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US Oil Rig Grounded Off Alaska

Posted January 1st, 2013 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A huge Shell Oil drilling rig has run aground in a storm off the rugged coast of the remote U.S. state of Alaska. The U.S. Coast Guard said the Kulluk broke free from the ship handling it in rough seas in the Gulf of Alaska on New Year’s Eve and then was cut loose from […]

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US Oil Rig Grounded Off Alaska

Posted January 1st, 2013 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A huge Shell Oil drilling rig has run aground in a storm off the rugged coast of the remote U.S. state of Alaska. The U.S. Coast Guard said the Kulluk rig broke free from one ship handling it in rough seas in the Gulf of Alaska on New Year’s Eve and then was cut loose […]

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China’s First Deep-Water Oil Rig Starts Drilling

Posted May 9th, 2012 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say the country’s first deep-water oil drilling rig has begun operations in the South China Sea. The official Xinhua news agency says the rig began drilling for oil Wednesday at a depth of 1,500 meters in an area located about 320 kilometers southeast of Hong Kong. The state-owned China National Offshore Oil […]

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China Preps Huge Oil Platform for Deployment in South China Sea

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media are reporting that a massive deepwater oil platform, Marine Oil 981, will begin testing this week for the first time in preparation for its deployment to the South China Sea in July. The deployment of the semi-submersible platform comes as tensions rise in the hotly contested South China Sea. Shortly after China […]

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