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2010-06-29 08:45:14

This Envisat radar image acquired over the Gulf of Mexico on June 22, 2010 shows that the oil spill (outlined in white) has radiated all over the Gulf of Mexico basin and is also continuing to feed into the Loop Current (red arrow). "This is a new piece of evidence of the seemingly strong attracting power of the intense Loop Current in this area," said Dr Bertrand Chapron of Ifremer, the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea. "Based on the striking analogy between...

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2010-05-20 11:00:00

After a month of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, crude oil finally spread through fragile U.S. marshlands on Thursday and now threatens Florida. The explosion of the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon oil rig, which left 11 workers dead, ruptured an underwater well pipe and has been pouring oil into the Gulf since April 20. British Petroleum said Thursday that a tube was now siphoning away 3,000 barrels of oil a day from the leak.  However, a nightmare scene is unfolding in Louisiana's...

2010-01-06 12:37:49

'Observation of the Deepwater Manifestation of the Loop Current and Loop Current Rings in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico' A study released by the Minerals Management Service today examines the circulation in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) and sheds new light on the behavior of the Loop Current (LC) and Loop Current Eddies (LCEs), the relation between the upper- and lower-layer currents, and the variability of water mass characteristics in deepwater. When the LC and the LCE are present in the...

2008-09-02 06:00:03

By Del Jones Hurricane Gustav took a direct hit on the Gulf of Mexico, temporarily suspending 100% of oil production in the Gulf, yet gasoline prices appear lower. It seems improbable, but energy prices are often driven more by psychology than by high winds. And unless inspections this week find unexpected damage, pump prices are likely to fall. "It's a crazy, crazy market," says Peter Beutel, an oil analyst at Cameron Hanover, who says the market turned south in early July. Before...

2008-09-02 00:00:02

By Sean Farrell The price of oil plunged more than $4 yesterday as fears receded that Hurricane Gustav would inflict severe damage on the US oil sector when the storm weakened off the Louisiana coast. The price of oil had jumped by more than $1 earlier in the day as US offshore production in the Gulf of Mexico was shut down almost entirely ahead of Gustav's expected bombardment of the country's key oil production region. Gustav weakened to a category two storm as it approached the coast...

2008-08-22 15:00:46

By JOHN PORRETTO HOUSTON -- An oil terminal and pipeline network expected to be built off the Texas Gulf Coast in about two years would be capable of handling nearly 20 percent of the nation's daily imported oil. Demand from expanding refineries along the coast, from Freeport to Port Arthur, is driving the $1.8 billion project, executives of the joint partnership said Monday. It will be the second offshore port in the Gulf of Mexico. The Texas Offshore Port System, or TOPS, is a...

2008-08-20 09:01:22

Enterprise Products Partners, Teppco Partners, and Oiltanking Holding Americas have announced that they have formed a joint venture to design, construct, own and operate a new offshore crude oil port and pipeline system in Texas to facilitate delivery of waterborne crude oil to refining centers along the upper Texas Gulf Coast. The initiative is expected to provide an efficient alternative to offshore lightering and inland dock operations. The Texas Offshore Port System (TOPS) project is...

2008-08-19 21:00:00

By John Porretto HOUSTON - An oil terminal and pipeline network expected to be built off the Texas coast in about two years would be capable of handling nearly 20 percent of the nation's daily imported oil. Demand from expanding refineries along the coast, from Freeport to Port Arthur, is driving the $1.8 billion project, executives of the joint partnership said Monday. It will be the second offshore port in the Gulf of Mexico. The Texas Offshore Port System, or TOPS, is a joint...

2005-09-07 12:29:00

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Less than 825,000 electricity customers still lacked electricity nine days after Hurricane Katrina pummeled the U.S. Gulf Coast in Louisiana and Mississippi, according to area utilities and the U.S. Department of Energy. More than half the customers in Louisiana, or 503,000 homes and businesses, remained without power, while Mississippi had about 322,000 customers with no service. Katrina left more than 4.5 million homes and businesses without power. Entergy...


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