Rebuffed Shell tries to find future in Alaska

Shell Oil returned to Alaska a few years ago enthusiastic about the potential for finding and developing offshore oil and natural gas reserves. But since then, it has tangled with North Slope Natives worried about the impact more oil development might have on subsistence whaling, and a renewed fight with Bristol Bay fishermen over new leasing in the North Aleutian Basin. But has all of that soured the company’s interest in Alaska?

Joel Southern, APRN – Washington, DC