If South Texas’ oil-producing counties thought this was the year they finally would tap deep reserves of state funding for the crumbling roads, lack of housing and increased water demands brought on by their energy boom, they might want to think again. More »
When the shuttle program ended with the last flight of Atlantis in 2011, thousands of workers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center hoped that their skills would transfer over to Houston’s booming energy business. More »
Lightning strikes are the most common cause of accidents involving storage tanks at refineries and petrochemical plants, according to a study in the Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. More »
The crew on the rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 was “trying to get it right,” a Transocean drilling expert testified Monday. But, he added, BP withheld critical information from them. More »
BP wants an injunction to prevent the administrator handling claims under a class-action settlement reached with victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill from paying inflated or fictitious claims that could cost the British oil giant billions of dollars. More »
An electrician who was burned in a La Porte chemical plant fire last week has filed a lawsuit that offers more details about the incident that sent him to the hospital and black plumes of smoke billowing from the facility. More »
The market services required to store electricity is expected to grow tenfold in the next ten years, as energy storage technology starts to become available around the globe, a market research report said Friday morning. More »
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