Shell Scores BSEE Approval For Oil Spill Plan In Arctic

Law360, New York (February 17, 2012, 7:49 PM EST) -- The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement on Friday approved Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc.'s oil spill response plan for offshore drilling in the Arctic, saying the company met strict requirements instituted in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon spill.

Shell was required to plan for a worst-case discharge nearly five times that of its previous plan, to prepare for adverse weather conditions, and to develop special equipment and strategies to respond to a loss of well control and a spill, which were all required under...
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