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Guest commentary: America’s new and improved energy mix

Demand for alternative energy sources is untethered from oil and natural gas prices, the writers argue.  More »

CERAWeek Day Three: Rich Kinder, Charif Souki, Joe Kaeser

Day Three of the annual conference shifts to natural gas, and will feature speakers like Charif Souki, CEO of Cheniere Energy, which is building a pair of massive natural gas exports terminals in Texas.  More »

Commentary: Is your confidentiality agreement enforceable?

Simply entering into a confidentiality agreement may not be enough to protect such information.  More »

Exxon may be expanding its Beaumont refinery

Reuters reported in July that Exxon was considering a third crude distillation unit at the Beaumont refinery, potentially doubling its current 344,600-barrel per day capacity with a multi-billion dollar project.  More »

Commentary: Oil’s perfect storm

The precipitous drop in global oil prices that began last October has not only overturned business plans and fiscal assumptions. It also has upset a host of cherished geopolitical assumptions.  More »

Commentary: Amid a crude oil crash, producers are hoarding cash to survive

With dozens of firms offering new opportunities to invest, understanding what signifies a healthy oil company is more important than ever as stock and bond prices are attractive now.  More »

Shell workers in Deer Park end strike

United Steelworkers at Shell Deer Park and Shell Chemical join employees at four Gulf Coast refineries in Louisiana and Texas who have also ended strikes.  More »

Dallas Fed: Texas job growth to slow, Houston to see the biggest impact

Declines in the oil and gas industry, tight labor markets and weakening exports led to the revision, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas wrote Tuesday.  More »

Striking refinery employees could come back to work by end of March

Last week, negotiators for Shell, which was representing the industry, and the union agreed on a deal that provides a national framework for contracts.  More »

Striking Motiva workers approve contract

Employees could go back to work as soon as Monday, said Garrett Ozment, a union representative and machinist at the refinery, which is the nation’s largest.  More »

Workers in refinery strike still off the job

Local issues must be worked out and a contract ratified at each facility before employees return to work.  More »

OSHA says company involved in Midland explosion had violation in 2014

The violation, which took place in February 2014, was related to “flammable and combustible liquids” and was specifically for “sources of ignition,” according to OSHA’s website.  More »

Steelworkers rally at Shell HQ as talks set to resume Wednesday

The marchers started at City Hall and went on to various buildings of oil companies they are battling with over labor contracts.  More »

Texas grid can handle the heat, operator says

Texas power plants should be able to meet spring and summer electricity demand, the state’s grid operator said Monday.  More »

Guest commentary: dealing with low energy prices

Many Texans have seen this movie before, and some of us have seen it several times. Until the commodity cycle turns, as it always does, refocus on the basic blocking and tackling of running a business. Take protective measures to guard against avoidable losses.  More »
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