Gulf of Mexico News

Helicopter with 4 on Board Crashes in Gulf of Mexico

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard spent hours Thursday searching the waters off Louisiana for four people on board a helicopter that crashed while departing an oil platform. The helicopter’s pilot and three oil workers went into …

Keystone Pipeline Timetable for Restart Unclear; Traders Worry About Supply

NEW YORK —Traders expressed worry on Monday about how long Canada’s TC Energy Corp’s cleanup efforts would take in order to restart its Keystone oil pipeline after more than 14,000 barrels of oil leaked last week, the largest U.S. crude …

NTSB: Communications Outage a Factor in Lift Boat Disaster

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An outage involving a Coast Guard marine warning system and “data gaps” in radar systems were factors in last year’s deadly capsize of an oil industry vessel during severe storms off of Louisiana’s coast, the National …

Florida Shrimpers Race to Get Battered Fleet Back to Sea

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The seafood industry in southwest Florida is racing against time and the elements to save what’s left of a major shrimping fleet — and a lifestyle — that was battered by Hurricane Ian. The …

Dallas-Area Flooding Kills at Least One After Massive Downpour

A massive rainstorm in North Texas drenched parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth area with more than a foot of water, swamping roadways, triggering flash flood warnings and killing at least one person in what experts call a once-in-200-years event. A …

As Natural Gas Industry Expands in Gulf, Residents Fear Rising Damage

LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana (AP) — The front lawn of Lydia Larce’s home is strewn with debris: Remnants of cabinets and chunks of pink shower marble lie between dumpsters. She lives in a FEMA trailer out back, her home in shambles …

Terrebonne Levee System to Get $379 Million in Federal Money

HOUMA, La. (AP)–A levee system that protects Terrebonne and parts of Lafourche from Gulf of Mexico hurricanes will receive $379 million in federal money from the infrastructure bill passed by Congress, officials said Wednesday. U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., said …

Dec. 15 Storms Across North-Central U.S. Classified as Derecho

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP)–A line of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes that swept across the north-central U.S. last week was the result of a serial derecho _ the first on record in December, officials with the National Weather Service said Monday. At …

Tornadoes Push 2021 Insured Losses Over $105B as Climate Change Impact Grows

Devastation from tornadoes that slammed parts of the United States this month will push the insurance industry’s 2021 bill for weather-related claims well above the predicted $105 billion, industry experts said, and premiums should rise on worries that climate change …

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 …