Shell Oil http://nwpr.org en Shell Oil Containment System Passes Federal Test In Puget Sound http://nwpr.org/post/shell-oil-containment-system-passes-federal-test-puget-sound <p>Shell Oil had to postpone its Arctic drilling for a full year after one of its oil rigs ran aground off the Alaska coast this winter. But Shell’s efforts to open a new frontier of oil exploration in the Arctic Ocean continue in Puget Sound. The oil giant passed a key test with federal regulators last month in the waters off Anacortes, Washington. KUOW’s John Ryan reports.</p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:10:08 +0000 John Ryan 26339 at http://nwpr.org Shell Cancels Arctic Oil Drilling http://nwpr.org/post/shell-cancels-arctic-oil-drilling <p>Shell Oil has put Arctic drilling on hold. The company announced Wednesday that it will not attempt to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean this year. The announcement comes after a year of accidents and setbacks for Shell’s Arctic drilling efforts. KUOW’s John Ryan reports from Seattle. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:33:05 +0000 John Ryan 23486 at http://nwpr.org Shell Cancels Arctic Oil Drilling Interior Dept. To Probe Shell’s Arctic Drilling Mishaps http://nwpr.org/post/interior-dept-probe-shell-s-arctic-drilling-mishaps <p>The Obama Administration announced a sweeping inquiry into Shell Oil’s Arctic drilling program yesterday. The 60-day probe will look at the company’s mishaps in Alaska and here in Puget Sound. KUOW’s John Ryan reports. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:54:26 +0000 John Ryan 20916 at http://nwpr.org Interior Dept. To Probe Shell’s Arctic Drilling Mishaps Shell’s Beached Kulluk Oil Rig Towed To Safe Harbor http://nwpr.org/post/shell-s-beached-kulluk-oil-rig-towed-safe-harbor <p></p><p>A shipwrecked oil rig that was bound for Seattle has been floated off the rocks and towed to a safe harbor in the Gulf of Alaska. A fleet of nine ships accompanied Shell Oil’s Kulluk drill rig on the 45-mile tow. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 00:46:32 +0000 John Ryan 20831 at http://nwpr.org Shell’s Beached Kulluk Oil Rig Towed To Safe Harbor Congressman Seeks Answers In Arctic Oil-Spill Gear's Failure http://nwpr.org/post/congressman-seeks-answers-arctic-oil-spill-gears-failure <p>Oil-spill equipment designed to support drilling in the Arctic Ocean was damaged badly in its first field test this fall in Puget Sound near Anacortes. A public radio investigation revealed just how badly. Now a top Congressman is seeking answers, too. Seattle correspondent John Ryan reports. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:20:03 +0000 John Ryan 19407 at http://nwpr.org Congressman Seeks Answers In Arctic Oil-Spill Gear's Failure