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Global Warming Complicates Shell’s Arctic Drilling



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Stupid ice

(Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) halted oil drilling in the Chukchi Sea in the Arctic on Monday just one day after starting as sea ice encroached on its drill ship, the company said in a statement.

“As a precautionary measure … Shell has made the decision to temporarily move off the Burger-A well to avoid potentially encroaching sea ice,” it said.

“Once the ice moves on, the Noble Discoverer (drilling ship) will re-connect to anchors and continue drilling.”



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