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Gulf of Mexico

Punishing Hurricane Michael bears down on Florida Panhandle

People in coastal parts of 20 Florida counties had been told to leave their homes.

Oct 10, 2018, 22:32 PM IST

Major oil companies open their wallets in Gulf of Mexico bidding

Royal Dutch Shell plc, Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp signaled the oil industry`s return to the Gulf of Mexico`s deep waters with high bids in a government auction up 76 percent over a year ago.

Mar 23, 2017, 08:58 AM IST

Growing Louisiana deltas make for a rare phenomenon – NASA studies the coastline

 When the tide goes out, water drains from the marshes, carrying sediment and carbon.

Feb 09, 2017, 00:10 AM IST

US military bases at risk from sea level rise: Study

US military bases along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico will be increasingly vulnerable to floods and power-packed storms as the planet warms, researchers said on Wednesday.

Jul 28, 2016, 00:49 AM IST

Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' now as vast as Connecticut, set to kill off massive marine life

There are about 550 identified dead zones worldwide.

Jun 14, 2016, 10:11 AM IST

Tata manufactured pipeline deepest in Gulf of Mexico

More than 140 kms of pipeline manufactured by Tata Steel has achieved an industry first by becoming the deepest to be laid in the Mexican section of the Gulf of Mexico.

May 03, 2016, 15:15 PM IST

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.

Dec 31, 2015, 09:00 AM IST

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.

Jul 16, 2015, 09:39 AM IST

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.

Jun 17, 2015, 12:20 PM IST

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.

May 23, 2015, 00:17 AM IST

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.

Apr 27, 2015, 22:26 PM IST

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.

Apr 03, 2015, 10:45 AM IST

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.

Feb 24, 2015, 08:53 AM IST

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.

Nov 14, 2014, 09:07 AM IST

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.

Nov 07, 2014, 05:16 AM IST

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.

Nov 07, 2014, 04:58 AM IST

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.

Sep 02, 2014, 21:02 PM IST

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.

Jul 15, 2014, 12:16 PM IST

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.

Jul 02, 2014, 07:37 AM IST

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.

Jun 28, 2014, 09:33 AM IST