Next Gulf of Mexico oil lease sale to be Aug. 15

April 1, 2018 in Business

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The federal government will offer 77.3 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration and development on Aug. 15. An Interior Department […]

Coast Guard: Fire extinguished on platform in Gulf of Mexico

January 6, 2017 in News

(AP) A pre-dawn fire has been extinguished on an oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico, and there is no sign of pollution in the area, authorities said Thursday. […]

Gulf oyster harvest sees dramatic decline since BP oil spill

August 13, 2014 in Business

HOPEDALE, Louisiana (AP) — Fisherman Randy Slavich drags a clunky metal net through an underwater oyster bed in Lake Machias, a brackish body opening into the Gulf of Mexico. For […]

New trial ordered for ex-BP engineer, obstruction of justice conviction tossed

June 13, 2014 in Business, News

NEW ORLEANS — A new trial was ordered Thursday for a former BP engineer convicted of deleting text messages related to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. […]

4 years after BP oil spill, questions rise about long-term health

April 11, 2014 in Business, Health

CHALMETTE, La. (AP) — When a BP oil well began gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, fisherman George Barisich used his boat to help clean up […]