Shell accused of ignoring safety advice over Kulluk rig to 'save millions in tax'
- Shell ignored warnings ahead of rig grounding. // TCE: The Chemical Engineer;May2014, Issue 875, p17
The article focuses on a report by the U.S. Coast Guard which shows that oil company Shell ignored warnings over the risks posed by stormy seas before the grounding of the Kulluk oil rig off Alaska in 2012.
- THE RIG AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD. BEILINSON, JERRY // Popular Mechanics;Mar2013, Vol. 190 Issue 3, p50
The article explores the oil grounding facility Kulluk, a floating oil rig in the Gulf of Alaska that extracts oil in the Arctic Ocean owned by Royal Dutch Shell PLC. It notes that two pair of vessels headed to the seas led by Aiviq, a $200 million tow ship with 5444 horsepower engines which...
- Profits run aground as Shell warns of rig setback. Tom Bawden // Evening Standard;10/31/2013, p53
SHARES in Shell tumbled today after it reported a 31% slide in thirdquarter profits and warned it would take a "several hundred million dollar" charge over the grounding of its Kulluk oil rig in the Arctic.
- UK gov't rejects lawmakers' calls to halt Arctic oil drilling. // Energy Today (Hungary);01/16/2013, p4
The article reports on the Great Britain government's refusal to accept a September 2012 recommendation from the Environmental Audit Committee to put a ban on arctic drilling, despite renewed safety concerns following the recent grounding of Royal Dutch Shell PLC's Kulluk rig off Alaska.
- A series of mishaps forces a review of Shell's Arctic plans. // TCE: The Chemical Engineer;Feb2013, Issue 860, p6
The article reports on the plan of the U.S. government to review the drilling program of oil company Shell at the Arctic region. The announced review came after a series of mishaps in Shell's Arctic operations, including the Kulluk drilling rig breaking free from its tugs during a storm. The...
- Shell rig incident sparks drill fears. // Daily Mail;1/ 7/2013, p56
FEARS are growing that Royal Dutch Shell could further delay its entire drilling programme in the region where the US Army was embarrassingly called in to help salvage its Kulluk Arctic drilling rig.
- What You Said. SHEPPARD, ALYSON // Popular Mechanics;May2013, Vol. 190 Issue 5, p2
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including Kulluk rig of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, global warming, and energy independence for North America.
- Now Ikea is accused of dodging Â£700m in tax. // Daily Mail;2/16/2016, p31
IKEA has been accused of using a 'series of tax loopholes' to underpay almost Â£700million in taxes over five years.
- Shell under fire as drilling rig runs aground in Arctic. Mark Leftly // Evening Standard;1/ 2/2013, p35
ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners have accused Royal Dutch Shell of "staggering ineptitude" after a drilling rig ran aground in Alaska.