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US accuses Shell of ‘screwing up’

Mr Salazar said: “Shell screwed up in 2012 and we’re not going to let them screw up when they try to drill in the Arctic again.”

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The i: Friday 29 March 2013 Page 48 of Business Section

By Tom Bawden

Shell’s beleaguered campaign to produce oil in the Arctic has suffered a further setback yesterday  when US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the company “screwed up” its attempt to drill in Alaska last year.

Furthermore, he said, Shell will not be allowed to drill in the area again until it demonstrates it can handle Arctic conditions and commissions an independent audit of its management systems.

The US Department of the Interior ordered a 60-day review in January of Shell’s plans to drill off the coast of Alaska after a series of incidents in the area that culminated in the grounding of the Kulluk rig. read more

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US Coastguard announces fourth probe into Royal Dutch Shell’s Alaska drilling operation

Royal Dutch Shell has again found itself in choppy waters, with the US Coastguard announcing its fourth probe into its Alaska drilling operation. The US Coastguard has asked the Department of Justice to look into possible breaches of international environmental law.

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By City & Finance Reporter: PUBLISHED: 21:58, 29 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:08, 30 March 2013

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Royal Dutch Shell has again found itself in choppy waters, with the US Coastguard announcing its fourth probe into its Alaska drilling operation.

The US Coastguard has asked the Department of Justice to look into possible breaches of international environmental law.

Regulators have already launched an investigation into safety breaches by Shell after its Kulluk oil rig grounded off Alaska on New Year’s Eve.Shell’s £3bn operation in the region, which is suspended until next year, is unpopular with environmentalists who fear that not enough is known about how to respond to an oil spill under frozen water. read more

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US Coast Guard asks prosecutors to review Shell’s Arctic preparations

Mr Lawrence was the executive vice-president for exploration and commercial for Shell’s Upstream Americas division. His responsibilities are now being divided between three executives, including one with responsibility specifically for the Arctic. Its Arctic programme has already been beset by setbacks which forced it to put it on hold until at least 2014.

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By Emily Gosden: Friday 29 March 2013 Page B5

ROYAL Dutch Shell’s beleaguered Arctic campaign has suffered yet another setback after the US Coast Guard asked prosecutors to consider whether the company’s Kulluk drilling ship had breached marine pollution rules.

The Kulluk ran aground off Alaska in a storm on New Year’s Eve in the most high-profile mishap of Shell’s 2012 Arctic drilling programme.

Shell has already abandoned plans to drill for oil in the Arctic this summer after a series of problems last year. read more

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