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Shell says it’s ending Alaska offshore oil exploration

In a huge victory for the environment, Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it has decided to cease searching for oil in the frigid Arctic “for the foreseeable future” after it didn’t get promising results from an exploratory offshore well.