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Geography 3422A/B
Milford Green

Energy Drills, Chills and Spills 11/7/2012 6:12:00 PM Energy Drills, Chills and Spills  Melting of the Arctic sea ice is making exploration easier but extracting fuel remains difficult and expensive  Unlike Sitting Bull’s Lakota Sioux, who fought the US government for decades over land rights, the Inupiat Eskimos have accepted the incursion into their territory by multinationals hunting oil and gas  2008 study – an area within the Arctic Circle may hold 90bn barrels of oil, and 1,669tn cubic feet of natural gas (respectively 13 and 30 percent of the world’s estimated undiscovered reserves)  Reserves are becoming exposed by the retreat of Arctic sea ice (global warming)  Avoiding a spill is particularly important in the vulnerable ecosystem of the Arctic  The Arctic Challenger – 300ft barge built in the 1970s o Commissioned by Royal Dutch Shell to drill in the Arctic o Questions around safety – risk of fire as it handles large volumes of oil and gas
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