A wind farm in West Texas, outside of Roby. (Photo courtesy Rational Middle Media)

EDF building new Texas wind farm for Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble made the announcement of the Tyler Bluff Wind Project on Monday at the White House as part of the company signing the “American Business Act on Climate Pledge” to achieve 30 percent renewable energy power to its plants globally by 2020. The wind farm will be built near Muenster in Cooke County by the end of 2016.

Commentary: Ex-Im Bank: A Symbol of Crony Capitalism

When Elizabeth Warren says that the system is rigged, she’s right but for the wrong reasons. There is an abundance of evidence that the federal government is too big and that we have become an over-governed society. One of the consequences is that big companies with lobbying clout have an advantage when it comes to […]
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Saudi crude stockpiles at record high

Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, is storing record amounts of crude in its quest to maintain market share as it cut shipments.
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Alaska to convene special session on gas issues

The Alaska Legislature is set to convene for its third special session this year, this time to consider a buyout of one of the state’s partners on a proposed multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas project.
(Brett Clanton/Houston Chronicle)

With little drilling, Wyoming oil surge not expected to last

Wyoming’s economy is feeling the effects of drilling rig crews packing up and moving out.
(Photo: Zach Heller Photography)

California shuts 33 oilfield wells threatening water supply

California is shutting down another 33 oilfield wells that state officials improperly permitted to inject into federally protected water supplies.
(Doug Kanter/Bloomberg News)

Clean Power Plan may force coal power plant retirements in Texas, ERCOT says

Despite the concerns, the estimated retirement of at least 4,000 megawatts of coal-fired generation capacity in the ERCOT region is much less than the previous projection of 8,700 megawatts given last year before the Clean Power Plan rule was finalized and the timelines were eased, said ERCOT, which manages about 85 percent of Texas’ electricity load.
(AP file photo/Reed Saxon)

Occidental reportedly selling Bakken acreage at sharp discount

A Simmons note contends that Occidental’s view of the Bakken has rapidly deteriorated since it invested heavily five years ago.
Phillips 66 Sweeny refinery.  (Ryan Holeywell/Houston Chronicle)

Phillips 66 delays Sweeny startup after mechanical failure

The 100,000-barrel-a-day Fractionator One project at Phillips 66’s Sweeny complex is part of a $3 billion capital expansion project in southern Texas launched last year.
(Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)

Southern Company and South Korean utility team up on “clean coal”

Southern Company is seeking to set the global blueprint on making clean-coal projects work.