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BOEM to Open Bids for Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Gulf of Mexico Regional Director John Rodi will open the Gulf of Mexico Western Planning Area Lease Sale 238 at 9 a.

The Worst-Case Russian Scenario For BP Isn't So Bad

By The Panoramic View: BP (NYSE:BP) seems to be a lightning rod for controversy. In 2010, one of its oil rigs exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, causing the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Four years later, its crown jewel Russian asset seems like a liability as tensions between the U.S. Show More Summary

Texas charity feeds shark to homeless

An 809-pound tiger shark caught in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this month has been cooked and served to more than 90 poor and homeless Texans.

809 lb. Tiger Shark Fed To Homeless Texans

As previously reported by the Inquisitr’s Dustin Wicksell, an 809 lb. tiger shark was recently caught just 5 miles from Port Aransas in the Gulf of Mexico. The catch made headlines due to the sheer size of the aquatic beast and possibly from the circling excitement of Shark Week. Normally, a shark of its size

How A Verdict In The Gulf Oil Spill Trial Will Actually Benefit BP And Transocean

By Bob Ciura: In the immediate aftermath of the 2010 rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, both BP (NYSE:BP), the operator of the rig, and Transocean (NYSE:RIG), the owner, sank as if they were going out of business. As the ensuing cleanup proceeded, both stocks gradually recovered. Show More Summary

Venari Raises Additional $1.3 Billion to Bolster Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Inventory

Gulf of Mexico-focused deepwater exploration and production company Venari Resources says it has raised an additional $1.3 billion in equity commitments bringing the total raised to $2.4 billion less than two and a half years of theShow More Summary

Private Equity Firms Double down on Venari's Offshore Drilling

Gulf of Mexico deepwater oil explorer Venari Resources LLC said on Wednesday it had raised $1.3 billion from original backers Warburg Pincus LLC, Kelso & Co,

Another Ship Carrying Millions Of Dollars Worth Of Crude Oil Is Doing Donuts In The Atlantic

We recently told you about the United Kalavryta, an oil tanker carrying 1 million barrels of Kurdish crude that was forced to essentially do donuts in the Gulf of Mexico after Iraq sued to halt the shipment. Now another ship bound for the U.S. Show More Summary

MJP, SwiftShips Team up on GoM Crewboat

The sea trials of Rodi Marine’s crewboat, the M/V Riley Claire, have given Marine Jet Power a major breakthrough in the Gulf of Mexico crewboat market. The

Has The Gulf Of Mexico Hit Peak Oil?

DeSmog Blog has a look at oil production in the Gulf of Mexico - Has The Gulf Of Mexico Hit Peak Oil?. There are enough articles on the “myth of peak oil” floating around the Internet to fill a book; and there are enough books on the subject to fill a small library. Show More Summary

Will fracking in the Gulf of Mexico lead to the next Deepwater Horizon?

Deepwater fracking is booming in the gulf, but nobody has done the research to assess its impact -- and figure out what we need to know when something goes badly wrong.

Ocean News: Sharks Seized from Poachers in the Gulf of Mexico, Elusive Jellyfish Makes Rare Appearance, and More

A shark caught on a long line. (Photo: NOAA Photo Library / Flickr Creative Commons) - It turns out that sharks may be confusing surfers for birds, according to a study that examined a previous deadly shark attack. That study found that the motions made by kite surfers puts them at particular risk. Discovery News

Is this the beginning of the sequel to SUV mania in the U.S.?

Until the second half of the 2000s, big SUVs were road royalty in the United States. But then Katrina and her sisters made gas prices spike by destroying oil infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Financial Crisis made the economy tank.

As Texas celebrates winning SpaceX spaceport, Florida regroups

On Monday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry confirmed what had neen widely speculated for weeks, if not months: SpaceX would establish a commercial launch site on the Gulf of Mexico near Brownsville, Texas. The state is providing about $15 million in funds to support spaceport development, although the release notes that construction will involve “$85 million [...]

NOAA, EPA Find Large Gulf Dead Zone

  NOAA- and EPA-supported scientists have mapped the Gulf of Mexico dead zone, an area with low oxygen water, measuring 5,052 square miles this summer 

Ocean News: Gray Whales Showing Signs of Recovery, Gulf of Mexico Fish Lesions Linked to BP Oil Spill, and More

A gray whale. (Photo: WhaleRiot / Flickr Creative Commons) - A team of researchers that’s been monitoring gray whale populations off California for several years say that their numbers are increasing. Marine observers have spotted 431 gray whale mothers and calves so far this year as they make their annual migration to the Arctic. UT San Diego

Texas Fisherman Catches 809-Pound Tiger Shark In Gulf

A San Antonio angler brought in the catch of a lifetime when he landed a massive tiger shark, weighing 809 pounds, just 5 miles from Port Aransas in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday night. KSAT 12 reports that Ryan Springs, who calls the North Side of San Antonio home, hooked the shark just after

Lightning caught in the act by BB pal Scott Matthews on Captiva Island, Florida, looking west over the Gulf of Mexico

2 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

Lightning caught in the act by BB pal Scott Matthews on Captiva Island, Florida, looking west over the Gulf of Mexico. Read the rest

Gulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ Now the Size of Connecticut

Surveyors measured a 5,052sq mile expanse of asphyxiating water off of the coast of Louisiana

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