Cuba’s dreams of petroleum riches has been dealt a big blow as Cuba’s state oil company announced Monday a second deep-water exploratory well in the Gulf of Mexico is a bust.
The risks of drilling for oil off the coast of Cuba, and whether the U.S. is prepared to handle a spill, will be the focus of a meeting Monday between experts, U.S. officials and the Coast Guard.
Less than two years after the BP oil spill left the Gulf coast reeling, a new semi-submersible oil rig is now stationed in the Florida Straits, less than 90 miles from the coast of Key West.
Drilling for oil in the Florida Everglades has become a slippery slope for Gov. Rick Scott.