Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) will begin drilling off Alaska’s north coast in Q3, Interior...

|About: Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A)|By:, SA News Editor

Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) will begin drilling off Alaska’s north coast in Q3, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says in outlining U.S. plans to advance Arctic energy production. Shell is awaiting U.S. approval of the final permit to develop leases bought in 2005 and 2008; COP and STO also have won Arctic rights and plan to join Shell in the area last explored in the early 1990s.