February 4, 2011 12:17 PM

Shell again delays offshore drilling in Arctic, citing EPA

Shell's decision sets back the day when the company's offshore production could begin to help refill the trans-Alaska pipeline as output declines from aging North Slope oil fields. A year ago, the company had thought it would begin drilling five exploratory wells in the summer of 2010. Now those wells may not be drilled till 2012.

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