Rep. Jim Keffer

Commentary: HB 3749: The Year’s Most Important Legislation for Gas Utility Customers

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The Houston Chronicle this week has highlighted what is likely the year’s most important state legislation for gas utility customers. House Bill 3749, by state Rep. Jim Keffer, will help ensure that Texas cities continue having a voice to defend their citizens against unwarranted gas utility rate hikes. A key legislative committee approved the bill last […]
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Guest commentary: America’s new and improved energy mix

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Demand for alternative energy sources is untethered from oil and natural gas prices, the writers argue.
(Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle )

Kinder Morgan looks to expand natural gas route to Mexico

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If shippers sign on, Kinder Morgan would likely turn dirt on the $38 million upgrade with a completion date of mid-2017.
Business deal finalized, congratulations!

BP sells UK natural gas midstream assets

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BP will raise $486 million selling its stake in a natural-gas transportation system in the U.K. North Sea.
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Report: Man-made earthquakes shake over a dozen areas in US

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The man-made quakes jolted once stable regions in eight states, including parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas, according to researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey.
(Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

CERAWeek: Mexico’s power markets draw on past privatizations

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Regulators at one point had made a chart tracking the origins of the many different elements of Mexico’s regulatory scheme.
CERAweek attendees between sessions during the IHS Energy CERAWeek Wednesday April 22, 2015 at the Hilton Americas-Houston. (Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

CERAWeek: Freeport CEO says U.S. is only in the “fourth inning” of natural gas development

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The flood of natural gas unleashed by the shale boom is shaping the North American economy in wide-reaching and disparate ways, a panel of top gas industry executives said Wednesday.
Charif Souki, CEO of Cheniere Energy speaks during an interview, Cheniere is among Houston's top workplaces, according to a Chronicle survey Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Houston.
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CERAWeek: With ample U.S. gas, LNG export debate is over, Cheniere CEO says

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Companies no longer need to follow Cheniere’s business model and invest billions of dollars to wrestle their way into an increasingly crowded market to sell liquefied natural gas overseas, CEO Charif Souki said Wednesday.
David Foley, CEO of Blackstone's energy investing arm, speaks during a panel at IHS CERAWeek in April 2015.

CERAWeek: Blackstone exec says don’t worry about U.S. LNG project overbuild

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The CEO of Blackstone’s energy arm says there’s little chance U.S. liquefied natural gas firms will build more export facilities than the global market can handle now that oil prices have collapsed.
Escalating political tensions that led to across-the-board federal budget cuts are putting a drag on the benefits of the oil and gas boom, CERAWeek panelists said. (Nick de la Torre/Houston Chronicle)

CERAWeek: Europe’s natural gas network is lacking, Eni boss says

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Europe’s natural gas markets have been handicapped by a lack of infrastructure, essentially creating many separate segments instead of one united market, CEO Claudio Descalzi told CERAWeek attendees.