Gulf Of Mexico

Chris Miller
WWL Newsroom
December 21, 2019 - 10:51 am
It looks as if Louisiana's recreational red snapper season will continue through 11:59 p.m. New Year's Eve. Surveys indicate that 98% of the state's quota had been caught as of Dec. 8, with about 16,100 pounds remaining, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. If that's all...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 09, 2019 - 9:05 pm
The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the two people who were aboard a helicopter that crashed in the Gulf of Mexico. “It is never easy to suspend a search,” said Lt. Cmdr. Michelle Ferguson from Coast Guard Sector New Orleans. “We searched diligently with our pilots, boat crews and cutter...
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Don Ames
November 23, 2019 - 1:36 pm
The Trump Administration will begin allowing new shallow-water Gulf of Mexico oil and gas rigs to operate at reduced royalty or royalty-free rates to incentivize new activity. Rig activity is expected to increase over the next year, but Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director Scott...
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WWL Newsroom
November 21, 2019 - 9:37 pm
The federal agencies that make and enforce offshore oil and gas leases say they'll encourage new wells in shallow Gulf of Mexico waters by allowing some reduced-royalty or even royalty-free production if owners can prove they need it. Officials say $20 billion worth of oil and gas may go untapped...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 25, 2019 - 10:27 am
The National Hurricane Center now says we could have a tropical storm coming ashore in Louisiana tonight. "On the forecast track, the center of the cyclone should move across the northwestern Gulf of Mexico this afternoon and then move over the northern Gulf coast tonight or Saturday morning,"...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 18, 2019 - 9:59 am
Forecasters do not expect Louisiana to get much from the disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico as it passes to the south. "We will only have some minor impacts on Louisiana today," WWL TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum said. "The worst of it will be along the coast with some heavy rain, gusty winds and...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 17, 2019 - 10:01 am
The National Hurricane Center says we could see a named storm in the Gulf soon. "Showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low pressure located over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico continue to show signs of organization," Senior Hurricane Specialist Jack Beven said. "Environmental...
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WWL Newsroom
October 13, 2019 - 10:29 am
The federal government wants a challenge to Trump administration rules for offshore drilling to be moved out of California. The case should be heard in New Orleans or Washington, Justice Department lawyers said in papers filed Friday in federal court in San Francisco, where the challenge was filed...
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U.S. Coast Guard
Jim Hanzo
September 15, 2019 - 7:00 pm
A man was rescued by the Coast Guard after his plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico. The plane went down approximately 8 miles southeast of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Sunday. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District received a distress alert from an emergency locator transmitter at 11:46 a.m...
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Don Ames
September 15, 2019 - 8:34 am
A stronger Tropical Storm Humberto is north of the Bahamas and will turn eastward away from the Florida coast soon. It is forecast to become a hurricane by late Sunday or Monday as it moves out over the Atlantic toward Bermuda. Closer to the New Orleans area, an upper low south of our coastline...
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