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GALVESTON, TX - MARCH 25: Workers with Garner Environmental Services clean up oil at East Beach on the Houston Ship Channel on March 25, 2014 in Galveston, Texas. Over 160,000 gallons of oil spilled from a barge On March 22, 2014 in Galveston Bay, closing the 50-mile Houston Ship Channel. (credit: Thomas Shea/Getty Images)

Experts: Gulf Oil Spill Won’t Affect Gas Prices

Things were as close to normal Wednesday since a barge spilled up to 170,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel.

03/26/2014

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Coast Guard Aims To Reopen Houston Ship Channel

The Coast Guard aimed to reopen one of the nation’s busiest seaports Monday, two days after a collision between a barge and a ship caused nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil to spill into the waters south of Houston.

03/24/2014

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No Timetable For Texas Oil Spill Cleanup

No timetable has been set to reopen a major shipping channel after nearly 170,000 gallons of oil spilled into the waterway, but more help was being called in to contain the spill.

03/24/2014

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International Trips You Can Do In A Weekend

Many international destinations close to home may prove to be a better option than South Beach or Miami. Among the best international trips that can be done in a weekend are the Bahamas, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Montreal and Vancouver.

01/21/2014

Birds fly over an island that is threatened by the massive Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill on May 9, 2010 in Gulf of Mexico. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gulf States Get First $113M From Oil Spill Pleas

The five states that border the Gulf of Mexico are getting $113 million to improve the environment.

11/14/2013

The letters BP, inscribed in sand and oil by a Greenpeace activist, are shown on a beach at the mouth of the Mississippi River on May 17, 2010 in near Venice, Louisiana. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Ex-Halliburton Manager Pleads Guilty

A former Halliburton manager pleaded guilty Tuesday to destroying evidence in the aftermath of the deadly rig explosion that spawned BP’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

10/15/2013

MERIDA, MEXICO - SEPTEMBER 23:  Winds fold a palm tree in half as Hurricane Isidore plowed across the state of Yucatan on September 23, 2002 in Merida, Mexico. Isidore, after being downgraded to a tropical storm as it moved inland over the Yucatan peninsula, was expected to pick up strength as it moved over the warm water of the Gulf of Mexico, and has the potential to regain  hurricane status.  (Photo by Susana Gonzalez/Getty Images)

Tropical Storm Karen Forms In Gulf Of Mexico

Tropical Storm Karen has formed in the Gulf of Mexico, and a hurricane watch is in effect along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida.

10/03/2013

A drilling rig is seen in the Gulf of Mexico. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Blowout May Tip Focus To Shallow-Water Drilling

Last week’s blowout on a natural gas rig off the Louisiana coast could shift regulators’ focus to shallow-water drilling and make an overhaul of safety equipment regulations more likely.

07/31/2013

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Scientists Collect Water Near Blown Well

Scientists gathered water samples on Saturday as they try to figure out if a gas well that blew wild last week off of the Louisiana coast is polluting the Gulf of Mexico.

07/29/2013

Flames from a burning fire. (credit: Getty Images/Paul Ellis/AFP)

Sediment Clogs Wild Natural Gas Well In Gulf

Natural gas has stopped flowing from a well that has been ablaze in the Gulf of Mexico and remaining small flames are from gas still in the pipe, regulators said Thursday.

07/25/2013

Flames from a burning fire. (credit: Getty Images/Paul Ellis/AFP)

Gas Well In The Gulf Continues To Burn

An out-of-control natural gas well off of the Louisiana coast continues to burn after it caught fire following a blowout that prompted the evacuation of 44 workers.

07/24/2013

A crane stands along a Gulf of Mexico coast beach at dawn. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Tropical Storm Barry Bears Down On Mexico

Tropical Storm Barry bore down on Mexico’s coast early Thursday as workers readied emergency shelters and forecasters warned of the possibility of flash floods and mudslides.

06/20/2013

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