Gulf of Mexico

Giant lease sale seen as “modestly active”

MARCH 21, 2018 — Interior Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management Joe Balash today announced that region wide Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 250 conducted today by Interior’s generated $124,763,581 in

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Barge fire in GoM extinguished, vessel adrift

AUGUST 4, 2017—The Gulfport (Mississippi) Fire Department reports that it has extinguished a fire aboard a tank barge carrying 2,500 tons of anhydrous ammonia and 800 gallons of diesel fuel about 2

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Gulf of Mexico’s “Dead Zone” grows

AUGUST 3, 2017—The Gulf of Mexico’s “Dead Zone” is growing and it’s the largest it has ever been—relatively the size of New Jersey—according to a team of scientists. The current Gulf of