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Senate panel passes bill lifting crude oil export ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel approved energy legislation Thursday that would lift the 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports and open more areas of the Arctic, Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas exploration. Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, chairman of the panel, championed the bill, which passed by a party-line vote of 12-10. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Confronted with Keystone XL Quandary, Refuses to State Position

5 days agoNews : Truthdig

CNN screenshot Hillary Clinton is in a bit of a tough spot when it comes to stating her position on the planned Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. As secretary of state, she had a hand in revving up the controversial...Show More Summary

BP books loss on lower oil price, spill charge

BP reports a sharp decline in profit on lower oil prices and cost of Gulf of Mexico spill.

BSEE Tests GoM Response Equipment

The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) informs it has recently tested and verified the sound working condition of various response equipment used in the Gulf of Mexico region.

Idling Drillships Turn Gulf of Mexico Into One Big Expensive Parking Lot

By David Wethe (Bloomberg) — Imagine parking your $300 million boat for months out in the open sea, with well-paid mechanics hovering around it and the engine running. The Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea have become a garage for deepwater drillships — at a cost of about $70,000 a day each. Show More Summary

SOCAN webinar: “Modeling ocean circulation and biogeochemical variability in the Southeast U.S. coastal ocean and Gulf of Mexico”, 28 July 2015

Presented by Ruoying He, North Carolina State University Date & time: Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 12:00pm ET Abstract Changing climate and rising atmospheric CO2 coupled with impacts of human activity, have the potential to dramatically alter...Show More Summary

Rocky Point – A Luxury Destination On Mexico’s Gulf Coast

Enjoying a Luxury Vacation in Rocky Point, Mexico Ah Rocky Point, home of never-ending parties, otherworldly beaches, and a mixing of cultures you won’t find anywhere else in Mexico. Located just off the beautiful waters of the gulf of Mexico, and a couple of hours south of Yuma, Arizona—Rocky Point is a wonderful place for vacationers from all over the world.

Gulf of Mexico is getting a stunning concert hall

This is what’s going up at Veracruz, home of the Boca del Rio Philharmonic Orchestra. Michel Rojkind is the architect and he hopes his design will be ‘an urban detonator capable of inciting modernity in the area.’ There will be two concert halls, of 850 and 150 seats. Ground has just been broken. photos courtesy Rojkind Arquitectos

Since BP Spill, the Number of Gulf Oil Wells Abandoned With Temporary Seals Has Risen

More offshore oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico are being abandoned with only temporary seals than in 2010, despite efforts by the Obama administration to push companies to permanently seal idling wells after the disastrous BP spill that...Show More Summary

Billions from BP Fine Come at Critical Time for the Delta

In 2010, about a month after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, I was allowed to sit in a tribal council of the indigenous Houma Indians. As the oil continued to pour into the Gulf of Mexico, which it would do for two more months, I watched a man describe, through tears, how he had always […]

First Person Is Arrested for Gulf Oil Spill—And It’s Because He Erased Texts

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A BP engineer intentionally deleted more than 300 text messages that said the company’s efforts to control the Gulf of Mexico oil spill were failing, and that the amount of oil leaking was far more than what the company reported, the Justice Department said Tuesday. In the first criminal charges related [...]

Delfin LNG Submits Application for Deepwater Port Export Facility

Delfin LNG has applied to construct, own and operate an offshore deepwater port export facility located approximately 50 miles south of the Texas/Louisiana border in the Gulf of Mexico.

Report: German Patriots Partly Hacked | LCS 6 Finishes Trials | New Border Walls All the Rage in Middle East

Americas Littoral Combat Ship 6 (USS Jackson) has completed acceptance trials with the US Navy in the Gulf of Mexico. LCS 6 is the third Independence-class to be built by Austal, which shares the construction of the LCS program with Lockheed Martin under a $3.5 billion ten-ship block buy awarded in December 2010. The company […]

How much is a loon worth?

At today's exchange rates, a Canadian one dollar coin is worth about $0.78. But right over the border, this is different: Minnesota loons could benefit from an $18.7 billion legal settlement over the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a Department of Natural Resources official said Wednesday. Minnesota could...

Greenwash: Shell May Remove "Oil" From Name as it Moves to Tap Arctic, Gulf of Mexico

Shell Oil has announced it may take a page out of the BP “Beyond Petroleum” greenwashing book, rebranding itself as something other than an oil company for its United States-based unit. Marvin Odum, director of Shell Oil's upstream subsidiary...Show More Summary

Stranded man and chihuahua rescued safely off Florida coast

3 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

A stranded man and his chihuahua were rescued safely in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday afternoon, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

'Green News Report' - July 9, 2015

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: While we were out: Record settlement in BP's oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico; Former Senator Jim Webb (D?!) enters the 2016 race -- we'll tell you his (terrible!)...Show More Summary

A mystery unfolds in a Florida beach town

Rachel Maddow reports on a mysterious disappearance along the Gulf of Mexico in Florida.

Habitat Restoration is Top Priority for $18.7B Oil Spill Settlement

Projects to restore and protect Gulf fisheries need to move forward without delay WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leaders of the Gulf of Mexico’s recreational fishing community reaffirmed their commitment to improving the region’s fisheries and access...Show More Summary

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