John M. Broder, New York Times, March 14, 2013
WASHINGTON — The Shell Oil Company must provide a detailed plan addressing numerous safety and operational issues that plagued its efforts to extract oil beneath the Arctic Ocean last year if it wants to resume drilling off the coast of Alaska, the Interior Department said Thursday.
Shawn McCarthy, Globe and Mail, Feb. 28 2013
OTTAWA — The federal government is opening a vast new frontier for oil and gas activity in Nunavut’s high Arctic with a call for companies to indicate their interest in bidding for exploration rights.
Paul Koring, The Globe and Mail, Jan. 31 2013
WASHINGTON — Canada will begin a two-year stint at the helm of the eight-nation Arctic Council amid a clamour of competing calls for leadership, as the ice recedes and the race heats up to extract resource riches while protecting a fragile and now-exposed environment.
Richard Mauer & Lisa Demer, Anchorage Daily News, January 1, 2012
Update, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday:
More flyovers are planned for Wednesday to assess the condition of the Shell drilling rig Kulluk, which sits grounded on Sitkalidak Island, off Kodiak.
Lisa Demer, Anchorage Daily News, January 1, 2013 (18:34 PST)
Keith Doucette, The Star, 16 Nov 2012
HALIFAX — BP has been granted the right to explore in Nova Scotia’s offshore after the energy giant submitted a $1 billion bid, the highest ever accepted for deepwater exploration rights in Atlantic Canada.
Alex DeMarban, Alaska Dispatch, Oct 11, 2012
Believing the U.S. Arctic Ocean contains one of the world's richest undiscovered oil and gas plays, Royal Dutch Shell is already considering what it will take to ship vast amounts of oil across Alaska.
Kiley Kroh & Michael Conathan, Climate Progress / Video Report, August 20 2012
Andrew Callus, Reuters, Globe and Mail, Aug. 14 2012
LONDON — Booming like never before, the offshore oil and gas industry is exploring ever deeper into the ocean and drilling further under the sea bed, bringing strikes like one this week off Brazil, which may be one of the biggest yet in the region.
EcoWatch, June 11 2012
On July 11, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed an Executive Order prohibiting the Ohio Department of Natural Resources from “issuing any permit, license or lease allowing” oil and gas drilling in or under Lake Erie.
By Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press, July 4, 2012
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - More than 34,000 litres of oil and drilling mud that spilled off Newfoundland last year are a threat to wildlife that highlights a need for more offshore oversight, say biologists.
Mike Soraghan, E&E EnergyWire, July 5, 2012
What may be the first class-action suit against oil and gas companies for unleashing earthquakes is working its way through the federal courts in Arkansas.
By April 19, 2012, The Tyee,
NATHAN VANDERKLIPPE, Globe and Mail, Jun. 09, 2011
As the oil and gas industry works to convince Canada’s energy regulator that it can safely drill in the Arctic’s deep waters, it is proposing some creative – and controversial – methods to clean up spills in sea ice: using fires set from helicopters to burn oil and even the propeller blades of icebreakers to disperse it.
John Vidal, guardian.co.uk, May 24, 2011
Armed forces called in to prevent environmentalists interfering with Cairn Energy's exploration of Arctic waters
by Philip Radford, Grist, 10 May 2011
There are clear signs that a new Arctic oil rush has begun. Earlier this month, Shell submitted plans to the U.S. government for new drilling in the icy waters off Alaska's north coast, and now a Scottish company has won permission to take a similar gamble near Greenland. Tomorrow, Hillary Clinton will fly to the picturesque town of Nuuk in Greenland to discuss how spill response equipment might work in one of the world's most extreme and beautiful environments. I can save her the trip -- it won't.
Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun, February 18, 2011
The provincial government has launched another $120-million round of tax breaks for natural-gas producers to encourage them to build extraction infrastructure, Energy Minister Steve Thomson announced Thursday.
By ANDREW E. KRAMER and CLIFFORD KRAUSS, New York Times, February 15, 2011
MOSCOW — The Arctic Ocean is a forbidding place for oil drillers. But that is not stopping Russia from jumping in — or Western oil companies from eagerly following.
Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times, January 25, 2011
Democratic senators from the California, Oregon and Washington state launched a new drive Tuesday to ban drilling off the Pacific coast but face long odds of getting the bill past the House’s new Republican majority, especially at a time of high gasoline prices.
SHAWN McCARTHY, Globe and Mail, Jan. 11, 2011
A presidential panel on BP PLC’s (BP-N46.840.811.76%) Gulf of Mexico blowout is urging a major overhaul of the industry and government’s approach to offshore drilling both in the Gulf and in Arctic waters.
CBC News, December 10, 2010
Critics are applauding news that offshore drilling is not a priority for the B.C. government —but they are also urging the province to confirm a federal moratorium will stay in place.
CBC News, December 9, 2010
B.C.'s new energy minister says he has no plans to open up the West Coast to oil and gas exploration, as this drillship is doing off the coast of Louisiana in 2006. B.C.'s new energy minister says he has no plans to open up the West Coast to oil and gas exploration, as this drillship is doing off the coast of Louisiana in 2006. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)
SHAWN McCARTHY, Globe and Mail, Nov. 11, 2010
Imperial Oil Ltd. (IMO-T38.35-0.32-0.83%) wants more time to fulfill its ambitious drilling commitments in the far north, noting that two years have been lost while the National Energy Board struggles with rules for Arctic drilling.
Andrew Mayeda, National Post, Nov. 3, 2010
OTTAWA — Canada’s natural resources minister has been warned by officials in his department that the federal government would be powerless to unilaterally halt offshore drilling projects in areas where regulatory oversight is shared with the provinces, Postmedia News has learned.
Les Perreaux, Globe and Mail, August 30, 2010
In most places west of Manitoba, the arrival of yet another oil or gas drilling rig is cause for little notice or concern. In Quebec, a half dozen gas wells and the potential of hundreds more may be about to set off a new kind of identity crisis.