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  • Gulf of Mexico warming 2 times faster than global ocean, report says (only 7.92 years left)

    02/22/2023 12:12:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    KTLA ^ | 2/21/23 | David Yeomans
    (KXAN) - A new study has found that surface waters in the Gulf of Mexico have warmed approximately twice as fast as the global ocean over the last 50 years. The study, published last month in the American Meteorological Society’s Journal of Climate and conducted by scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Northern Gulf Institute (NGI), found “significant warming” of the Gulf’s sea surface temperature - a 1.8°F jump between 1970-2020. This works out to 0.34°F of warming per decade, equating to roughly twice the rate of warming observed in the global ocean as a...
  • Biden Admin Quietly Greenlights Plan To Build Huge Gulf of Mexico Oil Terminal off Texas

    11/26/2022 9:20:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11/26/2022 | Katabella Roberts
    The Biden administration has quietly approved plans to build a new crude oil terminal in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas, seemingly in contradiction to the president’s climate agenda.The Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration approved the application (pdf) for Enterprise’s Sea Port Oil Terminal, one of four proposed offshore oil export terminals, on Monday.According to the application, the port will be located offshore of Freeport, Texas. It will have 4.8 million barrels of storage capacity and add 2 million barrels per day to the U.S. oil export capacity.In its 94-page decision (pdf), the Maritime Administration said that it had approved...
  • Biden signals third year of offshore oil-leasing delay in gulf

    03/29/2022 11:58:29 PM PDT · by Sequoyah101 · 12 replies
    World Oil ^ | 3/29/22 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The Biden administration doesn’t anticipate selling offshore drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico through at least October 2023, effectively stretching a delay in that activity to a third year, according to economic projections included in its newly released budget proposal.
  • Mexico's Pemex Suffers Huge Gas Pipeline Fire in Gulf

    07/03/2021 12:59:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    US News ^ | July 2, 2021, at 5:45 p.m.
    The leak near dawn Friday occurred about 150 yards (meters) from a drilling platform. The company said it had brought the gas leak under control about five hours later. But the accident gave rise to the strange sight of roiling balls of flame boiling up from below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Biden Orders Major Reversal Of Trump’s Missile Battery Build-Up In Gulf

    06/18/2021 5:11:36 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 6-18-2021
    A major “realignment” of US defense priorities is resulting in a new extended drawdown of troops, aircraft, and anti-aircraft missiles from the Middle East, The Wall Street journal says in a new report, especially a prior missile battery build-up under Trump in Saudi Arabia. “The Pentagon is pulling approximately eight Patriot antimissile batteries from countries including Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, according to officials,” the report details. “Another antimissile system known as a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or Thaad system, is being withdrawn from Saudi Arabia, and jet fighter squadrons assigned to the region are being reduced, those...
  • Iran's largest warship catches fire, sinks in Gulf of Oman

    06/02/2021 10:05:35 AM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 22 replies
    AP ^ | 02/06/2021
    <p>Fire. That's a reoccurring theme with Iranian assets. I'm thinking the Israelis have a weapon that starts fires. Could be a laser or some kind of computer virus that causes electronic equipment to malfunction and overheat or it could simply be Drew Barrymore. Who knows, but it's very interesting.</p>
  • Ransomware attack shuts down largest gas pipeline in USA…

    05/08/2021 10:33:09 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 38 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 5/8/2021 | Kane
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. energy company says a cyberattack forced it to temporarily halt all operations on a major pipeline that delivers roughly 45% of all fuel consumed on the East Coast. Colonial Pipeline said the attack took place Friday and also affected some of its information technology systems. The company transports gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and home heating oil from refineries primarily located on the Gulf Coast through pipelines running from Texas to New Jersey. The Alpharetta, Georgia-based company said it hired an outside cybersecurity firm to investigate the nature and scope of the attack and has also...
  • Canal will extend Gulf of California into Arizona

