Place: Gulf of Mexico
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Being a modest man, marine expert Kevin Flannery wouldn’t claim to be among the first people to notice the effects of climate change.
Mon, 06 May, 2019
The US has looked on as the vision of a democratic-led Indo-Pacific could give way to an illiberal, repressive regional order, with China in full control, writes.
Wed, 13 Jun, 2018
After the near collapse of his company following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster and a three-year slump in oil prices, BP chief executive Bob Dudley is hardly relaxed.
Tue, 22 May, 2018
Oil giant BP has said it will book another $1.7bn charge from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 as part of the settlement for the disaster.
Tue, 16 Jan, 2018
A massive winter storm, dubbed a bomb cyclone, swept from the US East Coast on Thursday, dumping snow along the coast and bringing strong winds that will usher in possibly record-breaking cold.
Thu, 04 Jan, 2018
Oil prices stabilised after Saudi Aramco said it plans to make “the deepest customer allocation cuts in its history” in oil supplies in November to help reduce global inventories and balance the market.
Tue, 10 Oct, 2017
Sterling fell to a near four-and-a-half week low against the US dollar today, as reports of a Tory plot to topple UK Prime Minister Theresa May cast fresh doubt over her future.
Fri, 06 Oct, 2017
Wild Care Cape Cod, a wildlife rehabilitation facility in Eastham, said that the masked booby died overnight.
Tue, 03 Oct, 2017
Donald Trump plans to slash the budget of agencies behind the satellite programmes which underpin climate science. Jon Gertner looks at what the US may lose as a result.
Sat, 30 Sep, 2017
Sam Speights takes medication for extreme anxiety and panic attacks, but there is no pill for a hurricane - especially when you venture into it at the height of its fury.
Mon, 28 Aug, 2017
Hurricane Harvey, the fiercest cyclone to hit the US in more than a decade, has slammed into Texas, lashing a wide swathe of the Gulf Coast with strong winds and torrential rain.
Sat, 26 Aug, 2017
Oil prices rose yesterday, a day after sliding to 10-month lows, but market sentiment remained negative due to ongoing pressure from a persistent supply glut despite OPEC-led efforts to balance the market.
Fri, 23 Jun, 2017
BP’s profit nearly tripled in the first quarter of 2017 from a year earlier, buoyed by rising oil prices and production that hit a five-year high, while debt piled up in order to pay for acquisitions and costs for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.
Wed, 03 May, 2017
US president Donald Trump’s missiles pushed the oil price up by $4 but deeper oil market change is under way. Syria has no significant oil trade but rockets alert speculators to instability nearby.
Tue, 18 Apr, 2017
BP says it will need a crude price of about $40 a barrel in 2021 to cover spending and dividends, down from $60 this year, as chief executive Bob Dudley seeks to reassure investors on the oil major’s growth outlook and finances.
Wed, 01 Mar, 2017
Oil major BP has approved a $9bn (€8.5bn) investment in its ‘Mad Dog’ project in the Gulf of Mexico, its first major new platform in the region since a 2010 explosion at its Macondo well led to the worst offshore disaster in US history.
Fri, 02 Dec, 2016
Sat, 01 Oct, 2016
Tue, 06 Sep, 2016
The death toll from the remnants of Hurricane Earl grew to 39 in Mexico as a new tropical storm formed off the country's Pacific Coast.
Mon, 08 Aug, 2016
British exploration firm Europa Oil and Gas is hopeful of landing a development partner for licences it holds off the Irish coast before the end of the year.
Sat, 04 Jun, 2016
Authorities in central Texas have found two more bodies along flooded streams, bringing the death toll from severe weather in the state to six.
Mon, 30 May, 2016
The construction of mangrove barriers and other preventative measures can save vast amounts of money in rebuilding costs, writes
Fri, 27 May, 2016
BP said it could cut capital spending further after reporting an 80% drop in profits in the first quarter of the year, when oil prices touched a near 13-year low.
Wed, 27 Apr, 2016
The world’s biggest oil companies, set to report their worst quarterly earnings in more than a decade, are finding their cost-cutting efforts haven’t matched the decline in crude prices the past two years.
Tue, 26 Apr, 2016
An explosion has ripped through a petrochemical plant on the Gulf of Mexico's southern coast, killing three people, injuring dozens and sending a toxin-filled cloud into the air.
Thu, 21 Apr, 2016
From the air above a small Oklahoma town, the 300 steel oil storage tanks that dot the landscape appear filled to the brim, their floating lids bobbing atop more than 65m barrels of oil.
Wed, 06 Apr, 2016
A fire that erupted on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico killed two workers and injured eight.
Mon, 08 Feb, 2016
Mon, 08 Feb, 2016
Wed, 03 Feb, 2016
Shoppers raided grocery and hardware shops, bishops excused Catholics from Mass, and the capital shut down ahead of a snow storm that will blanket much of the Eastern US this weekend.
Sat, 23 Jan, 2016
Wed, 13 Jan, 2016
Tue, 27 Oct, 2015
The US justice department and five states have finalised a settlement of more than $20bn arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mon, 05 Oct, 2015
Errant car manufacturer Volkswagen could face corporate manslaughter charges in the United States if its deliberate rigging of vehicle emission tests can be linked to pollution deaths by road users there.
Wed, 30 Sep, 2015
The strategy, formulated by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) summit last December, was simple: Allow oil prices to fall below the $50/barrel level (Brent crude) to force contraction of production in non-Opec countries, enabling the cartel to maintain market share and eventually manipulate prices to a higher level.
Mon, 17 Aug, 2015
A quiet hurricane season in the US could be the latest factor bearing down on world oil prices and prices could stay depressed for months to come, a leading Irish-based expert has predicted.
Thu, 13 Aug, 2015
BP and five Gulf states have announced an $18.7bn (€16.87bn) settlement that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant’s oil spill in 2010.
Fri, 03 Jul, 2015
A tornado has swept through a Mexican border city, killing at least 13 people, authorities said.
Tue, 26 May, 2015
Oil giant BP has reached settlements over the Deepwater Horizon rig disaster, resolving years of complicated litigation.
Thu, 21 May, 2015
Three workers are missing after the huge blaze on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico that killed four workers.
Sat, 04 Apr, 2015
A US judge has said more oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico following the deadly rig explosion in 2010 than BP estimated — a decision that could potentially cost the oil giant $13.7bn
Sat, 17 Jan, 2015
A US judge has said more oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico following the deadly rig explosion in 2010 than BP estimated – a decision that could potentially cost the oil giant $13 billion.
Fri, 16 Jan, 2015