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Shell Faces New Questions After Rig Runs Aground

Jan 1, 2013 (All Things Considered) — After a massive oil rig ran aground near Kodiak, Alaska, Shell Oil again faces questions about its ambitious and expensive plans to drill for oil offshore in the Arctic. The rig doesn't hold any crude oil but carries more than 150,000 gallons of diesel and lube and hydraulic fluids. Drilling opponents claim the incident shows that fierce weather and daunting logistics make the Arctic unsafe for oil production.

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