Shell's (RDS.A, RDS.B) drilling rig that ran aground in Alaska on New Year's Eve left port in...

|By:, SA News Editor

Shell's (RDS.A, RDS.B) drilling rig that ran aground in Alaska on New Year's Eve left port in order to avoid millions of dollars in state taxes, a Shell official reportedly told a Coast Guard investigation over the weekend, contradicting earlier statements by CEO Peter Voser that the tax issue was "no factor" in the decision to move the rig.