Posts Tagged ‘gulf of mexico’

Gulf well blows, spews natural gas off La. coast

by Associated Press Published: July 23,2013

Tags: accident, blow out, disaster, energy, gas, gulf of mexico, natural gas, spill, well

GULF OF MEXICO — Natural gas flowed uncontrolled from a well off the Louisiana coast today after a blowout that forced the evacuation of 47 workers aboard a drilling rig, authorities said. No injuries or fires were reported. The federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said inspectors flying over the site Tuesday saw a […] [...]

Council ups red snapper quota, approves second season

GULF OF MEXICO — The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has voted to increase this year’s red snapper quota by 2.5 million pounds and to start a recreational season Oct. 1 if the catch so far allows it. The council increased this year’s quota on Wednesday from 8.46 million to 11 million pounds. A […] [...]

Judge to hear BP’s complaint about oil spill claims

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has scheduled a hearing Friday on BP’s bid to temporarily block settlement payments to Gulf Coast businesses and residents who claim they lost money after the company’s 2010 oil spill. Yesterday, BP asked U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier to suspend the payments while former FBI Director Louis Freeh investigates […] [...]

Rebound in red snapper numbers could mean second season

GULF OF MEXICO — Scientists say one of the most popular fish in the Gulf of Mexico has rebounded enough to allow a second season for red snapper this year. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meets in New Orleans tomorrow to consider increased fishing quotas and a supplemental 2013 season for red snapper, […] [...]

Researchers: Oil sheen coming from Deepwater Horizon wreckage

GULF OF MEXICO — A team of researchers has concluded that pockets of oil trapped in the wreckage of the sunken Deepwater Horizon are the likely source of oil sheens that have been spotted in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of the deadly 2010 explosion on the BP-leased drilling rig. A newly published […] [...]

BP launches hotline to report fraudulent oil spill claims

GULF COAST — BP has set up a hotline for people to report alleged fraud involving claims arising from the company’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Today’s launch of the hotline comes a week after a federal appeals court heard BP’s argument that it has been forced to pay hundreds of […] [...]

Company uses ‘bridge plug’ on Gulf gas well

GULF OF MEXICO — A well that seeped natural gas for several days last week has been temporarily plugged, with work still needed to plug it permanently, federal regulators say. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said today that Energy Resource Technology, LLC used a “bridge plug” to isolate the lower part of the well […] [...]

Company lands contract to build 40-plus offshore vessels

GULFPORT — Edison Chouest Offshore says it will build more than 40 new vessels to meet growing demand for offshore oil and gas support in the Gulf of Mexico, the Arctic and Brazil. New Orleans CityBusiness reports the new vessels continue a build campaign the Galliano-based company launched in 2011. Edison Chouest did not disclose […] [...]

Tropical Storm Chantal heading to Lesser Antilles

by Ross Reily Published: July 9,2013

Tags: gulf of mexico, Mississippi, Tropical Storm Chantal

CASTRIES, St. Lucia — Fast-moving Tropical Storm Chantal raced toward the small islands of the Lesser Antilles on Tuesday, with residents of St. Lucia shuttering schools and preparing to close the island’s two airports as it neared. The storm was centered about 45 miles (70 kilometers) north-northwest of Barbados around 8 a.m. EDT Tuesday, the […] [...]

Not enough eligible businesses are filing for BP oil spill settlements

Billions of dollars have been set aside by oil giant BP Oil to compensate businesses damaged by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. You don’t have to be in the seafood business or even a business on the Coast to qualify. Businesses throughout the state that show a pattern of less […] [...]

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