More than half a billion tons of additional greenhouse gas emissions per year — equivalent to 8 percent of total U.S. emissions — may be generated by new oil, gas and petrochemical facilities in Texas and Louisiana, University of Texas researchers estimate.
US Gulf of Mexico
Talos Energy has struck a number of deals worth $640m (£488m) to expand its footprint in the US Gulf of Mexico.
Sembcorp Marine has been picked by Shell to build the floating production unit (FPU) for the Whale field in the US Gulf of Mexico.
At the beginning of this century, the British energy company BP achieved its own American dream, becoming the largest oil and gas producer in the United States after spending a combined $75 billion to buy the oil companies Amoco and ARCO in audacious back-to-back deals.
Subtropical Storm Alberto had a burst of strength as it closes on Florida’s Panhandle, where it should come ashore early Monday, and is spreading heavy rains across the U.S. South, potentially causing more than $1 billion in economic losses.