Category: Real estate

Occidental breaks ground on Midland complex

MIDLAND — Occidental Petroleum officials and employees gathered earlier this week with local- and state-elected officials — including Gov. Rick Perry — to break ground for the company’s Midland office. Mayor Jerry Morales began the event, welcoming participants and citing not only Occidental’s job creation but its contributions to the community — from schools to […]  More »

Foreign investors turn eyes to ND oil patch

Foreign investors more familiar with projects in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe and tropical escapes of Southeast Asia are finding a new destination for their dollars and francs: Western North Dakota’s oil patch that’s home to booming towns, low unemployment rates and high incomes  More »

SunPower offers batteries to hold homes’ solar power until night

SunPower Corp., the second-largest U.S. solar manufacturer, is offering energy-storage systems to California homeowners that will power houses at night with electricity generated from sunlight during the day.  More »

Rooftop solar leases scaring buyers when homeowners sell

For people who own rooftop power systems, solar adds value to the home. Leased systems are another story.  More »

Chevron making major land buy near Houston

Chevron Corp. has signed an agreement to buy 103 acres of land in Katy, its latest effort to boost its Houston-area presence.  More »

Exxon Mobil sells Houston building

Exxon Mobil has sold an eight-story office tower near the North Freeway and Beltway 8.  More »

Little oil town has nation’s highest rents

The nation’s highest rent costs can be found in a small oil boom town where the average cost for a month’s rent in a 700-square-foot, one-bedroom pad can run $2,400.  More »

Exxon’s massive campus reshaping Houston’s northern suburbs (photos)

Come next year, a suburban region north of Houston will be home to some 10,000 people who work for Exxon Mobil Corp., which is building a campus the size of a small city on 385 forested acres. The project is so massive that it was initially given a code name: Project “Delta,” the mathematical term for change.  More »

Free! A (small) slice of Eagle Ford mineral rights

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 »

Exxon adds more space to Houston-area expansion

Exxon Mobil has more planned for its Houston-area expansion than the enormous 385-acre campus that its erecting north of the city.  More »

Phillips 66 breaks ground on new Houston headquarters

Check out photos from the groundbreaking of Phillips 66′s new Houston headquarters, a 14-acre site in the Westchase district.  More »

Drilling fluids company holds grand opening in Katy

Newpark Drilling Fluids held the grand opening for its $33 million headquarters and technology center in Katy on Wednesday.  More »

Marathon Oil Tower sold to LA firm

The 41-story Marathon Oil Tower in the Galleria area has been sold to a real estate fund affiliated with Los Angeles-based CBRE Global Investors.  More »

Homes building up around new Exxon Mobil campus (photos)

Some 4,500 construction workers show up each day to help build the highly anticipated Springwoods Village, a 2,000-acre work-live-and-shop enclave just south of The Woodlands to be anchored by the new Exxon Mobil campus.  More »

Anadarko’s new tower nears completion (photos)

Things are on the rise at Anadarko Petroleum, including the 31-story tower nearing completion at its headquarters in the Woodlands.  More »
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