Don Mason

Don Mason

Don Mason is an assistant business editor at the Houston Chronicle, responsible primarily for supervising energy industry coverage.

Pemex CEO honored as oil exec of the year

International energy leaders named Pemex CEO Emilio Lozoya petroleum exec of the year.  More »

Drilling suspended after waves strike rig

Anadarko Petroleum suspended drilling while it evaluates the status of a Gulf of Mexico drilling rig hit by heavy waves Tuesday morning.  More »

Houston oil company announces next CEO

Noble Energy President David Stover will succeed CEO Charles Davidson.  More »

Genesis Energy president to resign, keep advisory role

Steve Nathanson will resign April 30 as president and COO of Genesis Energy, a Houston midstream partnership, but will retain an advisory role for three years.  More »

Anadarko plans up to $8.5B in 2014 capital investment

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. plans up to $8.5 billion in 2014 capital investment, with 60 percent aimed at U.S. onshore operations.  More »

Texas power conservation alert expires

Texans set a record for March power demand, but the grid operator let a conservation alert expire Tuesday morning as temperatures rose.  More »

Cold weather, hot market: Texas power price reaches max

Wholesale electricity in Texas, typically less than $100 per megawatt hour, reached $5,000 as heating demand approached generation capacity.  More »

Grid operator asks for conservation as cold grips state

The state’s grid operator is asking electric customers to conserve power as more cold moves through Texas and heating demand rises.  More »

Calpine buys San Antonio-area power plant for $625 million

Houston-based Calpine Corp. has added a Guadalupe County power plant to its fleet of nearly 100 in the U.S. and Canada.  More »

Power conservation alert ends

The agency that operates most of Texas’ power grid has canceled a conservation alert tied to cold weather.  More »

Cold weather prompts call for power conservation in Texas

The state’s main grid operator is asking consumers to reduce electricity use to ensure adequate power as temperatures fall overnight.  More »

Enterprise Products Partners reports record year

Enterprise Products Partners distributed $2.74 per unit to its investors last year, the Houston pipeline company said in announcing fourth-quarter and full-year financial results.  More »
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