US govt sees no urgency among Arctic offshore drillers for 2014 | Reuters

Oil companies appear in no hurry to return in 2014 to the ice-choked federal waters off Alaska where Royal Dutch Shell’s exploration efforts foundered last year, the new head of the U.S. Interior Department said on Tuesday.

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, who took up the post in April, said that in meetings with the industry on her first official visit to Alaska she heard no sense of “urgency.”

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