Gulf of Mexico News

Storm Threats Loom Across Atlantic From Gulf of Mexico to Africa

While a tropical storm approaches Bermuda, the threat of more powerful systems is expanding across the Atlantic, from the Gulf of Mexico to Africa. Tropical Storm Paulette probably will become a hurricane on Sept. 13 as it nears Bermuda, possibly …

Oil Eases as Producers, Refiners Avoid Worst of Hurricane

NEW YORK — Oil prices inched lower on Friday as Hurricane Laura passed the heart of the U.S. oil industry in Louisiana and Texas without causing any widespread damage and companies were beginning to restart operations. Brent crude futures for …

Energy Firms Tally Hurricane Damage, Plot Restarts as Laura Races North

U.S. energy companies on Thursday were organizing crews and beginning to review offshore Gulf of Mexico platforms and assess damage to coastal operations as Hurricane Laura took its fierce winds inland. The storm hit Louisiana early Thursday with 150 mile-per-hour …

Genevieve Loses Punch as 2 New Storms Aim for the Gulf of Mexico

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico — Hurricane Genevieve lost some of its punch Thursday even as it lashed Mexico’s Los Cabos tourist resorts with hurricane-force gusts and heavy rains. And two storms formed in the Atlantic Basin — both on potential …

Atlantic Brews Up Three Chances for Year’s Next Tropical Storm

Forecasters are tracking three potential tropical systems in the Atlantic, including two that could threaten the Gulf of Mexico. A patch of showers and thunderstorms off Texas has a 10% chance of becoming 2020’s seventh storm, the National Hurricane Center …

Shell, Murphy Evacuating Non-Essential Workers From U.S. Gulf Due to Storm

Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Murphy Oil Corp began evacuating non-essential workers from the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Thursday because of the threat from Tropical Storm Cristobal. Shell said its production and drilling operations in the U.S.-regulated northern Gulf …

Oil Refineries, Offshore Drillers Face Hurricane Challenges Amid Pandemic

HOUSTON — As oil and gas companies began shutting offshore production before the first tropical storm of the season in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, experts said restarting wells and refineries will take longer and prove more costly this year …

Cristobal Seen Regaining Strength After Storm’s Pass Over Mexico

The hills of the Yucatan Peninsula sapped Tropical Storm Cristobal of some of its power on Thursday, but forecasters warn it will likely gain strength as it heads north across the Gulf of Mexico to the U.S coast, where it …

10 Years After BP Spill: Oil Drilled Deeper; Rules Relaxed

NEW ORLEANS — Ten years after an oil rig explosion killed 11 workers and unleashed an environmental nightmare in the Gulf of Mexico, companies are drilling in deeper and deeper waters, where payoffs can be huge but risks are greater …

Texas Court Erases $13M From Jury Award for Offshore Oil Well Claim

A Texas appellate court shaved $13.6 million off of a jury’s award against Lloyds’ of London syndicates to the owner of a Gulf of Mexico oil well and platform that was destroyed by Hurricane Rita in 2005. The 1st District …