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Trump executive order aims to allow Arctic drilling

Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at reducing restrictions on oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic in order to "unleash American energy".
The US president said it would create "thousands and thousands" of jobs, despite a downturn in the oil market.

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Shell gets final permit for Arctic oil drilling

Oil and gas giant Shell has been granted the final permit it needs to begin drilling below the ocean floor for oil in the Arctic.
Shell began work last month, but was allowed to drill just the top sections of two wells, off the coast of Alaska.

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Shell Arctic oil drilling to commence within weeks

Oil and gas giant Shell is expected to begin drilling for oil in the Arctic within the next two weeks.
Thirty ships left Dutch Harbor in Alaska on Thursday for the Arctic to support two initial exploratory wells.

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Shell starts preparatory drilling for offshore oil well off Alaska

Royal Dutch Shell has begun preparatory drilling for an offshore oil well in the Arctic, the oil company announced Sunday, the first step in a long-controversial project.
U.S. authorities granted Shell permission to begin work on the well in the Chukchi Sea, about 90 miles off the Alaskan North Slope, in late August.

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