    04/01/2021 7:40:12 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 34 replies
    Arizona Geology ^ | April 1, 2021
    Plans were announced today to dig a 245-mile long canal from the northern Gulf of California into southwestern Arizona to flood the region with sea water creating new economic opportunities and beach-front housing across thousands of square miles of mostly uninhabited desert. The City of Phoenix could become one of America’s busiest seaports under the plan.
  • Hurricane Delta

    10/05/2020 5:44:03 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 354 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 5 October 2020 | NOAA/NHC
    The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane epidemic continues for the Gulf of Mexico. Delta is currently forecast to reach hurricane strength in the Gulf of Mexico. Wearily and warily, we are once again looking at potential dueling storms in the Gulf of Mexico. There is a possibility we witness a Fujiwhara effect between Delta and Gamma. Delta is expected to be the dominant storm system. Meanwhile, Gamma moved much further northeast than previously anticipated. Mash the graphics below to enlarge. All links and images are self-updating. Gamma Delta Gamma Public Advisory Delta Public Advisory Gamma Forecast Discussion Delta Forecast Discussion Florida Radar...
  • U.S. Could Witness Rare ‘Fujiwhara Effect’ as Two Storm Systems Target Gulf

    08/22/2020 10:16:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/21/20 | Hannah Bleau
    The United States could witness a rare “Fujiwhara effect” as two storm systems are expected to come in close proximity in the Gulf of Mexico next week. All eyes are on the gulf coast as the 2020 hurricane season nears its most active month. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is currently tracking two storm systems. Tropical Depression Fourteen is moving northwestward over the northwestern Caribbean Sea and is expected to develop into a named storm and reach hurricane strength. Tropical Storm Laura is moving toward the U.S. from the Atlantic, prompting warnings for the Northern Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico...
  • Another offshore vessel attacked in Gulf of Mexico

    04/18/2020 6:14:18 PM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    Maritime Bulletin ^ | April 17, 2020 8:16 am | NIKOLAY TORKIN
    Another offshore vessel attacked in Gulf of Mexico NIKOLAY TORKIN News April 17, 2020 8:16 am Offshore accommodation vessel TELFORD 28 was attacked in the evening Apr 14 at Cuidad Del Carmen Anchorage, Mexico, Gulf of Mexico, according to Offshore Engineer news website Understood it was a robbery, pirates looting both staff and vessel’s valuable items, and escaped. One crew was injured and taken to hospital, his life is not in danger. Pirates attacks in this area have become regular. Offshore accommodation vessel TELFORD 28, IMO 8769638, GT 13062, built 2007, flag Gibraltar, owner Telford Offshore.
  • Offshore Accommodation Unit Attacked in Mexico. Crew Member Injured

    04/16/2020 6:15:20 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 4 replies
    MarineLink ^ | April 16, 2020 | Bartolomej Tomic
    Offshore vessel provider Telford Offshore's offshore accommodation and hook-up unit Telford 28 was attacked earlier this week while anchored in Mexico. One crew member was injured.
  • MAERSK offshore supply tug attacked in Gulf of Mexico

    04/16/2020 7:44:58 AM PDT · by robowombat · 38 replies
    Maritime Bulletin ^ | April 15, 2020 1:51 pm | Erofey Schkvarkin
    MAERSK offshore supply tug attacked in Gulf of Mexico Erofey Schkvarkin News April 15, 2020 1:51 pm Offshore tug, supply ship MAERSK TRANSPORTER was attacked and boarded by armed pirates at night Apr 12 in Gulf of Mexico off Cuidad Del Carmen, Mexico, roughly in the same area where 3 days earlier Italian supply ship REMAS was attacked. Attack was carried out in same manner, too. Pirates took several crew as hostages and looted the ship, taking with valuable items. Crew luckily, weren’t hurt. Offshore tug, supply ship MAERSK TRANSPORTER, IMO 9388649, GT 4678, built 2009, flag Denmark, manager...
  • Two hurt when pirates attack Italian ship in Gulf of Mexico, officials say

