Shell's Arctic drilling plan under threat after US government orders review

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Grounding of Kulluk rig the latest in a series of mishaps, raising possibility that Shell may be forced to re-evaluate its proposals

The Obama administration ordered a sweeping review of Shell's plans to drill in the Arctic on Tuesday, after a series of mishaps ending with the New Year grounding of the company's Kulluk rig. The review...

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