Ryan Holeywell

Ryan Holeywell

Ryan Holeywell covers energy for the Houston Chronicle. He previously wrote about transportation and municipal finance for Governing magazine, which is read by state and local government officials nationwide. Holeywell’s previous work has been published by the Washington Post and USA Today, and he has appeared on CNN and public radio to discuss his articles. Holeywell, a Houston native, graduated from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

LyondellBasell names new CEO

Chemical company LyondellBasell Industries tapped Bhavesh V. “Bob” Patel, an executive vice president with the company, to serve as its new executive officer, the company announced Thursday morning.  More »

Students in energy programs getting nervous as oil prices plummet

College seniors hoping to start careers in the energy sector are worrying about their job prospects now that crude oil prices continue to fall.  More »

Apache will sell LNG stakes in Australia, Canada for $2.75 billon

Apache Corp. will sell its stakes in liquefied natural gas projects in Australia and Canada for $2.75 billion, marking one of its most significant steps yet toward paring back its portfolio to focus on North American activity.  More »

AAA: Consumers now saving $100 per month on gasoline

Gasoline prices averaged $2.60 per gallon Friday — the lowest level since Dec. 27, 2009.  More »

As crude oil prices fall, concerns about sector slowdown rise

A slew of factors – including decreased demand projections and tough words from a Middle East official – contributed to a $2.88 drop in U.S. benchmark oil prices to $60.94 per barrel.  More »

EOG sells pair of Canadian assets for $410 million

EOG Resources sold assets in Manitoba and Alberta in a pair of deals that earned a combined $410 million for the Houston-based exploration and production company.  More »

Devon Energy CEO to retire next year

Devon Energy Corp. CEO John Richels, 63, will retire next year and likely be replaced by chief operating officer David Hager, the company announced.  More »

Report: Energy efficiency could cost U.S. utilities $48 billion

Two trends in the power sector — the expansion of distributed generation and advances in energy efficiency — could cost U.S. utilities up to $48 billion annually by 2025, according to a new report.  More »

Cheap gas likely to spur greater truck sales

The pitch for alternative fuel vehicles has become a lot more difficult.  More »

Do gasoline prices affect home values?

Researchers say their study, based on the sales more than 900,000 homes, is the first to examine the direct impact of gasoline prices on home values using data for specific properties.  More »

Ford’s aluminum body F-150 makes its debut

Ford says it’s the first truck to have an aluminum body, and as a result, it weighs about 700 pounds less than previous models.  More »

Eagle Ford produces billionth barrel

More than 70 percent of that production has occurred in the last two years.  More »

Grid operator says backup reserves improving

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas aims to have backup reserves of at least 13.75 percent of the state’s peak electricity demand.  More »

Report: ISIS-affiliated group claims blame for Apache worker’s death

In August, an Apache supervisor was killed during an attempted carjacking while driving on a road in the desert southwest of Cairo, the company said.  More »

Former BG exec hopes to win big with small LNG

Former BG Group chief operating officer Martin Houston is now in start up mode, serving as founder and chairman of Parallax Energy, a new Houston-based company focused on developing mid-scale liquefied natural gas export facilities.  More »
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