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Shell Underwater Oil-Spill Equipment Fails Key Test

By | November 30, 2012

Shell Oil has been building and testing equipment designed for the Arctic Ocean in Puget Sound.

In September, a key test of underwater oil-spill equipment was a spectacular failure.

It forced the energy giant to postpone Arctic oil drilling until next summer.

Shell and its federal regulators have been tight-lipped about the failed test. But freedom-of-information requests reveal what happened beneath the surface of Puget Sound.

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