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Shell seeks injunction against Arctic drilling protesters

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A federal judge on Tuesday will consider a request by Royal Dutch Shell PLC for an injunction against illegal boarding of Arctic-bound drilling equipment by activists from Greenpeace Inc. U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason on April 11 granted Shell a restraining order to keep Greenpeace from entering a safety zone around a semi-submersible drill rig, the ...

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Greenpeace group boards Arctic offshore drill rig in Pacific

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Six Greenpeace activists protesting Arctic offshore drilling on Monday boarded a drill rig as it was transported across the Pacific Ocean toward Seattle, where it will be staged for drilling on Shell leases in Alaska waters. The 400-foot Polar Pioneer, owned by Transocean Ltd., was on board a heavy-lift vessel about 750 miles northwest of Hawaii when ...

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U.S. refinery strike enters 18th day as talks restart

HOUSTON, Feb 18 – The largest U.S refinery workers strike since 1980 entered its 18th day on Wednesday as union and oil company representatives renewed face-to-face negotiations over safety and pay, after a week’s hiatus. More than 5,000 workers at 11 plants, including nine refineries accounting for 13 percent of U.S. production capacity, remained on strike. Talks between representatives of ...

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Plan to allow Shell oil drilling fleet in Seattle draws ire

SEATTLE  — A plan to allow Royal Dutch Shell PLC to use Seattle’s waterfront as a homeport for its Arctic drilling fleet is drawing opposition from environmental groups. Several state and national groups are urging the Port of Seattle to halt lease negotiations that would allow Shell to use 50 acres of port property across from downtown Seattle. Shell would ...

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Argentina says, then denies, gas deal reached with Gazprom

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 8 – Argentina’s state-run energy company YPF said on Wednesday it had not struck a confidential natural gas production deal with Russia’s Gazprom despite a statement earlier in the day from the industry ministry saying that it had. The ministry had said Cabinet Minister Debora Giorgi received assurances from Gazprom head Alexey Miller in a meeting this ...

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Shell moves out of Ukraine due to danger

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media The multinational oil and gas giant, Royal Dutch Shell plc, has officially pulled out of Eastern Ukraine. The shale gas exploration and production in the country has been suspended due to security concerns. A representative of Royal Dutch Shell talked with the Russian based news agency, RIA Novosti, about the decision. “Currently we are ...

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