Gulf of Mexico News

U.S. Charges 2 Offshore Workers Over Gulf of Mexico Oil Spills

Two Fieldwood Energy LLC oil workers face federal criminal charges for allegedly separately allowing crude oil spills from offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms to avoid required shut downs. The two were indicted Tuesday for spills in 2015 and 2018, …

Tropical Storm Eta to Drench Florida With Downpours for Days

After coming ashore in the Florida Keys overnight, Tropical Storm Eta will wander the eastern Gulf of Mexico, dumping heavy rain on the Sunshine State and raking it with gusty winds. Eta will likely become a Category 1 hurricane later …

Hurricane Eta Lumbers Toward Nicaragua, Bringing Deadly Rain

Hurricane Eta is battering Nicaragua with violent wind and devastating rain as it lumbers toward shore, threatening to trigger deadly floods and landslides. The storm, one of the Atlantic’s most powerful of the year, is packing winds of 145 miles …

Eta Ties 2005 for the Most Atlantic Storms in a Single Year

Tropical Storm Eta formed overnight in the Caribbean, becoming the Atlantic’s 28th storm of 2020 and tying a 2005 record for the most named systems in a single year in records going back to 1851. Forming southeast of Jamaica, Eta …

Dredge Scarcity Could Make Rebuilding Coast Slower, Costly

NEW ORLEANS — Just as Louisiana begins an ambitious slate of projects to rebuild its crumbling coastline, the essential ingredients — sea sand and river silt — will be harder to come by. That’s not because these materials are rare; …

Energy Companies Restore U.S. Gulf Production After Hurricane

HOUSTON — Energy companies forged ahead restoring oil and natural gas production in the U.S.-regulated northern Gulf of Mexico on Monday, three days after Hurricane Delta made landfall, said the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). Shut offshore …

Hurricane Delta Halting Oil Production From Platforms, Refineries

HOUSTON — Hurricane Delta raked across the Gulf of Mexico, halting most of the region’s offshore oil output on Thursday after energy companies shut-in wells, pulled staff from offshore platforms and began securing coastal processing plants. The storm was about …

Hurricane Delta Hits Mexican Coast With Dangerous Storm Surge

Hurricane Delta weakened to a Category 3 storm just before slamming into the coast of Mexico, but remains life-threatening. Delta came ashore along the northeastern Yucatan Peninsula near Puerto Morelos, the National Hurricane Center said at 6:49 a.m. in New …

U.S. Gulf Oil Platforms Shutting As Hurricane Delta Strengthens

HOUSTON — Energy companies were securing offshore production platforms and evacuating workers on Tuesday, some for the sixth time this year, as a major hurricane took aim at U.S. oil production in the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Delta, the 25th …

Delta Becomes Category 4 Hurricane, Threatens to Wreck Cancun

Hurricane Delta has strengthened to a building-wrecking Category 4 hurricane as it barrels toward Cancun, where it could cause $10 billion in losses before plowing across the Gulf of Mexico and coming ashore again between Louisiana and Florida. Delta is …