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Vol. 15, No. 20 Week of May 16, 2010
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Court rejects appeals over Shell plans

9th Circuit says that MMS met legal standards for review when it approved Shell’s Beaufort Sea, Chukchi Sea exploration plans

Alan Bailey

Petroleum News

On May 13 a panel of three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit rejected an appeal against the U.S. Minerals Management Service’s approval of Shell’s 2010 exploration plans for the Beaufort and Chukchi seas. Shell plans to use the drillship Frontier Discoverer to drill two wells....

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