16 Aug '11, 2pm

Take part in @Shell’s webchat about Arctic drilling today at 4pm to ask them tough questions that need answers

Take part in @Shell’s webchat about Arctic drilling today at 4pm to ask them tough questions that need answers

BP needed 6,500 ships and 50,000 people to plug the Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico, and it cost them over £20bn. Given that dealing with an Arctic spill would be even more challenging, can Shell confirm it will have similar resources on stand-by in Alaska should it drill in the Arctic? Shell has claimed it has a fully functioning, state-of-the-art oil spill response system in place for Alaska. Can the company confirm that these plans have been tested successfully during the Arctic autumn and winter months? Canadian regulators found that drilling a relief well in the Beaufort could take up to two years because of the impossibility of drilling during the harsh winter. Is this an assessment Shell agrees with? Before Deepwater Horizon, did Shell lobby the Canadian government to relax safety regulations that required relief wells to be drilled at the same time as ...

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