National Oilwell Varco saw a lot of change in 2014, following the naming of its new CEO and the reorganization of its business units. More »
The Public Utility Commission of Texas will decide whether CenterPoint Energy can build a new transmission line that two Houston generating companies oppose. More »
Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter sees a threat to the state’s booming oil industry from invading Islamists, Russian propaganda and Barack Obama. More »
Texas, with its history of oil booms and busts, offers expertise for a country new to the energy game.
Guest commentary: There is still time for the industry to take back control of the online narrative before activists chip away at the 68 percent of Americans who currently support offshore oil and gas drilling.
Petroleum engineers in Colorado are working on a process called cryogenic fracturing, which replaces water with searing cold liquid nitrogen or liquid carbon dioxide. More »
For generations of producers drillers in Texas, where a vast pipeline system has grown with the fits and starts of the oil industry’s notorious business cycle, railroads provided little more than a relatively expensive last resort. But in the boom associated with the hydraulic fracturing, producers increasingly enlist trains to handle the glut. More »
A tanker of oil at the center of a dispute between Kurdistan and Iraq apparently is still in Galveston-area waters despite two days of absence from maritime tracking systems. More »
Since governmental guidelines and voluntary practices of today can quickly turn into the requirements of tomorrow, the oil and gas pipeline industry can prepare now. More »
Above all, the oil boom has emerged as a singular force driving the state’s great challenge of the 21st century, the post-urbanization population surge.
The global energy industry must seek new avenues to meet growing demand. More »
The proposed rules would require companies seeking a wastewater well permit to submit more information about the seismic history of their site and the underground pressure the water will cause. More »