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updated 10:10 PM PDT, May 3, 2016

Shell leaves the Arctic

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Lackluster returns forces oil giant to abandon plans to drill in the Arctic.

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Lackluster returns forces oil giant to abandon plans to drill in the Arctic.

The 572-foot Noble Discoverer, owned by Noble Drilling U.S. LLC, reached Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands on Sunday afternoon. After a Coast Guard inspection, the vessel departed Monday for the Port of Everett in Washington, Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said.

The Polar Pioneer, owned by Transocean Ltd., reached Dutch Harbor on Monday afternoon. Two tug boats accompanying the semi-submersible drilling vessel, the Ocean Wind and Ocean Wave vessel, planned to refuel and change crews. The Polar Pioneer will be towed to Port Angeles, Wash.

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Jacob Palmer

Jacob Palmer is the former digital news editor for Oregon Business.

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