Tag: Houston

Equipment company expands to Houston (photos)

Oregon-based Climax Portable Machine & Welding Systems has opened its first Houston facility, the company’s latest move to capitalize on the region’s energy boom.  More »

Houston solar power lags far behind other Texas cities

A new study from a Texas-based environmentalist group finds that Houston is lagging behind other cities in its use of solar power.  More »

Houston fills with crude oil that can’t be shipped out

Houston and the rest of the U.S. Gulf Coast have more crude oil than the region can handle. Storage tanks are filling as new pipelines carry light, sweet oil found in shale formations to the coast and U.S. law keeps companies from moving it out.  More »

Economists: Energy industry growth slowing, could hit Houston economy

Experts on Houston’s energy economy say the oil and gas industry is facing a slowdown that will affect job growth, mirroring the tempered outlook energy executives showed in a recent survey.  More »

Report: Cheap gas will fuel US manufacturing job surge through 2020

An ample supply of cheap natural gas has ignited a U.S. manufacturing surge projected to expand plant payrolls and drive demand for chemicals, machinery and steel through the end of the decade, according to a report released Thursday.  More »

Another clean energy venture faces cloudy future

A Houston-area biofuels company once on the vanguard of clean energy hopes could be headed toward bankruptcy, prompting concerns about the technology it has helped develop.  More »

Dow Chemical plans new research compound near Houston (video)

Dow Chemical Co. is building a new campus south of Houston where 2,000 employees will focus on product innovation, the latest Texas investment by a chemical company benefiting from the shale rush.  More »

Houston’s Energy Institute thrives in inaugural year

Houston school district leaders are confident the Energy Institute — the first high school in the nation to focus on careers in oil, gas and other energy sources and technologies — will join the ranks of the city’s elite high schools and fill a crucial gap in training Houston’s energy workforce.  More »

Occidental Petroleum to split, move to Houston

Occidental Petroleum Corp. today announced its plans to move the company to Houston and spin-off another business that will be based in California.  More »

Firms hope to cash in on Arctic energy promise (photos)

The Arctic Technology Conference is underway in downtown Houston, bringing together executives and scientists who are leading energy exploration in the icy frontier region. The conference runs through Wednesday..  More »

Expo draws oil players large and small in changing market (photos)

Energy executives from across the country gather in Houston every winter to haggle over North American oil land and offshore projects in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

Pipeline companies head to court over partnership dispute

Energy Transfer Partners claims Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners broke its commitment to jointly build a pipeline from Okahoma to Houston and argues Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge conspired to illegally cut ETP out of the deal.  More »
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