Tag: energy

Chevron CEO urges ‘energy renaissance’

Chevron CEO John Watson was speaking in Houston Wednesday, but the message clearly was aimed at Washington.  More »

Lights out for `green jobs’ generator

Solyndra, a California manufacturer of solar panels that received more than a half billion in federal stimulus funds, has said it will fire its more than 1,000 workers and file for bankruptcy. So much for the green jobs and prosperity that President Ob…  More »

Exxon and Americas Petrogas to explore Argentina’s shale reserves

Exxon Mobil Corp., the largest U.S. oil company, will spend as much as $76.3 million to explore and develop shale oil and natural gas in Argentina with Americas Petrogas Inc.  More »

Keystone XL pipeline: `national interest’ vs. climate

Environmentalists have cast approval of the Keystone XL pipeline as “the most important environmental decision President Obama will make before the election.” It’s also the most important energy policy decision he will make. With State Department approval of the pipeline likely, the final decision will fall squarely on the president. In another of the flood [...]  More »

Fact Check: Bachmann energy claims oversimplified

America’s energy future can’t be unlocked as simply as Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann makes it sound when she depicts the nation as the “king daddy dogs” of energy. Even if environmentalists folded and Washington regulators got out of the way, much of the energy is too expensive for companies to develop.  More »

Bachmann: Environmentalists blocking U.S. energy

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann claimed this weekend that the United States has more fuel resources than any other country, but blamed what she termed “radical environmentalists” for bottling up American energy policy.  More »

Energy and Adapting to the Changing Climate

As Houston and Texas set new temperature and drought records, the power grid has come under increased stress.  Not just from demand, but because the water for cooling of some steam generation plants has become too warm for the the generation system.  While scientists have considered this possibility, the scale of the problem in Texas is quite problematic.  […]  More »

Congressmen hear wish list on commercial oil shale

A manager at Shell Exploration and Production Co. is telling two Republican Colorado congressmen that the energy industry needs a clear, regulatory framework for commercial oil shale development to move forward.  More »

Bachmann won’t back off $2 gas promise

If you thought Michele Bachmann would back off her sub-$2 gas claim, you better think again.  More »

Gulf of Mexico standoff: Exxon, U.S. battle over big find

Oil companies are once again squaring off with government regulators in the Gulf of Mexico. This time, its Exxon Mobil. The giant oil company is fighting to retain leases for the Julia field, what could be the biggest oil discovery in the Gulf ever, or at least since BP’s Thunder Horse field in 1999. The [...]  More »

Will market swings help Williams’ bid for Southern Union?

It’s been a while since we looked in on the battle to buy Houston-based Southern Union. Both potential buyers have been sticking to their bids for several weeks, but Williams Cos. is hoping the recent market swings will rally investors to support its offer. Williams argues its $44-a-share all cash offer is a better value [...]  More »

Rick Perry: Global warming isn’t caused by humans

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the red-hot candidate for the Republican president nomination, scoffed at global warming at a breakfast meeting with business leaders in Bedford, N.H., this morning.  More »