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  • Shell Drilling Rig in Arctic Was Moved in Winter to Avoid Tax

    Bloomberg BNA — A desire to avoid millions of dollars in Alaska state taxes played a role in Royal Dutch Shell Plc's decision to move a drilling rig, which later broke free from a towboat and ran aground on an uninhabited island in Alaska, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a report.

  • Shell Rushed Rig to Arctic Sea to Avoid Alaska Tax: U.S.

    A desire to avoid millions of dollars in Alaska state taxes played a role in Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s decision to move a drilling rig, which later broke free from a tow boat and ran aground on an uninhabited island in Alaska, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a report.

  • Bill Addresses Oil Spill Risks, in Arctic Waters and Beyond

    Bloomberg BNA – In recognition of the increasing possibility of oil exploration in Arctic waters, Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) has introduced a bill to increase the Coast Guard's ability to prevent and respond to offshore oil spills.

  • Alaska Coastal Oil Drilling Challenge Revived by Court

    Alaskan coastal drilling by oil companies including ConocoPhillips and Royal Dutch Shell Plc may be further delayed after a federal appeals court ruled the government acted illegally in opening almost 30 million acres on the continental shelf to energy exploration.

  • Shell Halts Alaska Drilling After U.S. Appeal Court Ruling

    Royal Dutch Shell Plc put plans to drill in Alaska’s Arctic waters on hold for a second year as a court said the U.S. illegally opened the area to exploration.

  • Shell Seeks to Extend ’12 Oil-Drilling Time in U.S. Chukchi Sea

    Royal Dutch Shell Plc is seeking additional drilling time in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska as delays have cost the company about two months of exploration this year.

  • Shell Gambles U.S. Rules on Arctic Drilling

    Long winter nights and ice that clogs Arctic seas from November through June haunt Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s ambitions to explore for oil off Alaska.

  • U.S. Needs Energy Nationalism

    A fundamental question faces the U.S.: Is our vision of the future “Made in America” or “Saudi America"? Does the U.S. want to reclaim its value-added manufacturing economy, or become an extractive petro-state? Will the U.S. produce cars and the fuels to power them, or keep importing both foreign cars and refined fuels even as we export cheap domestic oil and natural gas?

  • U.S. Affirms Shell, Statoil Arctic Oil-Lease Purchases

    The 2008 U.S. sale of Alaska oil leases, which raised more than $2.6 billion from companies including Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Statoil ASA, was reaffirmed today by the Interior Department.

  • Foreign Bribery, Wynn, Parmalat, Paulson, Teva in Court News

    The U.S. dropped the biggest prosecution of individuals accused of foreign bribery after two trials in the case ended with three acquittals and seven mistrials.

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