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CERAWeek Day 5: What to look for

CERAWeek by IHS Markit wraps up Friday with a focus on policy and the future. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the number two Republican in the Senate, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, discuss where energy policy is going under President Donald Tru ...

Commentary: Embracing digital labor in oil and gas

By Rachel Everaard What do we mean when we talk about digital labor? Forget robots and androids. Digital labor refers to the use of sophisticated software to manage repetitive, high-volume tasks across an enterprise — a transformation that has the potential to add significant value in the oil and ga ...

Commentary: An important new electricity source for Texas

  Texas has a mixed bag of fuels to generate the state’s electricity.  This includes natural gas (55 perent), coal/lignite (24 percent), wind (14 percent), nuclear (6 percent), and solar (1 percent). But this mix will keep changing since Houston and some other Texas cities are  “nonattainment” ...

CERAWeek Day 4: What to look for

Scott Pruitt, the recently confirmed administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau headline Thursday’s proceedings at CERAWeek by IHS Markit, which will focus on power. Pruitt, who spent much of his career as Oklahoma attorney general suing th ...

Commentary: Can Houston lead on clean energy like it has on oil and gas?

By Marilyn Waite Houston is diversifying to meet the market – and this could be good news for entrepreneurs solving energy challenges. What do the new Secretary of State and Secretary of Energy have in common? They both hail from Texas, a state with a rich history of energy booms, busts, and yes, in ...

CERAWeek by IHS Markit on Wednesday focuses on natural gas, globalization and emerging global markets for natural gas. The conference will take on push to retreat behind national borders in a panel, “Whatever happened to globalization? Among the speakers feature are Patrick Pouyanné, the chief ...

Guest column: Fab Lab to train next generation

By Cedric Bleimling One of the most productive oil fields in the U.S. over the last century has the potential to hit major pay dirt once again – with the federal government estimating that 20 billion barrels of unconventional oil resides in the Midland Basin of West Texas. The oil is in shale that o ...

CERAWeek Day 2: What to look for

Oil is the focus today at CERAWeek, headlined by Saudi Arabia’s oil minister Khalid al-Falih. With crude prices stuck between $50 and $55 a barrel, the question remains whether OPEC will extend its agreement to cut output later this year, and what impact Falih’s comments will have on pri ...

Gas prices unchanged in Houston area

Houston area gasoline prices were unchanged over the past week as the national average rose, according to the website GasBuddy.com. Prices at the pump average $2.07 a gallon in Greater Houston, said GasBuddy, which tracks gasoline prices and refining activity. Nationally, the average price of gasoli ...

CERAWeek Day One: What to look for

CERAWeek kicks off Monday with the future of the oil markets front and center as prices stabilize between $50 and $55 a barrel after plunging to $26 a barrel just over a year ago. An agreement by OPEC and major oil producers such as Russia to cut output by some 1.8 million barrels a day ... ...

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