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Unless you have been hiding in a cave somewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, you know by now that Shell has exited the Arctic after a number of years, with more than $7 billion in expenditures and a proposed program that has generated more attention and protest than the first man on the moon. Their 6,800-ft well, 80 mi offshore in the Chukchi Sea, did not find enough potential to warrant further exploration in the area, Shell said, despite the fact that the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas may contain as much as 26 Bbbl of recoverable oil, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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