U.S. Coast Guard Investigation on Shell Alaska Drilling Rig Turned Over to U.S. Department of Justice

By: Saturday February 23, 2013 7:52 am

In the first of what may become a cascade of U.S. government announcements, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday that they have turned their findings on the drill vessel Noble Discoverer over to the U.S. Justice Department:

 

Kulluk and Noble Discoverer Both to Be “Dry Towed” to Asia for Costly Repairs

By: Tuesday February 12, 2013 12:25 pm

Shell Oil has finally gone public with the story first carried anywhere back in January by firedoglake, that their conical drill rig, Kulluk, will be taken from Kiliuda Bay in Kodiak to Asia for major repairs. Additionally, their powered drill rig, Noble Discoverer, berthed in Seward, Alaska since being impounded by the U.S. Coast Guard in November, will be “dry towed” across the North Pacific to a shipyard in Asia. Their destination is almost certainly South Korea.

Cost to Shell of Kulluk Grounding? $90 Million and Counting…

By: Saturday February 2, 2013 4:00 pm

At Shell Oil’s annual Results Conference in London, Shell CEO Peter Voser delivered a prepared address on the company’s global performance during 2012. It included little information about the energy giant’s 2012 Alaska Arctic drilling season fiascos we don’t already know.

Alaska Blog and Media Coverage of the Kulluk Grounding

By: Sunday January 6, 2013 5:00 pm

A number of Alaska bloggers have been making efforts to inform their regular readers and others drawn toward the news story of the grounding of and salvage efforts toward the Shell Alaska drilling rig, Kulluk.

List of Questions on Shell’s Alaska 2012 Arctic Drilling Fiasco Grows Longer by the Day

By: Sunday January 6, 2013 7:55 am

Both Rick Steiner and I will be making efforts this coming week to encourage Alaska Democrats to get Sen. Begich to open a U.S. Senate investigation or hearings on this gigantic set of troubling, unanswered questions.

Is Shell About to Kill Someone in Risky Attempt to Save 2013 Arctic Drilling Season? – Updated

By: Saturday January 5, 2013 4:02 pm

The Kulluk grounding Unified Command released information Saturday morning that all but indicates there will be an attempt to extricate the stranded drilling rig from the beach of Sitkalidak Island sometime today or tonight.

USCG Pursuing Criminal Investigation Against Shell Drilling Rig in Alaska

By: Friday January 4, 2013 2:19 pm

Things just took a turn for the worse for Shell Alaska, and their scam to get two oil drilling rigs the hell out of Alaska before 2013, in order to avoid paying taxes here.

Is there anything remotely resembling common sense buried somewhere in Shell Alaska’s Arctic drilling project?

By: Thursday January 3, 2013 5:54 am

This week’s grounding of the Kulluk may have actually been inevitable. A new, untried design, the Aiviq, took at least one too many chances when deciding to not take shelter – there were no lack of good options – about a week ago, as weather reports rapidly worsened in the north Gulf of Alaska.

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