Texas Gov. Rick Perry in October 2011. (AP Photo/Scott Eells, Pool)

Perry to lawmakers: Do more to advance offshore drilling

Congress can do more to advance offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean while boosting the economies of coastal states, eight governors said Friday.
Apache Corporation operates in the Gulf of Mexico. (Apache Corp.)

Apache to sell $3.75B in Gulf of Mexico assets

Houston-based oil and gas exploration and production firm Apache Corp. is selling some of its Gulf of Mexico assets for $3.75 billion in cash to a unit of New York private equity firm Riverstone Holdings.
A stingray carcass lays on the shore of the Chachalacas beach near the town of Ursulo Galvan on Mexico's Gulf Coast, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Mexican authorities are investigating the death of at least 250 stingrays. Ursulo Galvan Mayor Martin Verdejo says witnesses told authorities fishermen dumped the stingrays on the beach because they weren't able to get a good price for them. Chopped stingray wings are commonly served as snacks in Veracruz restaurants. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

Gulf of Mexico stingray deaths investigated for oil link

Mexican authorities investigating the deaths of at least 250 rays found on a beach say they are studying whether work being done by the country’s national oil company in the Gulf of Mexico might have been involved.
Shell's Auger tension-leg platform in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: Shell)

Shell shuts in giant Gulf platform for well hookups

Shell announced Wednesday it had temporarily halted operations at its oldest tension-leg platform in the Gulf of Mexico as it nears the final stage of a $2.5 billion project to drain deep oil and gas reserves at the site.
Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill floats on the water as the sky is reflected in sheen on Barataria Bay, off the coast of Louisiana, in this June, 7, 2010 file photo. A high-stakes trial to assign blame and help figure out exactly how much more BP and other companies should pay for the spill began Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Anadarko to face investor suit over BP spill, judge says

Anadarko Petroleum Corp., a partner in the BP (BP/) Plc well that blew up in 2010 and triggered the largest U.S. offshore oil spill, must face a lawsuit claiming it misled investors, a judge said.

BP sets up anti-fraud hotline for spill claims

BP has set up a hotline for people to report alleged fraud involving claims arising from the company’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
An aerial view of an Energy Resource Technology well that leaked a briny mix of gas, condensate and salt water for roughly four days in July. Workers brought the 40-year-old well under control on July 11, after pumping drilling mud into it. They were preparing to pump cement into the well to permanently kill it as soon as July 15. (Photo: Talos Energy)

Workers aim to kill Gulf well

Work is underway to permanently kill off a well that leaked gas and condensate into the Gulf of Mexico for about four days last week.

Deep-water platforms ready for Gulf of Mexico (photos)

The Houston Chronicle traveled to Kiewit Offshore Services in Ingleside, Texas this week for a tour of Anadarko Petroleum’s newest and largest deep-water production platform. The behind-the-scenes look revealed more than they expected.
Gas, condensate and salt water leaked from an Energy Resource Technology well in the Gulf of Mexico on July 8, producing a rainbow sheen at one point estimated to stretch four miles. By July 12, it had been brought under control and was no longer leaking. (Photo: Billy L. Dugger with On Wings of Care)

Workers preparing to permanently kill Gulf well

Workers are preparing to permanently kill a leaking gas well in the Gulf of Mexico this weekend, after temporarily sealing it off late Thursday.

Workers launch operation to kill leaking Gulf well

Workers began pumping drilling mud into a gas well 74 miles off the Louisiana coast on Thursday, in a bid to stop condensate leaking into the Gulf of Mexico.