Energy related stories from today’s/this weekend’s Houston Chronicle or on chron.com:
• Are presidential candidates’ plans on energy realistic?: With oil trading around $90 a barrel and experts warning of $3.50 gas this spring, the presidential hopefuls are jockeying to lay claim to what may be a key issue of the campaign.
• He’s been a champion of investors: Loren Steffy writes about Harold Mathis, who has been trying to get CenterPoint Energy to change the way it elects its board of directors for years.
• Exxon Mobil posts third consecutive record profit: Oil giant took in $77,213 per minute last year as the price of crude soared.
• Hundreds of companies to converge in Houston for oil expo: Associated Press – Recession? What recession? When thousands of wheeler-dealers gather downtown this week to buy, sell and trade oil and gas projects, they’ll be ready to shell out millions of dollars, perhaps tens of millions.
• Another uranium boom is on the horizon for small town: Associated Press – When a uranium boom hit this former logging and farming community in the mid-1970s, housing was so scarce people slept in campgrounds and cemeteries.
• Wind farms are surging, but the labor supply isn’t: Associated Press – The line of towering wind turbines stands motionless on the ridgeline above Interstate 70 in central Kansas, Y-shaped silhouettes amid the swirling snow.
• The Well: Pride International, Orion Marine Group.