I report on Harris County government and the Port of Houston Authority for the Houston Chronicle, where I previously covered aviation and shipping for the business section. I started my journalism career in West Texas reporting on local and state government and water issues for the San Angelo Standard-Times and Reuters America Service. When I'm not reporting the news, I'm reading the news, traveling or enjoying Houston's fabulous museums and restaurants.

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Officials say wider canal can boost natural gas exports

Transportation and port officials reiterated Tuesday that the nearly complete expansion of the Panama Canal will provide opportunities for growth in exports, but won't immediately strain the state's road, railroads and pipelines. ...

Apache works to promote natural gas as transportation fuel

In an effort to increase demand for the natural gas it produces by making the fuel more accessible to potential consumers, Apache paid about $1.3 million for a compressed natural gas station near Bush Intercontinental Airport, which began fueling the Houston Airport System’s fleet of 30 CNG-powered ...