Posts Tagged “alaska”

Shell recruits training for Arctic oil spill response

Originally published on by Jennifer A. Dlouhy Against the backdrop of Alaska’s snow-topped Chugach Mountains and in the same waters that were spoiled by the Exxon Valdez oil spill more than two decades ago, Shell is training recruits in skills it hopes they never have to use. The company is putting scores of people through oil […]

BSEE has approved Shell’s oil spill response plan

Originally published on Petropedia. In another step toward opening the gate to Shell’s long planned Alaska Arctic drilling program, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, or BSEE, has approved Shell’s oil spill response plan for the company’s planned exploratory drilling in the Beaufort Sea. “We have conducted an exhaustive […]

Oil Spill Lessons: Audio interview

Originally published on In the 23 years since the tanker Exxon Valdez hit the reef, oil spill prevention has improved greatly in Alaska. Nobody wants another spill.  But if it happens will we be ready to respond?  Two years ago, a spill in the Gulf of Mexico showed there is still room for improvement. Listen to the audio […]

Exxon Valdez sets course for scrap yard

Originally published on The National. The Exxon Valdez, perhaps the most infamous oil tanker of all time for its involvement in the spilling of crude oil all over Alaska’s pristine Prince William Sound in the late 1980s, has been sold for scrap. In the spring of 1989, televisions around the world showed endless footage of sea […]