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How Enron spelled the end of Houston's Roaring 90s

Thu, 02/02/2023 - 05:16

The collapse of the company marked the end of the decade's economic optimism and growth.

As natural gas expands in Gulf, residents fear rising damage

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 09:06

Lydia Larce has what she calls “storm PTSD.”

House votes to block China from buying oil from US reserves

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 09:02

The measure is the first in a series of GOP proposals aimed at “unleashing American energy production.''

Gov't OKs nearly $190M in bids from offshore oil lease sale

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 21:26

 Companies bid on about 2% of the tracts offered for sale in the Gulf of Mexico.

Houston-based oil company settles criminal cases in California spill

Tue, 01/03/2023 - 17:21

The company will plead no contest to all six charges.

ExxonMobil's BLADE expansion on schedule, set to open early 2023

Sun, 01/01/2023 - 03:18

ExxonMobil will be bringing 40 to 60 new permanent jobs to the area.

'The lights will stay on this summer': ERCOT says asking Texans to conserve power is proof system is working

Sun, 01/01/2023 - 03:18

Texas Public Utilities Commission Chairman Peter Lake made adamant defenses of ERCOT and the state's power grid capacities on Tuesday following last weekend's power conservation notice. 

After underestimating power demand, Texas electric grid operator gets federal permission to exceed air quality limits

Tue, 12/27/2022 - 14:12

The U.S. Department of Energy granted permission for power plants to release more pollution than is normally allowed — if grid conditions worsen

Crypto miners in Texas will be using as much energy as the city of Houston by mid-2023, ERCOT says

Tue, 12/27/2022 - 14:12

ERCOT is preparing for an influx of cryptocurrency mining businesses it says will likely end up drawing more energy from the power grid than the state's largest city. 

Texas and New Mexico water consortiums working with Department of Energy on produced water research

Wed, 12/14/2022 - 20:56

The multi-year, $5 million software project should help operators better manage, treat and beneficially reuse produced water

U.S. Coast Guard works to contain 420-gallon oil spill in Texas waters

Sat, 12/10/2022 - 00:49

Tabbs Bay is east of Houston near Baytown and La Porte. 

ERCOT names Ohio energy exec Pablo Vegas as new CEO of Texas power grid

Sat, 12/10/2022 - 00:49

State regulators came under intense scrutiny in 2021 when it was discovered that one-third of its leadership lived out of state.

Next US energy boom could be wind power in the Gulf of Mexico

Sat, 12/10/2022 - 00:49

More than half of the U.S. population lives within 50 miles of a coast, so offshore wind sites are close to electricity demand centers.

Who benefits from renewable energy subsidies? In Texas, it's often fossil fuel companies that are fighting clean energy elsewhere

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 21:34

We are able to track who actually builds and owns a large portion of the nation’s renewable energy.

Texas pipeline company charged in California oil spill

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 21:34

A Houston-based oil company and two subsidiaries were indicted for a crude spill that fouled Southern California waters and beaches earlier this year.

EPA announces flights to look for methane in Texas' Permian Basin

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 22:32

Colorless and odorless, methane is a potent greenhouse gas that traps 83 times more heat in the atmosphere over a 20-year period than an equivalent amount of carbon dioxide.

Biden administration quietly approves huge Texas oil export project

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 15:24

 The proposed offshore terminal is one of four projects intended to expand oil export capacity.

Exxon Mobil rolls out plan to cut emissions in Permian Basin

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 15:24

This is the first tangible commitment the company has made to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


ConocoPhillips completes $9.5B acquisition of Shell’s Permian assets

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 15:24

Report: The majority of Shell’s Midland-based Permian employees and many Houston-based employees were offered jobs by ConocoPhillips, effective with the closing of the deal.

Texans can apply for financial help with their soaring energy bills

Wed, 11/16/2022 - 10:11

The Texas Utility Help program has been reopened for low-income Texans to apply. 


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