 2012

If you thought the pictures of scum-covered Brown Pelicans in the Gulf of Mexico were heartbreaking, just wait for the first drilling disaster in Alaska’s frozen arctic waters and coastline.

We know so little about this deep freeze of an environment that America’s best scientists and experts say they’re not sure how to fix it if we break it.

Their nightmare scenario is a BP-like blowout in an ice-locked sea. Imagine these pictures: a helpless army suited up like Michelin men trying to rescue dying ducks, loons and polar bears from oil-slicked ice floes. read more

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Canada’s Oil, the World’s Carbon

A version of this editorial appeared in print on July 30, 2012, on page A18 of the New York edition

Last month, the State Department formally invited public comment on the issues it should consider in a new environmental assessment of the Keystone XL, a 1,200-mile pipeline that would connect the Alberta oil sands to an existing pipeline in Nebraska. The review process was triggered when TransCanada filed a new pipeline application after its first proposal was rejected by President Obama in January. The department’s first environmental assessment was grossly inadequate, one of the main reasons President Obama rejected the proposal. read more

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Shell plans to invest over $500 million on China shale, tight gas play in 2012

Singapore (Platts)–30 Jul 2012/237 am EDT/637 GMT

Shell plans to invest over $500 million this year drilling in shale gas and tight gas acreage in China, its chief financial officer Simon Henry said in an analyst call during its second quarter results announcement Thursday.

“There are several plays in our portfolio with PetroChina. We have two in Sichuan province in the south, southwest, and we have many CBM [coalbed methane] opportunities in the north … We spent around $450 million last year. This year [we plant to spend] over $500 million. We’re drilling about … close to 20 wells this year. It’s still very much in the exploration and appraisal [stage],” Henry was quoted as saying in a transcript of the call, which was out Friday. read more

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Shell wants to invest more in China downstream gas

July 30, 2012, 6:39 a.m. EDT

By Wayne Ma

–Shell hopes to invest in China gas, both upstream and downstream

–Shell, Qatar, CNPC Taizhou refinery approval process is advancing

–Foreign companies may work with private China firms in second shale round

BEIJING–Royal Dutch Shell PLC RDS.B +0.82% hopes to boost investment not only upstream but also in the downstream gas sector in China, as it wants to profit from every link in the gas supply chain, the head of the company’s China unit said Monday. read more

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