Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) is asking for more time to drill in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska,...

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

Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) is asking for more time to drill in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska, as delays threaten to end its plans this year before they even get off the ground. Shell filed a request with the Interior Department late last week requesting about two more weeks to drill beyond the U.S. government's Sept. 24 deadline based on estimates of when ice will begin reforming.