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Shell may have moved rig to avoid taxes: lawmaker

UPDATE 6-Shell may have moved rig to avoid taxes – U.S. lawmaker

Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:27am EST

* Markey questions rig’s move in “near hurricane” conditions

* Shell quoted by newspaper saying taxes “influenced” timing

* Oil giant later says relocation guided by safety, not taxes

By Yereth Rosen and Timothy Gardner

ANCHORAGE, Alaska/WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) – Shell may have moved an oil rig that ran aground off Alaska last week partly to avoid millions of dollars in taxes, U.S. Rep. Ed Markey said, raising even more questions about the oil company’s decision on the timing of the move.

The letter from the top Democrat on the House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee adds to the already-intense political scrutiny of Royal Dutch Shell’s ambitious and troubled Arctic drilling foray last year. read more

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Selection of Shell related articles 10 Jan 2013

Selection of links to articles relating to Shell (kindly provided by a regular contributor)

JULIETTE KAYYEM Shell’s Arctic troubles only buy time: Bostonglobe-Shell Oil has had a rough time up in Alaska. In the last year, it has had to contend with stray ships, busted engines, mismanaged contracts, and …

Shell’s US ultra-deepwater Perdido hub nears production capacity …: Platts-Production from wells in Shell’s ultra-deepwater Perdido Hub in the US Gulf of Mexico is now reaching over 115,000 b/d of oil equivalent, …

Big Oil, Big Ketchup and The Assassination of Hugo Chavez: The People’s Voice-Henceforth, Exxon, British Petroleum, Shell Oil and Chevron would get to keep 70% of the sales revenues from the crude they sucked out of … read more

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US scuppers Shell’s hopes of drilling Alaskan Arctic

By Rob Davies; PUBLISHED: 09:03, 10 January 2013

Shell’s dream of drilling for oil in the Alaskan Arctic has suffered another blow, after US authorities announced a ‘high-level’ review likely to delay its plans still further.

US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said his department would launch a 60-day probe ‘to review practices and identify challenges as well as lessons learned’.

It follows a series of accidents and setbacks that have hit Shell’s Alaskan programme, the latest of which saw its drilling rig, the Kulluk, rescued after running aground on New Year’s Eve. read more

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Devastatingly bad news day for Shell 9 years ago: 10 Jan 2004

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Shell’s Arctic troubles only buy time

Shell Oil has had a rough time up in Alaska. In the last year, it has had to contend with stray ships, busted engines, mismanaged contracts, and faulty spill containment equipment as it tried, and failed, to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean.

By Juliette Kayyem:  Globe Columnist: January 10, 2013

Shell Oil has had a rough time up in Alaska. In the last year, it has had to contend with stray ships, busted engines, mismanaged contracts, and faulty spill containment equipment as it tried, and failed, to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean. On Tuesday, the Interior Department hastily announced a review of the company’s Alaskan adventure. Facing its own criticism that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar approved the risky drilling attempt, the agency will pay “special attention” to “Shell’s management and operations.” The expedited government assessment came just one day after the Kulluk, Shell’s runaway drilling vessel that separated from its tow ship in December, finally ran aground. read more

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Salazar: ‘So many’ Shell Arctic mishaps ‘troubling’

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy: Updated 7:47 pm, Wednesday, January 9, 2013

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday he is concerned about the series of blunders surrounding Shell’s recent Arctic drilling and is looking to a government investigation for answers.

“We don’t know what went wrong, and that’s why it’s important that this high-level review occur,” Salazar told reporters. “There is a troubling sense that I have that so many things went wrong.”

Although Salazar stressed that the Obama administration remains committed to Arctic energy development, he stopped short of saying Shell would be able to resume drilling exploratory oil wells in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas this summer. read more

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