OFFSHORE DRILLING: Shell strikes black gold again in the Gulf of Mexico Nathanial Gronewold, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 HOUSTON -- A major new cache of oil has been found in the Gulf of Mexico. Please subscribe to EnergyWire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.