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Stories with place: Gulf of Mexico
  • Mexico: 2 workers dead, 10 hurt in Mexico oil rig accident 
    Updated: May-05-15 7:11 pm

    MEXICO CITY - An accident on an oil well-maintenance platform killed two workers and injured 10 off Mexico's coast on Tuesday, company officials reported, blaming the incident on the collapse of one of the rig's legs.

  • Tug boat to be sunk in the Gulf for new artificial reef 
    Updated: May-04-15 5:17 am

    PENSACOLA, Florida - A decommissioned tug boat will be sunk off the waters of Pensacola beach to become a new artificial reef.

  • 6 friends journeying from Gulf of Mexico to Arctic Ocean 
    Updated: May-03-15 12:58 pm

    WAHPETON, North Dakota - A group of friends recently paddled its way to the banks of the Bois De Sioux River as part of a 5,200-mile, nine-month expedition from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean.

  • $134M proposed for 10 BP-funded oil spill recovery projects 
    Updated: Apr-20-15 8:32 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - State and federal officials overseeing $1 billion provided by BP PLC to spur recovery from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Monday that they're proposing another 10 projects totaling $134 million.

  • 5 years after BP spill, drillers push into riskier depths story has photos
    Updated: Apr-20-15 1:19 am

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO - Five years after the nation's worst offshore oil spill, the industry is working on drilling even further into the risky depths beneath the Gulf of Mexico to tap massive deposits once thought unreachable. Opening this new frontier, miles below the bottom of the Gulf, requires engineering feats far beyond those used at BP's much shallower Macondo well.

  • 5 years after BP spill: What's changed in offshore drilling story has photos
    Updated: Apr-20-15 12:38 am

    NEW ORLEANS - As oil gushed from BP's ruptured well five years ago and public outrage built by the day, the Obama administration issued a six-month moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Facing opposition, state parks move forward with hotel hopes 
    Updated: Apr-19-15 2:05 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Two of Alabama's premier state parks could soon get their own hotels - if they can overcome legal battles, budget cuts and public dissent.

  • Canadian shrimp imports up as Maine fishery remains closed 
    Updated: Apr-19-15 11:20 am

    PORTLAND, Maine - Maine fishmonger Glen Libby made a disheartening discovery on Easter Sunday brunch - the cold water shrimp on the menu at a restaurant up the street from his fish market were from Canada, not New England.

  • 5 years on, empty graves, full hearts for Gulf survivors 
    Updated: Apr-18-15 12:15 pm

    JONESVILLE, Louisiana - Courtney Kemp was getting dressed for work when husband Wyatt walked in and sat down. He didn't speak, but she could tell something was weighing on him.

  • Gulf health 5 years after BP spill: Resilient yet scarred story has video
    Updated: Apr-17-15 10:15 pm

    From above, five years after the BP well explosion, the Gulf of Mexico looks clean, green and whole again, teeming with life - a testament to the resilience of nature.

  • Senator: Decade-old Gulf oil leak is 'unacceptable' 
    Updated: Apr-17-15 7:34 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A U.S. senator from Florida is pressing federal officials to disclose technical data and other information about a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, after an investigation by The Associated Press revealed evidence that the spill is far worse than a company or government regulators have publicly reported.

  • Port Fourchon copes with reduced rents 
    Updated: Apr-17-15 10:28 am

    PORT FOURCHON, Louisiana - Port Fourchon is adjusting to a nearly $2.9 million expected drop in its gross revenue because of a 20 percent discount it is providing on land leases to help struggling oil and gas companies.

  • Regulators say several critical fish species have rebounded 
    Updated: Apr-15-15 3:56 pm

    PORTLAND, Maine - Several fish stocks from Maine to Florida are rebounding and are no longer subject to overfishing, federal regulators said Thursday.

  • USM plans $7 million business building on Gulf Park campus 
    Updated: Apr-12-15 7:23 am

    LONG BEACH, Mississippi - The University of Southern Mississippi plans to spend $7 million for a new business building on its Gulf Park campus, using $3.5 million in money that lawmakers decided to borrow through bonds in the just-concluded legislative session.

  • Scalise takes congressmen on offshore Gulf tour 
    Updated: Apr-09-15 6:51 pm

    PORT FOURCHON, Louisiana - U.S. House majority whip Steve Scalise took eight U.S. congressmen on a tour of an offshore oil and natural gas platform on Thursday to highlight the importance of the busy Gulf of Mexico's energy production.

  • 5 years after BP spill, industry touts ability to respond 
    Updated: Apr-07-15 6:17 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - An oil consortium says an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico today can be cleaned up far faster than five years ago when BP's Macondo well blew out 45 miles off the coast of Louisiana, spawning the nation's worst offshore oil spill.