Dry week predicted for Augusta area

...Morrison said. Daniel Field has received 1.34 inches, nearly double its normal accumulation. A storm system over the Gulf of Mexico is mostly to blame for the rainy weather, Morrison said, but it's expected to clear up Tuesday, when temperatures...

Feds fine Japanese company $70 million in exploding air bag case, cites 'massive crisis'

...metal canister and shoot out fragments.Most of those injured or killed lived in high-humidity states along the Gulf of Mexico. The injuries included severe neck cuts and facial injuries, as well as the loss of eyesight and hearing.Still...

US announces $20 billion settlement with BP over gulf oil spill

...Monday announced a $20 billion final settlement of claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.The deal, once approved by a judge, would resolve all civil claims against BP and end five years of legal fighting...

Katrina impact: About 60 percent of Gulf of Mexico's oil production still blocked

NEW ORLEANS - Over 120 Gulf of Mexico oil and gas platforms were still shut down Saturday...have been shut in, the agency said. Normally, the Gulf of Mexico produces 547.5 million barrels of oil and 3.65 trillion...

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Ivan's remnants return to Gulf of Mexico

...regenerated storm was expected to make landfall in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday night. Ivan already has kicked seas up...Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm warning for the Gulf of Mexico shoreline from the mouth of the Mississippi River in...

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No SC hurricane landfalls expected

...hurricane to make landfall on the East Coast or in the Gulf of Mexico this year. The forecast Tuesday anticipates a "below...hurricane to hit the East Coast and another to strike in the Gulf of Mexico. The forecast expects nine to 11 tropical storms with...

Oil companies head to deeper Gulf waters

...companies are venturing deeper into the Gulf of Mexico as they explore for and produce...deepest producing platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Independence Hub, which began...undiscovered resources in the region. The Gulf of Mexico accounts for about 25 percent of...

Oil prices charge toward $50 a barrel

...Monday as petroleum output in the Gulf of Mexico returns at a slower-than-expected...according to government data, with Gulf of Mexico output still down nearly 500...that daily oil production in the Gulf of Mexico is 29 percent below normal at about...

Growing dead zone poses threat to gulf

...oxygen-depleted water stretching across the Gulf of Mexico from Louisiana's Mississippi...brackish water. What makes the Gulf of Mexico's dead zone so alarming is that...gallons of water per second into the Gulf of Mexico," he said. "The dead zone is...

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Islands beef up oil protection

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO --- Black Hawk helicopters peppered Louisiana's barrier islands...against an epic oil spill, 4 million gallons and growing, in the Gulf of Mexico.At the site of the ruptured well a mile below the surface, a remote-controlled...