Skip to comments.Heavy ice could delay start of Shell Alaska's Arctic drilling
Posted on 05/27/2012 8:44:27 AM PDT by King_Corey
The heaviest polar ice in more than a decade could postpone the start of offshore oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean until the beginning of August, a delay of up to two weeks, Shell Alaska officials said.
Unveiling a newly refurbished ice-class rig that is poised to begin drilling two exploratory wells this summer in the Beaufort Sea, Shell executives said Friday that the unusually robust sea ice would further narrow what already is a tight window for operations. The company's $4-billion program is designed to measure the extent of what could be the United States' most important new inventory of oil and gas.
LA Times has an Excerpt Policy, you will have to goto the link to read more...
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so with all that ice ,did the sea level drop LOL
But! But! what about Global warming how are the oceans supposed rise, was looking forward to water front property,Damn.
Darn that global warming!
I thouht globul warming already melted most of the ice up there.
but,...but,... Al Gore said the ICE was melting.... </S
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That can’t be true! Al Gore said the ice is melting and the polar bears are drowning. He made a whole movie about it. sarc/off
What sort of bull is this? I watch all of the science channels, and they all assure me that global warming is melting the polar ice caps, and that the polar bears can hardly make a living anymore.
If you need more proof than that, it's hot in Texas right now!
The LA Times is obviously lying. We all know that Global Warming is true.