Shell's Arctic drilling hits new snag: sea ice
Wednesday 12 September 2012
Royal Dutch Shell has halted its Arctic drilling after one day when sea ice encroached on its drilling ship in the Chukchi Sea.
Shell won a temporary permit to operate its drilling rig off Alaska just days ago. It has spent about $4.5bn (£2.8bn) on its Arctic efforts but its spill containment system has yet to be approved by the US Coast Guard.
The Chukchi Sea, north of the Bering Strait, is navigable for only a few months a year. Shell has asked the US government to extend its oil drilling season beyond the 24 September deadline.
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