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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
State health officials have raised mercury concerns in advising some people not to eat or to limit consumption of certain fish caught off the Texas coast.
The Gulf coast appears healthy three years after the nation’s worst oil spill, but scientists and environmentalists are worried that problems may lurk below the surface.
The BP executive who led the company’s probe of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion defended the contents of his team’s report on the disaster in his testimony Monday for a trial over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
A BP executive who led the company’s internal probe of its 2010 blowout in the Gulf of Mexico is expected back on the stand for another day of testimony.
The first BP executive to testify at a trial over the nation’s worst oil spill is set to take the stand for a second day on Wednesday to discuss the 2010 disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
An engineer who played a prominent role in investigating levee breeches in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina is scheduled to be the first witness on Tuesday at the trial.