Too Little Tuesday

Two men brave the cold Arctic to drill for oil manually.

Two men brave the cold Arctic to drill for oil manually.

Royal Dutch Shell announced Monday it is abandoning a multibillion-dollar effort to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic, bowing not to the vocal protests or calls to save the climate, but to cold hard reality. The company’s exploratory well, it turned out, was not finding enough oil or gas.

Shell said that its exploratory drilling at the Burger J well in the Alaskan Chukchi Sea tapped some reserves, but Shell determined they were “not sufficient to warrant further exploration,” according to a company statement.

The project’s results are “a clearly disappointing exploration outcome,” said Marvin Odum, the director of Shell Upstream Americas.

Environmentalists feel otherwise, hailing the company’s decision as a major win for the climate.

“Shell’s abandonment of drilling and cancellation of all exploratory activity in the Arctic is joyous news for our climate, communities along the Arctic Ocean, and the hundreds of thousands of people who have joined in public protests saying ‘Shell No’ to Arctic drilling,” Michael Brune, Sierra Club’s executive director, said in a statement.



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9 Responses to Too Little Tuesday

  1. David B. Benson says:

    The two men in the pix are taking an ice core.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    Elizabeth Warren is a Nixon Republican according to one commenter.


  3. Den says:

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    The result of ignorance at the Corporate level.
    I ordered a car part delivery expected today, I would not be there so I left a note on the door specifying an alternate delivery address 3 doors down. So what did the salamander delivery dude do? Gave it to my next door neighbor at 2PM, he leaves at 3! I got home at 4 (FedX is normally here 4 to 4:30), they pasted their tag directly over my note, DUH!
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  4. Den says:

    Off to Winnemucca tomorrow, temps in the 70’s expected, overheating should not be a problem, packing tools and water this time just in case, 😉


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