Canada’s Beaufort wakens
Record bidding indicates majors turning to Arctic frontier; greens anger locals
For Petroleum News
As global oil giants ExxonMobil and BP jostle for position in the Canadian Arctic waters, pledging record amounts to lock up exploration rights, they also seem to be moving inexorably to a head-on clash with environmentalists.
Whether they have their sights set on oil or natural gas or both, the two....
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Eastward extension of existing Imperial-ExxonMobil license
Federal grants boosted Beaufort drilling in 1970s, 1980s
Subject to permits, Imperial-ExxonMobil plans 3-D seismic
Powerful environmental lobby
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