Shell Anticipates Alaska Drilling by Summer

HOUSTON (Dow Jones Newswires), Jan. 12, 2012

Shell is confident it will be able to drill for oil and natural gas in Alaska's arctic region this summer as it hopes to overcome its remaining legal challenges.

"We still have a few not insignificant hurdles to get past, but it looks that we will be drilling," Marvin Odum, president of Shell Oil Co., the U.S. unit of the Anglo-Dutch giant, said in prepared remarks delivered at a conference in Houston.

Shell recently received various federal environmental permits to drill in Alaska's Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, but environmental groups have filed lawsuits challenging those approvals.

Copyright (c) 2012 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.


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JC | Jan. 17, 2012
I'm with you, Glen. These hypocrites need to live in a cave for a month and then lets hear what tune they sing. The teachers are pounding the green message into our kids at school as well. I get a kick out of the electric cars. Where the heck do they think 99% electricity on the grid comes from? Burning gas, coal or oil to turn a wheel.

Glenn | Jan. 13, 2012
Everyone working on that environmental group should not be allowed to drive a car or travel on anything needing fuel or oil. All items in their home should be stripped of all products made from petroleum. All power to their homes should be shut off, their workplace or anywhere they go. Farm products, manufactured goods powered by petroleum products should also be kept from them. These environmentalist should pay for the high fuel cost we pay importing this oil from other countries. Every other country is plowing into the oil business now. Seems like the environmentalists in cohoots with Obama in keeping our people stretched?

Dan Kilpatrick | Jan. 13, 2012

AJ | Jan. 12, 2012
"YYYYYAAAAA" DRILL BABY DRILL!!! maybe I can fine a job up there ?? I want to live up there.

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