Texans living in deregulated electricity areas paid about $22 billion more in the last decade than they would have under a regulated system, according a recent analysis by a consumer group. Texas residential consumers have paid as much as 45 percent more for deregulated electricity than their counterparts in regulated areas of the state since […] More »
An old adage about life is that when you are in a hole quit digging. With trust in government at an all time low, actions that further erode trust and credibility are just more examples of keep on digging. The Wall Street Journal recently reported a case of EPA doing exactly that. It is no […] More »
Thousands of miles of underground gathering pipelines in North Dakota are being mapped under new rules that require companies to report the locations to the state, a change that is being hailed by regulators, industry and the state’s biggest landowner group.
America’s newest and cleanest coal-fired power plant comes with a catch: The heat-trapping carbon dioxide removed from its smokestack pollution will help force more oil out of the ground. More »
If you’ve been missing out on this whole oil boom thing that’s happening in South Texas, the new Shiner Landing development is offering a chance to win some Eagle Ford Shale mineral rights. OK, so it’s a small amount of minerals. More »
Ministers from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq said OPEC needn’t cut production next year to make room for additional supplies from Iran, Libya and U.S. shale oil. More »
The price of oil rose 1 percent Thursday as stockpiles declined and new indications that demand is rising in the U.S., the world’s largest crude consumer. The price of natural gas soared nearly 5 percent to close at $4.46 per thousand cubic feet — the highest price since July of 2011 — after the government […] More »
The downtown skyscraper project that Chevron announced this summer has been put on hold, the oil company said Thursday. More »
If you’re interested in breaking into the oil & gas industry, you’ll want to pay special attention to this week’s column. A few days ago I received an email from a Young Professional that was frustrated with their career, wanted to break into oil & gas upstream operations, and through hard work was able to secure two offers with leading service companies. More »
A lawsuit by a group of Ecuadoreans to seize Chevron Corp.’s Canadian assets can proceed in the country, a Canadian court ruled Tuesday. More »
A Libyan rebel leader refused to hand over control of three oil ports to the government, keeping a lid on the North African nation’s crude sales in a development that may buoy the price of the fuel.
The U.S. Coast Guard wants to allow barges filled with fracking wastewater to ply the nation’s rivers on their way toward disposal. Many environmentalists are horrified, but industry groups say barge transport has its advantages More »