Friday, June 4, 2021
NOAA Chart of the Gulf of Mexico
Environment

Gulf Of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ Shrunk A Little

NOAA scientists are forecasting this summer’s Gulf of Mexico hypoxic area or “dead zone” — an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and other marine life — to be approximately...

June 4, 2021
Total Views: 4151

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
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Accidents

BSEE Panel to Investigate Fatal Accident on Offshore Platform in Gulf of Mexico

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has established a panel to investigate the death of a worker at a Gulf of Mexico offshore platform earlier this month. The...

May 25, 2021
Total Views: 1760

Monday, May 17, 2021
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Accidents

Contractor Killed in Accident at Gulf of Mexico Offshore Facility -Operator

Houston-based offshore oil and gas producer Fieldwood Energy has confirmed the death of a contractor at one of its Eugene Island offshore facilities in the Gulf of Mexico. As reported...

May 17, 2021
Total Views: 6585

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
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Offshore

Biden Issues Dozens of Oil Drilling Permits in First Few Days

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — The Biden administration has issued at least 31 new drilling permits authorizing operations on federal land and coastal waters, despite an order putting political appointees...

January 27, 2021
Total Views: 5076

Thursday, November 12, 2020
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Offshore

Record Hurricane Season Deals Worst Blow to Gulf Oil Production in a Decade

By Sheela Tobben (Bloomberg) –It’s the year of the unprecedented and the hurricane season has been no exception. A record-breaking hurricane season shut in an OPEC-nation amount of oil during...

November 12, 2020
Total Views: 151

Friday, October 16, 2020
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Offshore

BOEM Sets Date for Region-Wide Oil and Gas Lease Sale in Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will offer approximately 78 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for a region-wide lease sale now scheduled for next month, Acting...

October 16, 2020
Total Views: 30

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
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Maritime News

U.S. Warns of Piracy Risk in Southern Gulf of Mexico

MEXICO CITY, June 17 (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Wednesday issued a warning about the threat posed by pirates to boats and oil installations in the southern Gulf of...

June 17, 2020
Total Views: 205

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
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Maritime News

PEMEX Suspends Supplier Contracts, Triggering Job Losses

By Amy Stillman and Peter Millard (Bloomberg) –Mexico’s state oil giant is suspending contracts with service providers and suppliers, triggering thousands of job losses, people with direct knowledge of the...

June 10, 2020
Total Views: 24

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
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Maritime News

Pirates Attack Micoperi OSV in Gulf of Mexico, Injuring Two

MEXICO CITY, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Pirates attacked an Italy-flagged offshore supply vessel in the southern Gulf of Mexico, injuring two crew members, the Mexican Navy said on Tuesday, in...

November 13, 2019
Total Views: 88

Thursday, November 7, 2019
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Maritime News

Texas Coast Supertanker Terminal On Track for Late 2022

By Devika Krishna Kumar NEW YORK, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Energy Transfer LP said on Thursday discussions with potential shippers to build an offshore crude export facility in Texas capable...

November 7, 2019
Total Views: 6

Thursday, October 24, 2019
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Interesting

U.S. Gulf’s Deepwater Oil Drillers Get $18 Billion Break from Decades-Old Law

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) –The U.S. has forfeited some $18 billion tied to oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico since 2000 because of a decades-old law...

October 24, 2019
Total Views: 29

Monday, September 30, 2019
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Maritime News

Pemex Seeks Control of U.S. Firm’s Billion-Barrel Find in Gulf of Mexico

By David Alire Garcia MEXICO CITY, Sept 30 (Reuters) – When U.S. oil firm Talos Energy found nearly a billion barrels off Mexico’s southern Gulf coast two years ago, it...

September 30, 2019
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Offshore

Region-Wide Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Draws $159.4 Million in High Bids

By Jessica Resnick-Ault and Nichola Groom NEW YORK, Aug 20 (Reuters) – A major auction of oil and gas leases in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday received $159.4...

August 21, 2019
Total Views: 2

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Taylor Energy Oil Spill Containment
Maritime News

Gulf of Mexico’s 14-Year Oil Leak Finally Contained

A team of contractors has finally contained an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that has been spewing from the site of a damaged platform for more than 14...

May 16, 2019
Total Views: 18

Friday, March 29, 2019
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Maritime News

Deep-Water Oil Explorers Push Ahead in Mexico

By Amy Stillman (Bloomberg) — International oil companies including Malaysia’s Petronas, U.S. independent Murphy Oil Corp. and Spain’s Repsol SA are pushing ahead with plans to develop Mexico’s deep-water fields,...

March 29, 2019
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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Offshore

Low Prices Spark Interest in Latest U.S. Gulf Lease Sale

By Nichola Groom March 20 (Reuters) – The Trump administration’s fourth major auction for oil and gas leases in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico received $244 million in high bids...

March 20, 2019
Total Views: 4

Friday, December 14, 2018
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Maritime News

U.S. Coast Guard to Tackle 14-Year-Old Oil Leak in the Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. Coast Guard has partially assumed federal control over the operation to contain an oil dishcarge from the site of MC20 platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico that...

December 14, 2018
Total Views: 13

Friday, October 12, 2018
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Maritime News

Oil Majors Offload Gulf of Mexico Fields to Hunt Bigger Finds

By Kevin Crowley and David Wethe (Bloomberg) — Big Oil is giving up looking for singles and doubles in the Gulf of Mexico: Now it’s home runs or bust. Exxon...

October 12, 2018
Total Views: 1

Thursday, October 11, 2018
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Maritime News

U.S. Oil Firms Restoring Operations in Storm-Battered Gulf of Mexico

HOUSTON, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Major oil producers and drillers, including Chevron Corp and BP Plc, on Thursday began returning crews to more than 90 offshore facilities in the U.S....

October 11, 2018
Total Views: 2

Thursday, September 27, 2018
Maritime News

China’s Nexen Plans Gulf of Mexico Oil Exit Amid Trade War -Sources

By Jessica Resnick-Ault and Ron Bousso NEW YORK/LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Nexen Petroleum, a unit of China’s CNOOC Ltd, plans to exit the United States, divesting its stake in...

September 27, 2018
Total Views: 2