Gulf of Mexico

Is Offshore Oil Exploration In Gulf Of Mexico Being Dented By High U.S. Royalties?

There is increasing evidence that the U.S. sector of the Gulf of Mexico is facing a decline in interest from oil and gas companies in the wake of more lucrative onshore shale basins stateside, Mexico’s shallow water plays and more favorable terms from other exploration basins worldwide.<p>In a …

Oil & Gas Industry

Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Reaffirms Industry Recovery

Wednesday's region-wide Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 251 generated $178,069,406 in high bids for 144 tracts covering 801,288 acres in federal waters of …

Oil & Gas Industry

Between the lines: $178 million on Gulf of Mexico drilling lease sales

Yesterday's Gulf of Mexico lease sale drew $178 million in winning bids from oil companies, spanning 144 tracts in the region that cover around …

U.S. Politics

Gulf lease sale generates $178 million

Image 1of/1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>WASHINGTON - A federal lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday generated $178 million in winning bids, raising expectations …

San Francisco Bay Area

Interior Announces Results of Gulf of Mexico Region-Wide Oil and Gas Lease

Date: August 15, 2018<br>Contact:<p><b>WASHINGTON, D.C.</b> – In support of President Donald J. Trump's America-First Offshore Energy …

Oil & Gas Industry

Trump's latest massive offshore oil and gas sale fares slightly better than last

The Trump administration on Wednesday morning held a new auction for offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, yielding $178 million in winning bids, …

Oil & Gas Industry

Top 4 bids 30 percent of Gulf of Mexico lease sale’s $178M

Oil and gas companies made $178.1 million in high bids for federal leases in the Gulf of Mexico. That's about 28 percent above the last gulf-wide …


Manatees popping up along Louisiana's central coast: report |

State wildlife managers are installing "manatee area" signs at boat launches along the Louisiana coast where the large aquatic mammals are rarely …


Man appears to have been bitten by shark in Texas

The man was swimming near a sandbar in the Gulf of Mexico when he felt a tug in his leg, according to the Galveston County Sheriff's Office.


Gulf of Mexico oil lease auction to test response to Trump-era regulations

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal auction of exploration leases in the Gulf of Mexico next week will test energy companies’ appetite for acreage after the Trump administration left royalty rates for deepwater parcels unchanged, bucking an industry call to lower them.<p>FILE PHOTO: Unused oil rigs sit in …


Red snapper: Unusual experiment in Gulf of Mexico may ripple nationwide

TAMPA, Fla. – An unusual experiment playing out in the Gulf of Mexico not only is helping defuse the nation’s most politically charged fishing dispute but also advancing a new way of managing one of the country's most popular pastimes.<p>Federal regulators and the five Gulf states – Alabama, Florida, …


McDermott wins Shell contract for Gulf of Mexico subsea equipment

McDermott (NYSE:MDR) says it was awarded a contract from Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) for subsea umbilical and flowline installation at the …

Oil & Gas Industry

Kosmos Energy expands into Gulf of Mexico with $1.23 billion DGE buy

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kosmos Energy (KOS.N) has agreed to acquire Deep Gulf Energy (DGE) from its private equity owner for $1.23 billion, according to a bourse filing on Monday, expanding the deepwater oil and gas firm’s operations into the Gulf of Mexico.<p>Dallas-based Kosmos, which currently …

Oil & Gas Industry

First Reserve to sell Deep Gulf Energy for $1.225 bln

<b>First Reserve</b> has agreed to sell <b>Deep Gulf Energy</b> for a consideration of $1.225 billion. The buyer is <b>Kosmos Energy.</b> The deal is expected to close …

Oil & Gas Industry

Another Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

Another endangered Florida panther has been struck and killed by a vehicle.<p>It's the 17th fatal collision this year, out of 19 total panther …


Gulf Council Asks Anglers and Divers to Provide Information on Red Grouper

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is seeking information from anglers and divers about trends or "strange things" that scientists and …


Gulf of Mexico | Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Tripletail – Part 2 | FOX Sports Outdoors Southwest

Gulf of Mexico | Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Tripletail - Part 2 | FOX Sports Outdoors Southwest


Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' smaller than expected, but still as big as Delaware

The so-called "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico may still be about the size of Delaware, but it is much smaller than researchers were expecting this …

Mississippi River

Carnival Triumph to Undergo $200 Million Dry Dock Overhaul

Carnival Cruise Line on Tuesday announced a plan for a nearly $200 million bow-to-stern overhaul of the Carnival Triumph.<p>The makeover will take place …

Fort Lauderdale

Woman dies while scalloping in Gulf of Mexico

Authorities say a woman died while scalloping in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast.<p>A Citrus County Sheriff's Office news release says …

Coast Guard

Scientists: Surprisingly small 'dead zone' off Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — This year's Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" is surprisingly small, but the oxygen-depleted water rose higher toward the surface than usual, scientists said Tuesday.<p>Dead zones are areas in which water at and above the sea floor holds too little oxygen to support marine life. This dead …

Mississippi River

BP Confidently Pursues Growth as Profit Jumps, Debt Falls

BP Plc churned out more profit than expected in the second quarter, offering reassurance to investors about its financial strength after announcing …

Royal Dutch Shell

Rain a persistent threat across Tampa Bay throughout the week

It's going to be a rain drenched day - and week - across the Tampa Bay area.The chance of rain will be around 80 percent on Monday, with afternoon …


Gulf Stories Moment June 18th

In this week's Gulf Stories Moment, Dr. Scott Keller, professor of marketing, supply chain logistics and economics at the University of West Florida, …


Gulf Stories Moment July 2nd

In this week's Gulf Stories Moment, Dr. Scott Keller, professor of marketing, supply chain logistics and economics at the University of West Florida, …


Gulf Stories Moment June 4th

Christian Garman speaks with Dr. John Bratten in this week’s Gulf Stories Moment, Dr. John Bratten, chair and associate professor of anthropology at …


Gulf Stories Moments

<i>Gulf Stories Moments</i> is a project of Story Lab at the University of West Florida Innovation Institute and WUWF. Each week, <i>Gulf Stories Moments</i> brings …


Gulf Stories Moment July 16th

In this week’s Gulf Stories Moment, Dr. Amy Mitchell-Cook, associate professor and chair of the Department of History at the University of West …


Grilled Snapper With Corn-Okra Relish

U.S.-sourced snapper from the southeast Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Hawaii are the best sustainable choices. Learn more at


The Best Beaches Near Houston

Houston's year-round warm temperatures and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico provide ample opportunity to escape to sand and salty water. Here are five …