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.

Phillips 66 earnings up 39 percent

The company’s profits in its marketing and specialties division soared, rising from $105 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 to $367 million a year later.  More »

Hamm: Oil prices could rise sooner than you think

The market doesn’t understand just how quickly oil companies will scale back their activities as oil prices plunge — and as a result, prices could rebound faster than many observers expect, Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm said Wednesday.  More »

Vessel weighs anchor as oil dispute hangs in scales of justice

An oil tanker that’s sat off the coast of Galveston since July amid an international legal dispute is finally leaving.  More »

Hess cuts capital spending by 16 percent

Hess Corp. will cut its capital spending 16 percent to $4.7 billion, becoming the latest exploration and production company to announce big cuts to its 2015 budget.  More »

Hurdles remain for women in energy

Women have made strides in the energy industry, but there’s still a lack of women in some engineering and management positions, a panel of female energy sector executives said Monday.  More »

Video: Sikorsky’s new helicopter takes flight

Sikorsky doesn’t expect the drop in crude oil prices to hurt its business, even though the oil industry is a big customer.  More »

Helicopter company opens Houston office to serve offshore workers

About 80 helicopters from Sikorsky’s S-76 model line are operating in the Gulf of Mexico, along with 50 in its S-92 line.  More »

Texas wind cracks 10 percent threshold

The amount of wind power generated in the state cracked the 10 percent threshold last year for the first time as the industry continues to make strides in the western and Panhandle regions of Texas.  More »

Report: U.S. land rig count could fall 30 percent

The number of onshore oil and gas wells in the U.S. will fall 26 percent this year to 27,000, research firm Wood Mackenzie said in a new report published Thursday.  More »

BHP backing away from U.S. drilling

BHP Billiton Ltd., the biggest overseas investor in U.S. shale, will cut the number of its rigs there by about 40 percent as plunging petroleum prices add to concerns about lower iron ore earnings.  More »

Halliburton leaders suggest layoffs to hit North America

Halliburton acknowledged challenges ahead for the company as it faces pressure from exploration and production companies who are reeling from a more than 50 percent drop in the price of oil.  More »

Apache CEO Farris retires

John Christmann, the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer for North America, will succeed him.  More »

Dynegy says mega-deals won’t close in first quarter

Dynegy doesn’t expect to close the pair of mega-deals it announced in August until some time after the first quarter of this year, the Houston-based power generator said Monday.  More »

U.S. rig count sees biggest drop in six years

This week’s plunge marked the third-biggest one-week drop since Baker Hughes began tracking rig data in 1987.  More »

Apache workers face layoffs as oil prices fall

Apache Corp. began lay offs of hundreds of workers across the globe, a company spokeswoman said, becoming the latest energy company to shed jobs as oil prices fall.  More »
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