Tag: Texas

FERC directs Texas pipeline company to investigate alternatives

The city of Green has proposed moving about 103 miles of the Nexus pipeline away from southern Summit County and northern Stark County into southern Stark and Wayne counties, then western Wayne, Medina and Lorain counties.  More »

Electric industry pushes back against bill restricting minimum-use fees

During a late-night hearing in Austin on Wednesday, the companies argued that “minimum use fees” — charged to customers who use too-little electricity each month — are fundamental to the economics of some power plans.  More »

Personal income grew the most in energy producing states in 2014, government data shows

Crude oil prices grew for the first six months of 2014, hitting their peak in June at $107. That helped boost the economies of states like Alaska and North Dakota, where the oil and gas industry are big employers and help bolster state budgets.  More »

U.S. drillers scrambling to thwart OPEC threat

Companies are leaning on new techniques and technology to get more oil out of every well they drill, and furiously cutting costs in an effort to keep U.S. oil competitive with much lower-cost oil flowing out of the Middle East, Russia and elsewhere.  More »

Texas landmen left out of work as oil patch boom times go bust

Land managers, or landmen as they’re known, are part of a once dying oil patch profession resurrected when production soared.  More »

Industry study ranks Texas 10th in solar capacity

Texas is the 10th-ranked state for U.S. solar capacity, according to a study published Thursday by the Solar Energy Industries Association, a trade group.  More »

Dallas Fed: Texas job growth to slow, Houston to see the biggest impact

Declines in the oil and gas industry, tight labor markets and weakening exports led to the revision, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas wrote Tuesday.  More »

Report: Texas housing more resilient to oil prices

Texas’ real estate market should be able to weather lower oil prices better than it did in the 1980s, but if prices fall further, the results could be much more dire, a Texas A&M real estate economist says.  More »

Out of Keystone debate’s glare, pipelines going in nationwide

While the Keystone project awaits a final decision, lesser-known developments have quietly added more than 11,600 miles of pipeline to the nation’s domestic oil network.  More »

Texas oil taxes crumple 40 percent during price collapse

As oil prices have fallen, hundreds of drilling rigs have been swept to the sidelines from the Permian Basin near Odessa and Midland to the Eagle Ford Shale in the south.  More »

DOE: Wind could supply 20 percent of U.S. power by 2030

Wind power could supply 20 percent of the country’s electricity by 2030, up from 4.5 percent today, under a “ambitious but credible scenario” outlined in a new U.S. Department of Energy report published Thursday.  More »

EIA: Eagle Ford production will slow in April

Oil production from the six largest shale plays in the U.S. will hit 5.6 million barrels per day in April, an increase of less than 300 barrels per day over March.  More »

Houston’s Dune Energy seeks bankruptcy protection

Dune Energy, a Houston-based exploration and production company, filed for bankruptcy protection in federal court Sunday.  More »

Kinder Morgan IDs shippers for planned natural gas pipeline

The pipeline’s capacity is from 1.2 billion to 2.2 billion cubic feet of gas per day.  More »

Texas grid can handle the heat, operator says

Texas power plants should be able to meet spring and summer electricity demand, the state’s grid operator said Monday.  More »
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