Tag: Texas

Average retail gas prices drop 8 cents in Texas

AAA says global oil supplies, including significantly higher oil production in the U.S., are outpacing a growth in demand.  More »

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 »

Wilbur Ross sees profits for Texas shale as Venezuela struggles

Wilbur Ross, the investor who’s made billions betting on on-out-favor industries, is bullish on Texas oil after its recent tumble.  More »

Government lags in measuring gush of U.S. crude

The federal Energy Information Administration relies on state agencies for data about oil production, sometimes two years late. For natural gas, the EIA is collecting data from an outdated survey of producers in five states that was designed before technological advancements opened up new plays across the country.  More »

Oil rigs slump by most in two months after prices slide

Rigs targeting oil in the U.S. fell by the most in two months as producers curbed drilling following the biggest price rout since 2012.  More »

Texas electricity complaints rising, study says

Texas residents’ complaints about their electricity service are on the rise for the first time in four years according to a newly unveiled analysis by the advocacy group Texas Coalition for Affordable Power.  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 »

Report: Texas oil juggernaut threatened by feds, environmentalists

Texas’ oil and gas juggernaut could be threatened by federal regulators and environmental groups proposing policies that could stifle production, a new trade group report finds.  More »

GOP Railroad Commission candidate suggests water conservation

AUSTIN — Oil and gas companies should work together to conserve water in Texas, the Republican candidate for the state Railroad Commission said in a position paper on Wednesday. But he stopped short of suggesting any state action to compel them. “In key areas, where water shortage is experienced and oil and gas operators have […]  More »

Texas uses the most electricity, burns nearly the most fuel

Texas has been the biggest user of motor fuel and residential electricity so far in 2014.  More »

Rigs targeting gas in U.S. gain on rise in Texas drilling

The rebound in gas rigs threatens to come at the expense of oil drilling, as U.S. crude has dropped by more than $10 a barrel over the past three months.  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 »
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