Loren Steffy

Steffy: After 9 years, a fond farewell

In the old days of news­papers, when copy was still edited on paper, the symbol -30- was used to mark the end of the story.  More »

Steffy: Offshore safety still isn’t making the grade

Offshore drilling safety still isn’t making the grade.  More »

Steffy: BP CEO overlooks a lesson lost

Almost three years after the Deepwater Horizon came to define it, BP wants to tell a different story.  More »

GM CEO wants feds to back natural gas fueling stations

Daniel Akerson is all too aware of the fact that someone people will never forgive General Motors for the government bailout that kept it in business, but the automaker’s chief executive is once again calling on the government for help.  More »

Steffy: Oil and granola mix at CERAWeek conference

At the week-long conference, world energy leaders are displaying the industry’s new boom mentality, one that goes hand in hand with a newfound environmentalism.  More »

Hess agrees to replace some directors amid investor pressure

Investors led by Elliott Associates have accused chief executive John Hess of stacking the board with cronies, some of whom had served as directors for almost three decades.  More »

Steffy: There’s no free ride in the Gulf

Let us pause for a moment to gaze with perfect clarity in the rearview mirror and talk about the revenue that might have been.  More »

Steffy: With a new energy secretary, we need a new energy strategy

After four decades of policies based on a scarcity of energy resources, we need a plan that capitalizes on abundance, that recognizes the tremendous fortuity that increased domestic production represents.  More »

Steffy: Sunset panel is no friend of power consumers

It didn’t take the Sunset Advisory Commission long to leave consumers in the dark.  More »

Steffy: Chesapeake gives shareholders more say, CEO less pay

The board of Chesapeake Energy offered a stinging referendum on the leadership of chief executive Aubrey McClendon, embracing sweeping governance changes and slashing executive and director pay.  More »

Telling truth may land BP employee in jail

If the government has its way, Kurt Mix will go to jail for telling the truth.  More »

Tools without sparks could save lives offshore

The spinning edge of the grinder blade makes contact with the steel, but no sparks rain out from the edge like fireflies shot from a harvester.  More »

Steffy: Call may decide fate of 2 from BP

The difference between exoneration and a lifetime in prison may come down to a 10-minute phone call.  More »

Steffy: In suspending BP, EPA does what drilling regulators would not

When BP agreed to plead guilty to 12 felony counts related to the Deepwater Horizon disaster a few weeks ago, I made the point that the felonies mattered more than the fines. Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency showed why.  More »

Steffy: Local CEOs offer free advice for the president

With the presidential election behind us, thoughts are turning to more pressing problems facing the economy.  More »
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