Arctic regulators consider offshore drilling rules as industry interest grows

March 2014
World Energy News;3/24/2014, p2
The article reports on the growing interest of the petroleum industry in the offshore oil resources of Canada's Arctic. It is said that issues such as how to plug possible blowouts are now being considered by governments, aboriginal groups and Arctic communities. A plan led by petroleum company Imperial Oil to drill exploratory wells in the Beaufort Sea in 2020 will be heard by an aboriginal regulator.


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