Shell Oil Downsizing Drilling Plans

Shell Oil Co. says it has downsized its plan for off-shore drilling in the Arctic this year. Shell now hopes to complete two wells in 2012 off Alaska's northern coastline. The company had planned on drilling up to five wells. Shell spokesman Curtis Smith says a main reason for scaling back is the longer than expected time it's taking to finish and certify an oil spill containment barge being worked on in Bellingham, Wash.