Record flooding hits US Midwest, threatens South

Record flooding hits US Midwest, threatens South

Swollen rivers in the US Midwest and other regions brought flood warnings for over 12 million Americans on Wednesday as scores of buildings were submerged after days of intense rain in which 24 people have died.

Mexico holds oil auction for first time in 80 years

Nearly 80 years after kicking foreign energy companies out of the country, the government is offering 14 blocks in shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico worth an estimated USD 17 billion in total.

Tropical Storm Bill charges across Texas and weakens

Tropical Storm Bill charges across Texas and weakens

Tropical Storm Bill headed further into central Texas with heavy rains and high winds on Wednesday before losing its punch and no serious injuries were reported, relieving officials and residents just three weeks after floods killed about 30 people in the state.

Fire on oil rig in Gulf of Mexico

The US Coast Guard rescued 28 oil workers from an offshore platform in the Gulf Of Mexico on Friday after a fire broke out.

UK government tells BP it would oppose takeover: Reports

The British government has warned oil giant BP that it would oppose a foreign takeover of the company weakened in recent years by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, media reports said Monday.

Three missing after deadly Mexico oil rig fire

Three workers were reported missing on Friday, a day after an explosion and fire on a Mexican oil platform that killed four people, as authorities opened an investigation into the cause.

BP appeals US judge's ruling on size of Gulf oil spill

BP Plc on Monday appealed a federal judge`s finding of the size of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which leaves the company potentially liable to pay $13.7 billion in fines.

Russia's long-range bombers to conduct patrol missions near US shores

Russia's long-range bombers to conduct patrol missions near US shores

Russia's long-range bombers will conduct regular patrol missions from the Arctic Ocean to the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, the military said Wednesday, a show of muscle reflecting tensions with the West over Ukraine.

US court reaffirms BP is liable in Gulf oil spill

A federal appeals court panel has reaffirmed its ruling that BP is liable for federal Clean Water Act damages stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the latest loss for the oil giant as it fights court decisions that could ultimately bring USD 18 billion in penalties.

US Air Force believes fighter jet crashed in Gulf

Air Force officials say they believe an F-16 fighter jet has crashed in the Gulf of Mexico.

Halliburton pays $1.1 bn for Gulf of Mexico BP spill

Oil services company Halliburton said Tuesday it would pay a $1.1 billion settlement over its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil rig blowout that led to the United States` most disastrous oil spill.

North Korean freighter runs aground in Gulf of Mexico

A North Korean freighter that sailed from Havana has run aground off the Mexican port of Tuxpan on the Gulf of Mexico, officials said.

First tropical storm of Atlantic season could soak US holiday plans

Computer forecast models showed Arthur was not a threat to key oil and gas producing areas in the Gulf of Mexico.

BP seeks to recoup ''windfall'' Gulf spill payments

BP said the uncapped settlement could cost USD9.2 billion, higher than its original USD7.8 billion estimate, and that this amount could grow.

US ends contract ban on BP

The United States announced Thursday an end to its ban on BP obtaining government contracts following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, the worst oil spill in US history.

US appeals court affirms BP settlement in 2010 Gulf oil spill

BP had supported the settlement agreement leading up to the December 2012 ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier approving it. But the company has since argued the administration of the settlement is faulty because it allows claimants without actual damages to join in.

BP Gulf oil spill still killing dolphins

A new study has revealed that BP gulf oil spill is still influencing dolphin mortality, prognosis and reproductive health.

Court rejects BP bid to require proof of Gulf oil spill losses

BP Plc has failed to persuade a federal judge to require businesses seeking to recover money over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill to provide proof that their economic losses were caused by the disaster.

Tropical Storm Fernand forms in Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Fernand formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to hit the Mexican coastal state of Veracuz early today.

World`s deepest gas pipeline in Gulf of Mexico

French firm Technip will lay the world`s deepest gas pipeline for energy giant Shell in the US Gulf of Mexico