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Vol. 15, No. 47 Week of November 21, 2010
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Pew group slams Arctic offshore response plans

Report says severe weather and sea conditions, and lack of support infrastructure, would compromise attempts to recover spilled oil

Alan Bailey

Petroleum News

The Pew Environment Group has published a report strongly questioning the practicality of conducting an oil spill response in the Arctic offshore. “Darkness, extreme weather and shifting sea ice could delay efforts to stop an oil-well blowout in the U.S. Arctic Ocean for six months or more, trapping....

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