Gulf of Mexico News

Transocean to Pay $1.4 Billion to Settle Charges from BP Oil Spill

Transocean Ltd agreed to pay $1.4 billion to settle U.S. government charges over BP Plc’s massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010 and the rig contractor admitted that its crew on the Deepwater Horizon was partly responsible. Transocean, which …

TS Isaac Drenches Haiti, Cuba; Turns West in Gulf of Mexico: AIR Analysis

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Tropical Storm Isaac made landfall about 40 miles [64 kms] east of Guantanamo, Cuba, on Sunday with sustained winds of 60 mph [96 km/h]. AIR said Isaac’s “passage over the mountainous tip of …

NHC Tracking Huge Low Pressure System in Gulf of Mexico

The National Hurricane Center in Miami is currently monitoring a huge low pressure area, roughly the size of the entire Gulf of Mexico, extending from the west coast of Florida to the Yucatan Peninsula. The area is “disorganized” at present …

Fewer Storms Forecast for 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Fewer Storms Forecast for 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season is projected to be less active than in recent years with 11 tropical storms, six of which will intensify into hurricanes, U.S. private forecaster Weather Services International …

Storm Nate Fizzles After Landfall in Gulf of Mexico

Storm Nate weakened to a tropical depression on Sunday as it moved farther inland across the coffee and sugar growing state of Veracruz, in the Gulf of Mexico. Nate, which could still dump one to two inches of rain over …

Katia Becomes Hurricane East of Leeward Islands

Tropical storm Katia has become the second hurricane of the season, as it passes over the warm water of the Atlantic Ocean. The most recent bulletin from the National Hurricane Center in Miami at 2:00 a.m. EDT located the storm …

Season’s First Major Storm Threatens Gulf of Mexico, Texas

The first major Gulf of Mexico storm of the year is brewing over the northwestern Caribbean Sea, with an 80 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone as it heads northwest to the Texas coast, and posing a threat to …

BP Workers Might Have Prevented Rig Accident If Consulted: Report

BP had workers on the doomed Deepwater Horizon rig who could have prevented the missteps that led to the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, but they were not consulted, the White House oil spill commission said on Thursday. In …