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Gulf of Mexico Oil

Secrecy Shrouds Decade-Old Oil Spill In Gulf Of Mexico

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and JEFF DONN | Posted 04.17.2015 | Green

OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — A blanket of fog lifts, exposing a band of rainbow sheen that stretches for miles off the coast of Louisiana. From th...

Mexico Oil Platform Fire Kills 4, 300 Evacuated

Reuters | Ana Isabel Martinez | Posted 04.02.2015 | Green

MEXICO CITY, April 1 (Reuters) - At least four people died after a fire broke out on a Pemex oil processing platform in the Gulf of Mexico early on ...

BP Gets A Pass On Billions Of Dollars In Fines For Gulf Oil Spill

Reuters | Posted 01.16.2015 | Business

BPwill face a maximum fine of $13.7 billion under the Clean Water Act for its Gulf of Mexico oil spill, several billion dollars less than feared.

Judge: 3 Million Barrels Discharged After 2010 BP Spill

AP | By KEVIN McGILL | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The amount of oil discharged into the Gulf of Mexico as a result of a 2010 rig explosion was more than BP estimated, but less tha...

Kate Sheppard

Offshore Drilling Hearing Continues Despite Government Shutdown | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee still held a hearing on oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday morning, despite a government shutdown ...

Study: Oil In Gulf Likely Came From Rig Wreckage

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 09.15.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — A team of researchers has concluded that pockets of oil trapped in the wreckage of the sunken Deepwater Horizon are the likely sou...

Small Spill Reported From Oil Platform In Gulf

AP | Posted 12.04.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard says an estimated 76 gallons of crude oil spilled from an oil platform operated by Apache Corp. off the coast of ...

BP Sells Some Gulf Of Mexico Assets To Cover Oil Spill Costs

AP | Posted 11.10.2012 | Green

LONDON (AP) — Oil company BP said Monday it is selling some deep-water assets in the Gulf Mexico to Plains Exploration & Production Co. for $5.5...

18 Months Later: Drilling Deeper Than Ever

AP | JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 02.29.2012 | Green

ALAMINOS CANYON BLOCK 857, GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — Two hundred miles off the coast of Texas, ribbons of pipe are reaching for oil and natural gas deep...

Cuba To Drill For Oil In Gulf

AP | By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 06.05.2011 | Green

HAVANA -- Cuba and partner companies will begin drilling five oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico this summer in hopes of locating enough crude to justify...

BP Says It Has Made 'Giant' New Oil Discovery

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Oil giant BP says it has made a "giant" new oil discovery in its fields in the Gulf of Mexico....

Mexico: Gang Stole Oil, Sold To US

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Police in northern Mexico caught a gang that allegedly stole oil from state-owned pipelines and smuggled it across the border to s...

Americans are driving much less; But one area of the country can't get any gas or diesel at all

Steve Parker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steve Parker

Gas shortages through a major swath of the country? Stations running dry? Welcome Back, 1974! When does the rationing start ... again? Americans are ...

"Oil Rigs Are Pretty": Senator McConnell

PolitckerKY | Trey Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A proponent of expanded drilling in both the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, incumbent U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Louisvi...