Shell Authorized For Two Beaufort Sea Boreholes

Shell may have abandoned its hopes of hitting oil in the Arctic this year, but the company is now cleared to do preparatory work in the Beaufort Sea. The U.S Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement gave Shell the go-ahead today to drill a pair of 1,500-foot boreholes in Alaska’s northern waters. Shell is already doing similar work in the Chukchi Sea.

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