Almost five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration has proposed new regulations aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in an emergency.
BP is selling part of its stake in an emerging oil-producing region in the Gulf of Mexico to Chevron, and the two companies, along with Conoco Phillips, will work to develop the fields together.
The owner of a tugboat that collided with a ship last month, dumping nearly 170,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel, claims the ship was speeding and being operated in a reckless manner.
Open Line Fun Sunday with your calls and questions! Captain Mickey updates you on his nephew playing in the Shell Houston open and then switches gears for some fishing. He and Captain Bennie help you work your way through some rainy and windy conditions along the Gulf Coast.
Boy, it’s been windy! The wind has been effecting the fishing and now another storm system moving through over the next few days. Captain Mickey gets the latest reports and fishing input from the pros on the water.
Cannon booms reverberate across the Houston Ship Channel, a scare tactic to keep birds away from oil-slicked beaches. On a mainland shore near a line of refineries, crews scour the sand for quarter-sized tar balls that have washed ashore.
No Timetable Set To Reopen Major Shipping Channel After 170,000 Gallons Of Tar-Like Oil Spills Into Waterway
No timetable has been set to reopen a major U.S. shipping channel after nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil spilled into the Texas waterway, but more help was being called in Monday to contain the spill and protect important shorebird habitat.
The cleanup of an unknown amount of thick, sticky oil that spilled into the Galveston Bay blocked the movement of about 60 ships, including three cruise ships, between the Gulf of Mexico and one of the world’s busiest petrochemical transportation waterways.
Cleanup efforts under way after a barge carrying a million gallons of crude oil collided with a ship.
A court had ruled against BP’s bid to require proof from those claiming losses from the 2010 Gulf oil spill.