Federal oil tanker ban bill defeated in Senate, but legislation not dead
Bill would put into a law a voluntary moratorium on tanker traffic off BC’s north coast.
Shell reports $7.4B net loss with cancelled projects
$2.6 billion related to the decision to halt Alaskan exploration activities.
Fallout feared following Shell ending Arctic drilling
Alaska needs to get oil in its 800-mile pipeline to fuel its economy.
Obama paints doomsday scene of climate change
US president visits Alaska in campaign to boost global action.
Shell gets permits for limited Alaska oil exploration
Needs emergency capping stack for deeper drilling off Alaska’s northwest coast.
US approves Shell’s Arctic drilling plan off Alaska coast
Protesters on land and in kayaks will try to block Shell’s Polar Pioneer drill ship this weekend in a “Festival of resistance.”
Alaska cancels bids for BC ferry terminal project
Canada threatened to block project over use of American steel in Buy America dispute.
Canada threatens to block US ferry project over steel requirements
Terminal sits on Canadian soil that’s leased by the state of Alaska.
US steel casts shadow over Alaska ferry project in BC
Canada threatens to block project if the state proceeds under Buy America specs.
BC ferry terminal construction falls under Buy America
To be built by Alaska, contractors must use US steel.
Alaska asks ConocoPhillips to reopen LNG plant
State says the plant will provide incentive for petroleum companies to explore and invest in Cook Inlet.
Ship grounding shows dangers of Arctic offshore drilling, critics say
Shell has spent more than $5 billion on developing Alaskan offshore drilling activities.
Shell gets OK at second Alaskan drilling site
Company can’t drill until its containment barge is in place.
TransCanada, ExxonMobil to study interest in Alaska pipeline
Oil and gas giants look to build pipeline from northern Alaska to BC border.