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SHELL ARCTIC MELTDOWN: What a f****** mess Shell have got themselves into…

SHELL ARCTIC MELTDOWN: What a f****** mess Shell have got themselves into…

COMMENT RECEIVED FROM A SHELL SENIOR MANAGEMENT RETIREE

Just read that Shell broke some air quality rules from the EPA. There must be a whole team coordinating all the replies to the press and authorities and making sure they all say the same thing. I can only say: what a f****** mess they have got themselves in. The mess there in Alaska is worse than one can imagine and in my view a direct result of incompetence and penny pinching.

Experts claiming reputational damage many times greater than other damage…

This is what happens if you remove skills and replace those with processes and boxes that must get ticked off. Brinded was a great believer in process, he thought that the rest were too stupid to think for themselves.

Related article by Loren Steffy published Jan 11 by The Houston Chronicle

Shell had a lot riding on Arctic’s rigs snapped tow lines

For years, Shell Oil Co. claimed that a byzantine regulatory process was impeding its progress in the Arctic. Now, if it gets frozen out of the region, it has no one to blame but itself.

The company had a lot riding on the tow ropes pulling its conical drilling rig across the stormy seas near the Alaskan coast on New Year’s Eve. Shell itself had seven years and almost $5 billion invested in the project, and as the first company allowed to drill in Arctic waters, it carried the burden of not botching the effort for other companies also awaiting permits. read more

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EPA cites Shell for air-quality permit violations on Kulluk, Noble Discoverer

Late Thursday, the EPA delivered two notices of violation to Shell for Clean Air Act permits that the company had received for Kulluk and its counterpart, the drillship Noble Discoverer.

Suzanna Caldwell | Jan 10, 2013

While Royal Dutch Shell’s recovery effort on the once-beached Kulluk drilling rig proceeds quietly, the Environmental Protection Agency is sounding off.

Late Thursday, the EPA delivered two notices of violation to Shell for Clean Air Act permits that the company had received for Kulluk and its counterpart, the drillship Noble Discoverer.

A statement from the agency said based on the EPA’s inspection of the Discoverer and Shell’s self-reports of excess nitrogen oxides, the EPA determined that Shell had multiple permit violations for each ship during the 2012 drilling season. read more

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Shell Arctic problems mount with diesel spill fears

Royal Dutch Shell plc Arctic problems mount with diesel spill fears

Written by Roberta Murray: Published on Friday, 11 January 2013 09:47

Royal Dutch Shell plc’s Arctic problems mounted as it emerged that hundreds of gallons of fuel may have leaked during the grounding of its Kulluk rig and the US Interior Secretary branded the company’s mishaps “troubling”.

Unified Command, which is managing the response to the Kulluk accident, said that up to 272 gallons of diesel fuel may have leaked from the tanks of four survival boats, which were dislodged from the Arctic rig “either while it was towed or when it grounded” off Alaska. “One tank is intact, two tanks have been damaged and one is inaccessible to be able to determine its condition,” it said. read more

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EPA raps Shell for Arctic air violations

According to the agency, Shell’s self-reporting of emissions revealed excess nitrogen oxide was released from both the Discoverer and Kulluk, leading the EPA to conclude that Shell had “multiple permit violations for each ship” during the company’s 2012 drilling season.

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 10:00 pm by Jennifer A. Dlouhy in Alaska

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday rapped Shell Oil Co., for violating the terms of air pollution permits governing emissions from its drilling rigs and support vessels operating in Arctic waters last year.

The agency issued two separate notices of violation alleging Shell ran afoul of the Clean Air Act permits governing its Kulluk drilling unit used in the Beaufort Sea and the drillship Noble Discoverer (as well as its support vessels) used in the Chukchi Sea. A fleet of vessels were in the Arctic as Shell bored the first half of two exploratory oil wells in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas last October. read more

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