Tag: energy

Commentary: New poll shows generation gap applies to energy stances

Respondents to a University of Texas at Austin poll has shown that Americans’ opinions on energy and the environment vary drastically depending on how old they are.  More »

Porter Hedges expands energy practice to Oklahoma

Houston’s Porter Hedges opened an office in Oklahoma City and added four energy lawyers in the law firm’s first expansion outside of Texas.  More »

Citigroup sees $1.1 trillion stimulus from oil plunge

Crude prices are plunging amid signs that OPEC won’t act to eliminate a surplus as global growth slows.  More »

TCAP Report: Electricity Complaints on the Rise

After four straight years of declines, electric consumer complaints increased in Texas during the 2014 fiscal year, according to an analysis of regulatory data by the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power. But despite that setback, Texans nonetheless filed the second fewest number of complaints with the state’s Public Utility Commission in fiscal 2014 than they […]  More »

New home for state’s under-used smart meter website?

Like the unluckiest dog at the animal shelter, an under-utilized website intended to help Texans reduce their energy consumption is having a hard time finding adoptive parents. The website, SmartMeterTexas.com, is currently operated by a coalition of transmission and distribution utilities. Those monopoly utilities — with the support of retail electric providers — want the […]  More »

Pipeline Modernization Needed to Embrace Energy Potential

“You cannot understand economics unless you understand energy. The industry is carrying the rest of the U.S. on its shoulders. Without the energy boom going on, there would be no economic recovery at all.”   – Stephen Moore, Chief Economist for the Heritage Foundation, at the Shale Insight 2014 Conference This month, the City of Pittsburgh […]  More »

Kinder Morgan looks to Maine to fill proposed pipeline capacity

With New England staring down another winter, Kinder Morgan and other companies have been seeking opportunities to fill the region’s growing energy needs.  More »

N. Dakota needs $800 million for housing, schools in wake of oil boom, state GOP says

North Dakota Republicans have put forward a plan to spend millions on rising problems in the wake of the oil boom in the state and the population increase that has resulted.  More »

Electric vehicles are getting cleaner, group says

Most Americans now live in regions where electric vehicles produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions than the most efficient hybrid cars, according to a new analysis.  More »

Spectra Energy announces $3 billion New England project

Spectra Energy Corp. announced a $3 billion expansion to its New England pipeline network, which it said will help meet growing demand for natural gas in the region.  More »

Vanguard to spend $525 million for Colorado gas and NGL assets

Vanguard Natural Resources LLC has moved further into Colorado’s Piceance Basin with a $525 million deal for producing acreage from Denver-based Bill Barrett Corp., Vanguard announced today.  More »

Back from South Texas, regulator re-warns of pipeline threat

Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter returned Thursday from a visit to oil installations with a grim safety assessment. But the industry, he stressed, was not to blame.  More »
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