Kiah Collier

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.

Houstonian joins Forbes billionaire list on Eagle Ford Shale riches

Harrison in 2010 leased his 100,000-acre ranch in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas to Shell Oil Co. for $1 billion in cash, plus royalties for future oil and gas production.  More »

Shipping giant bets on oil boom with Houston facility

Anticipating significant growth in the oil and gas sector, Gulf Agency Company has broken ground on a 181,000-square-foot warehouse in north Houston to house a growing number of shipments and staff.  More »

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.  More »

Steel imports waver, but cargo still solid for port

The surge in steel imports has slowed at the Port of Houston Authority and it’s uncertain whether it will resume in 2013.  More »

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 parking shuttles last month.  More »

Energy provides engine for rail recovery, exec says

A railroad executive told a Houston audience that the shale oil and gas boom is giving a boost to his industry.  More »

Port’s energy trade includes wind power equipment

The Port of Houston Authority has touted a big increase in steel imports as a result of the shale-driven energy boom gripping Texas and other states.  More »