Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:02:00 CDT

Offshore drilling has long coexisted with military training. For years, oil exploration has occurred near military bases and seaports in the Gulf of Mexico without hampering operations or readiness....

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:03:46 CDT

As a lead researcher on the chemistry of the millions of barrels of crude oil that poured into the Gulf of Mexico from 2010's Deepwater Horizon blowout, McKenna has seen LOTS of porphyrins....

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 17:05:00 CDT

Eight years ago, the oil giant BP was struggling to cap an out-of-control exploration well that was gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Tar balls had washed ashore on the Texas coast....

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 07:46:46 CDT

In a lab, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy recently produced 5g of yellowcake from uranium collected from the ocean. Scientists hope to test the technology in the Gulf of Mexico next - but it is still far from being commercially viable.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:42:00 CDT

Trump has revoked an executive order issued by President Barack Obama in 2010 following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Obama said the spill underscored the vulnerability of marine environments....

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:00:00 CDT

The U.S. Gulf of Mexico, (GoM) has been a tremendous resource that has largely been developed over the last thirty years or so. One by one, companies ventured into deep waters using their wits, and brawn to bring these deeply buried resources to market. Wits and brawn, and a lot of money. Many companies learned the hard way that deep water was not a fun place to play if your checking account was low....

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 09:26:56 CDT

The amount of this oil spill is much lower than that registered in 2010 after an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon platform, also in the Gulf of Mexico, which caused the death of 11 people and the spill of more than four million barrels....