EPA releases draft air permits for Alaskan exploration projects

07/24/2011 | Nasdaq.com · Reuters

Royal Dutch Shell and ConocoPhillips secured draft air-quality permits from the Environmental Protection Agency for their exploration projects off Alaska's coast. The permits cover Conoco's Chukchi Sea drilling project and Shell's Beaufort Sea exploration plan. "The issuance of a second draft air permit for our 2012 exploration program is another in a series of recent, positive developments and adds to our optimism that we will be drilling our offshore leases in Alaska by this time next year," said Curtis Smith, a spokesman for Shell.

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