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GasPasserAB

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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 12:24:50 PM

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA)’s drilling off Alaska’s north coast will be delayed until August as the company waits for ice to clear and modifies a spill-response vessel to meet U.S. Coast Guard requirements.

“Our largest impediment to time of drilling is persistent sea ice,” said Curtis Smith, a spokesman for The Hague-based company. “We’ve moved our estimation from late July to potentially the first week of August.”

The company will use the delay to complete renovating a barge called the Arctic Challenger to add oil-recovery equipment that will be deployed in the event of a well blowout.

The company, which has spent almost $5 billion in Alaska, plans to drill as many as five wells this year. Shell’s plans to tap resources in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas, estimated to have more than
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fuel2use
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 9:39:32 AM

Get it right.
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remay
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 5:50:59 AM

Time is running out for this year - hope there is no mistake made, rushing...
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bojiway1
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2012 10:12:53 PM

people will find flaws or regulation to slow this down until it freezes again, and then they will do it again next year.. if it areal issue great, if not it is just harassment
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ktbaeohana
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2012 3:38:48 PM

safety firs, watch and see.
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MontanaMac
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2012 10:23:16 AM

Wait, all the sea ice was supposed to be gone now.....
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Ticoman54
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2012 9:27:37 AM

Good to see...
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2012 2:36:27 AM

Need to get it right first time.
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APlus
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2012 12:49:02 AM

Er, Al Gore did you freeze this or ????
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bisonjim
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2012 12:47:58 AM

The ice, the barge--whatever it is, get it right
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werich44
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2012 12:28:13 AM

This should frost Iran just a little.
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MikeCapeCoral
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 11:55:26 PM

Get their act together and go on.
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 10:35:49 PM


That is Royal Dutch Shell for you. Well prepared for the task, as always!

Sounds more like a bunch of bumbling incompetent Shell executives in charge. Good luck Alaska!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 10:02:21 PM

I thought all the ice had melted.
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 8:25:06 PM

THEN LOWER THE PRICE OF GAS.........
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menagerie1013
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 7:55:42 PM

They should stay out of the ice. This is not going to end well.
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 7:15:27 PM

K
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 7:11:52 PM

Ok
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davenles
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 7:04:36 PM

What about global warming?
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 5:12:17 PM

Yup ok and a moose farted in montana oil should be 200 a barrel now
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 4:53:43 PM

Smart to make good use of what could have been down time.
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 4:45:01 PM

watch and see.
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kag2010
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 4:33:18 PM

“Our largest impediment to time of drilling is persistent sea ice,”
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 4:20:26 PM

Really..............
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 3:59:42 PM

never really make sure things work right
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 3:48:16 PM

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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 3:40:12 PM

Where should it be, if not there?
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 2:45:20 PM

i hate barge flaws.
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 2:30:06 PM

Shouldn't be there at all
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 2:25:36 PM

Boy, I am soooooooooooo surprised.
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 1:52:52 PM

hmm
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 1:48:31 PM

Weather happens.
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 1:38:05 PM

good to see a problem fixed before starting.
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 1:14:23 PM

Must be global warming right?
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 1:13:09 PM

thats a poor head line
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 1:10:33 PM

At least they found the problem before it blew up into another disaster.
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 1:08:04 PM

These are the reasons it costs so much to drill today. Back in the pre-oil embargo days is was a few bucks per barrel...
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 1:02:17 PM

Barge flaws delay Shell Alaska drilling,Coast Guard says and many flaws to be discovered in this plan.
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 1:00:22 PM

Much like a "soap opera" we get a day-by-day and blow-by-blow rendition of this epic drilling journey in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas. Tomorrow's chapter will be "A Day In The Life Of A Greenpeace Activist".
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 12:41:34 PM

shell should contact these folks are soon as possible

USA made Oil Spill Containment Products
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doggod
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 12:36:32 PM

Hey, wait a sec! The headline says: "Barge Flaws Delay Shell Alaska Drilling, Coast Guard Says"

But the article says >> “Our largest impediment to time of drilling is persistent sea ice,” said Curtis Smith, a spokesman for The Hague-based company.<<

And going on from there to say >>The company will use the delay to complete renovating a barge called the Arctic Challenger to add oil-recovery equipment that will be deployed in the event of a well blowout. <<

So it's sea ice, not barge flaws that are delaying drilling.

If you were harboring in illusions about the quality and reliability of the urinalism coming out of Bloomberg, this should help dispel them.

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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 12:36:03 PM

good for shell, doin things slowly and correctly we hope
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Joeski1
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 12:33:39 PM

the 1st of the many flaws to be discovered in this plan
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