Stories tagged: Gulf of Mexico
Thu., May 18, 2017, 3:14 p.m.
Team of researchers thinks dinosaurs were minutes away from surviving extinction
From our standpoint 66 million years later, it’s easy to assume the demise of the dinosaurs was an inevitability. But an international team of researchers is making a radical argument …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 4:22 p.m.
Feds: Fund execs lied after oil rig blast hurt investments
Hedge fund executives were charged Monday in a $1 billion fraud case linked to an oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that killed three workers and injured several …
Fri., June 10, 2016, 5:51 p.m.
Mexico to offer farm-out on deep water field in Gulf
Mexico’s state-owned oil company announced Friday it will offer a farm-out arrangement to private firms to join in the exploration of a deep-water field in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mon., May 30, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
Family finds body of man swept away on Texas Gulf Coast
The Coast Guard says the body of a man who was swept away while trying to rescue a woman in distress has been recovered near where he disappeared on the …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 6:50 a.m.
Monitoring of decade-old Gulf of Mexico oil leak eased
Adds comments from Waterkeeper Alliance attorney. With AP Photos. AP Photo GARV103
Wed., April 20, 2016, 4:19 p.m.
Oil plant explosion injures 3 workers on Gulf Coast
A powerful explosion ripped through an oil plant on the southern coast of the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, injuring three workers, authorities said.
Tue., April 12, 2016, 6:13 p.m.
Baby dolphin deaths tied to 2010 BP oil spill
Researchers looking into the largest dolphin and whale die-off on record in the Gulf of Mexico following the 2010 BP oil spill have tied a spike in the number of …
Mon., April 4, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
$20B settlement from 2010 BP oil spill gets judge’s OK
A federal judge in New Orleans granted final approval Monday to an estimated $20 billion settlement over the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, resolving years of …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 5:09 p.m.
45 million more Gulf acres to be opened for energy development
The federal government will hold lease sales next month to open up 45 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration, the Obama administration announced Thursday.
Sun., Sept. 7, 2014, midnight
Hook-injured turtles released after treatment
JACKSON, Miss. – Ten young sea turtles nursed back to health after swallowing anglers’ hooks are headed back into the Gulf of Mexico. The animals released Saturday are among 213 …
Tue., July 23, 2013, 11:47 a.m.
47 rescued from Gulf rig after natural gas blowout
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities have restricted air and nautical traffic around the site of a natural gas well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. Forty-seven workers on a drilling …
Fri., July 8, 2011, 6:46 p.m.
BP wants to end future Gulf oil spill payouts
BP is arguing that victims of last year’s Gulf oil spill should not be paid any more claims for future losses because the areas affected by the spill have recovered …
Mon., Nov. 8, 2010, 10:47 a.m.
Panel: Dollars did not trump safety in Gulf spill
The presidential commission investigating the BP Gulf oil spill challenged claims in Congress that the oil company and others sacrificed safety to cuts cost. In preliminary findings issued today, the …
Fri., Sept. 17, 2010, 12:53 p.m.
Cement starts flowing to plug BP well for good
Crews started pumping cement today deep under the seafloor to permanently plug BP’s blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico.
Thu., Sept. 2, 2010, 11:02 a.m.
Oil sheen spotted after Gulf rig explosion
Another oil rig exploded and caught fire today off the Louisiana coast, spreading a mile-long oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico west of the site of BP’s massive spill. …
Sun., Aug. 8, 2010, midnight
Gulf seafood has image problem
NEW ORLEANS – The rich fishing grounds of the Gulf of Mexico are beginning to reopen more than three months after crude oil began gushing from the sea floor. But …
Fri., Aug. 6, 2010, midnight
BP forces cement into Gulf oil well
LOS ANGELES – It took BP a mere five hours to pump a stream of cement down the throat of its troublesome well Thursday, finishing another major step in its …
Thu., Aug. 5, 2010, midnight
Officials respond to well fix with cautious optimism
VENICE, La. – BP’s long and halting effort to bring an end to the Gulf of Mexico disaster crossed a key threshold Wednesday when the company packed its ruptured well …
Wed., Aug. 4, 2010, 5:22 p.m.
Crush of mud plugs BP’s well in the Gulf
In the end, it was a crush of mud that finally plugged the blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico, three months after the offshore drilling rig explosion that unleashed …
Wed., Aug. 4, 2010, midnight
Pressure drops as static kill fills well
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – BP embarked Tuesday on an operation that could seal the biggest offshore oil leak in U.S. history once and for all, forcing mud down …
Tue., Aug. 3, 2010, midnight
4.9 million barrels spilled in the Gulf
LOS ANGELES – BP’s outlaw well released more than 200 million gallons of oil before it was capped, government officials said Monday, as the company prepared to stuff the well …
Mon., Aug. 2, 2010, midnight
Engineers prepare next oil spill remedy
NEW ORLEANS – The only thing keeping millions more gallons of oil out of the Gulf of Mexico right now is a rush job: an experimental cap that has held …
Thu., July 29, 2010, midnight
Crews prepare relief well for oil gusher
NEW ORLEANS – Crews took another step toward readying the relief well expected to finally kill the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher, removing the plug they had popped in before …
Wed., July 28, 2010, midnight
BP positions for fresh start
NEW ORLEANS – Battered BP began reinventing itself in the shadow of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill Tuesday, naming its first American CEO as it reported a record $17 …
Mon., July 26, 2010, 10:37 a.m.
BP’s Hayward to leave as CEO; Russia job in works
Tony Hayward, who became the face of BP’s flailing efforts to contain the massive Gulf oil spill, will step down as chief executive in October and be offered a job …
Mon., July 26, 2010, midnight
BP scuttling embattled CEO
ATLANTA – After a bruising week of gulf oil-spill hearings and more scrutiny to come, BP moved Sunday to accelerate the departure of Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward, who has …
Fri., July 23, 2010, midnight
Ships ordered out of spill site
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – Key ships stationed over BP’s crippled well in the Gulf of Mexico were ordered to evacuate Thursday ahead of Tropical Storm Bonnie, and engineers …
Thu., July 22, 2010, midnight
Storm crimps plans for relief well work
NEW ORLEANS – A storm brewing in the Caribbean brought the deep-sea effort to plug the ruptured oil well to a near standstill Wednesday just as BP was getting tantalizingly …
Wed., July 21, 2010, midnight
BP knew of problems at well
KENNER, La. – BP officials knew about a problem on a critical well safety device at least three months before the catastrophic April 20 explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, …
Tue., July 13, 2010, midnight
BP places containment cap on well
BP lowered a new, tight-fitting containment cap over its renegade well in the Gulf of Mexico late Monday, a move that may give the company the ability to shut off …