Gulf of Mexico News

Three Years After Hurricane, Regeneration, a Possible New Beach

ALLIGATOR POINT, Fla. (AP) — Three years after Hurricane Michael left a path of destruction spanning hundreds of miles along the Forgotten Coast, Tonya McNabb decided to move to Alligator Point permanently. She’s rebuilt the porch that was ripped from …

As Ida-Hit Port Fourchon Rebuilds, Disappearing Wetlands Threaten its Future

PORT FOURCHON, Louisiana — On Louisiana’s south coast, in a key port servicing the U.S. offshore oil industry, a huge shipyard sits idle and in tatters. Where parts of the nine-bay terminal’s roof once hung, only a tangle of twisted …

Shell Flags $400M Hurricane Hit, But Boost From Soaring Prices

Royal Dutch Shell warned on Thursday of a $400 million hit to third-quarter earnings from the damage caused by August’s Hurricane Ida. However, in an update ahead of quarterly results this month, the oil major also flagged a boost to …

U.S. Hurricane Damage to Cut Shell Oil Output Through Year-End

HOUSTON — Royal Dutch Shell, the largest U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil producer, said damage to offshore transfer facilities from Hurricane Ida will cut production into early next year, slashing deliveries of a type of crude oil prized by refiners. …

After Ida Oil Spill, Divers Put Containment Dome on Pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The company overseeing the response to a large oil spill spurred by Hurricane Ida said Tuesday that a containment dome has been placed over a broken undersea pipeline, stemming the flow into the Gulf of Mexico. Houston-based …

No Hurricane Has Hit U.S. Energy Markets Quite Like Ida Has

Only about 20% of Gulf of Mexico oil and gas production is back online after Hurricane Ida battered south-east Louisiana, marking a even slower comeback than in the wake of Katrina. More than a week after the Category 4 storm …

Hurricane Grace Makes Landfall Near Mexico’s Tulum Temples

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Grace struck Mexico’s Caribbean coast just south of the ancient Mayan temples of Tulum early Thursday, pushing a dangerous storm surge. Heavy rain and strong winds threatened to destroy flimsier homes and keep …

Tropical Storm Fred Strengthens Again in Gulf Near Florida

Twin tropical storms promise heavy rains across Florida and more misery for Haiti, reeling after hundreds were killed following a massive earthquake Saturday. In the Gulf of Mexico, Tropical Storm Fred, which had been battered by its path across the …

Coast Guard: Capsized Lift Boat Cracking as Salvage Planned

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The offshore service vessel that capsized in the Gulf of Mexico in a deadly April disaster is cracking and will have to be brought ashore in sections, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday. A Coast Guard …

Offshore Lift Boat Flipped While Lowering Legs, Turning

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An offshore oil industry boat had begun to lower its legs and was trying to turn to face heavy winds when it flipped in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana last month, according to a preliminary …