Vicki Vaughan

CPS dedicates solar complex

CPS Energy boosted its portfolio of renewable energy Monday when it dedicated a 19.8-megawatt solar complex on land dotted with sunflowers in South Bexar County.  More »

Eagle Ford plant under way

Houston-based Anadarko Petroleum has begun construction of a natural-gas processing plant south of Cotulla that will add than 100 construction jobs in the area.  More »

Waterless fracking firm to hire 100

A Canadian company that uses a new, waterless process in fracking operations plans to build an operations center in Floresville that will serve clients drilling in the Eagle Ford Shale, a company official said Friday.  More »

Eagle Ford: Enterprise opens crude-gathering system

Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners LP said the first phase of its crude-oil gathering system for Eagle Ford Shale producers is complete.  More »

Shale play a worry for Bexar ozone

There are concerns that development of the Eagle Ford Shale could push the San Antonio area over the limit of federal standards for ozone levels, an expert told the members of the Eagle Ford Task Force.  More »

Weatherford’s S.A. hub completed

Oil field services company Weatherford International Inc. provided more details this week about the completion of its 108-acre facility in south San Antonio at Interstate 37 and Loop 1604.  More »

EnerJex’s Kansas oil production rises

San Antonio-based EnerJex Resources Inc. said oil production has increased 50 percent, to about 150 barrels of oil a day, from its Mississippian project in southeast Kansas.  More »

Program in Eagle Ford aims to curb natural gas flaring

Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter said Wednesday the commission and some oil and gas companies may launch a program to use natural gas to operate on-site generators to power operations in the Eagle Ford Shale.  More »

Experts deliver another round of Eagle Ford bullishness

The development of the Eagle Ford shale continues to prompt dazzling assessments and predictions from experts, who said at an energy symposium Wednesday that in four years, the oil-rich formation could become the nation’s second-most productive shale play.  More »

Report: Booming Eagle Ford Shale created 48K jobs

An oil and gas bonanza in South Texas supported nearly 48,000 jobs last year while creating overnight boom towns cashing in on a $25 billion economic windfall from the liquid-rich Eagle Ford shale, according to a university study released Wednesday.  More »

Valero may have buyer for Aruba plant

Valero Energy Corp. said an interested party may be interested in buying its Aruba refinery for $350 million, plus working capital, according to a regulatory filing.  More »

Pioneer Drilling swings to a profit

San Antonio-based Pioneer Drilling Co. Inc. moved into the black in the first quarter ended March 31 as net income rose to $14.2 million, or 23 cents a share, compared with a loss of $6 million, or 11 cents a share, for the same period a year ago.  More »

Tesoro Logistics meets analysts’ expectations

San Antonio-based Tesoro Logistics LP reported net income of $11.6 million, or 37 cents per unit, for the first quarter ended March 31.  More »

Tesoro Logistics earned $11.6 million in first quarter

Tesoro Logistics’ 37-cent earnings per unit met analysts’ expectations.  More »

Valero CEO says gas prices likely have peaked

The Eagle Ford shale formation will put out 500,000 barrels of crude oil a day by the end of the year, Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) Chief Executive Officer Bill Klesse said after the company’s annual meeting in San Antonio.  More »