Shell holds to plans for rigs in Seattle port

Shell continues to move forward with its plans to drill in the Arctic and expects to bring two semisubmersible drilling rigs into the Port of Seattle despite the city’s threat of fines and the port commissions request for Shell to wait.

May 15th, 2015

Offshore staff

SEATTLE, Washington –Shell continues to move forward with its plans to drill in the Arctic and expects to bring two semisubmersible drilling rigs into the Port of Seattle despite the city’s threat of fines and the port commissions request for Shell to wait.

Shell points to what it says is a valid lease on 50 acres of terminal space on Seattle’s waterfront and a tight schedule to prepare for exploratory oil drilling this summer in the Chukchi Sea northwest of Alaska.

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management hasapproved Shell’s drilling plans, but other permits are pending.

05/15/2015

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