    11/12/2019 7:41:18 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 12, 2019 | Louis Casiano
    Two crew members on an Italian-flagged ship were injured when the vessel was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Mexico, the Mexican navy said Tuesday. One crew member aboard the "Remas" had a bullet wound and the other suffered a concussion, officials told Reuters.
  • JUST IN: Two tankers evacuated in Gulf of Oman after incident; crew are safe - sources

    06/13/2019 12:16:27 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    Reuters Twitter ^ | 6-13-2019 | Reuters
    Lots of differing accounts from different media sources. Some say the tankers were attacked, a couple say “ torpedoed”. Bottom line, there was an incident nvolving two large oil tankers, one is on fire.
  • Gulf weather alert - storm formation update

    FULL TITLE: Shocking New Information On Hillary Clinton Investigations Revealed By AG Barr In CBS Interview, Downplayed And Ignored By Liberal Media ====================================================================== Conservative media and former federal prosecutors are highlighting a portion of the recent CBS News interview with Attorney General William Barr, where Barr informed the public that after U.S. Attorney John Huber was tapped to investigate the FISA applications to target the Trump campaign for spying and the subsequent electronic surveillance of Carter Page, Huber "stood back and put that on hold while the Office of Inspector General was conducting its review." Coverage of that statement has...
  • Groom rescues struggling swimmer moments after beach wedding in Alabama

    08/08/2018 2:55:44 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 23 replies
    WTVD11 online news ^ | 8/8/2018 | AP
    ORANGE BEACH, Alabama -- A bridegroom has been credited with saving a struggling swimmer just moments after his beach wedding on the Gulf Coast last week. Zac and Cindy Edwards had just gotten married at Orange Beach, Alabama, and were taking wedding photos when a woman came up and said someone was struggling in the surf, WALA-TV reported . Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Zac Edwards is a former lifeguard, so he stripped off his shirt and went in after the swimmer. Edwards got to the person, but then had a hard time making it back to shore.
  • Tropical depression has 80 percent chance of forming this week in Gulf, forecasters say

    05/24/2018 7:54:32 AM PDT · by BBell · 25 replies ^ | 5/24/18 | Carlie Kollath Wells
    A low pressure system heading for the Gulf of Mexico has an 80 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression this week, the National Hurricane Center said in its Thursday morning forecast (May 24). The system called Invest 90L is gradually becoming better defined, forecasters said, and is expected to bring heavy rains to the Gulf Coast during Memorial Day weekend. Rip currents also are a threat from Louisiana to Florida. A tropical depression is likely to form by late Saturday over the southeast Gulf of Mexico, forecasters said. If it strengthens to a tropical storm, it will be called...
  • Tropical disturbance heading for Gulf could mean wet Memorial Day weekend in New Orleans

    05/21/2018 6:17:05 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies ^ | 5/21/18 | Carlie Kollath Wells
    Hurricane forecasters on Monday (May 21) were tracking a weather disturbance they say has a low chance of developing into a tropical depression this week in the Gulf of Mexico. It has the potential to make things wet in New Orleans for Memorial Day weekend. As of 7:30 a.m. Monday, the weather disturbance was in the Caribbean Sea and extended across Cuba and the Florida peninsula. It's expected to move into the central or eastern Gulf of Mexico over the next several days.What does it mean for New Orleans? The National Weather Service office in Slidell said the system could...
  • 'Major' Deep Offshore Oil Discovery Made in US Gulf of Mexico

    01/31/2018 2:45:58 PM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 55 replies
    Rigzone Website ^ | Andreas Exarheas
    Chevron Corporation announced Wednesday that a ‘major’ oil discovery has been made at the Ballymore prospect, located deep offshore in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The Ballymore well reached a total measured depth of 29,194 feet and encountered more than 670 feet of net oil pay with ‘excellent’ reservoir and fluid characteristics, Chevron said in a statement on its website. A sidetrack well is currently being drilled to further assess the discovery, which is already deemed commercially viable. “The Gulf of Mexico deepwater is an integral part of our company’s long-term strategy,” Jeff Shellebarger, president of Chevron North America Exploration...