Chron Energy Items: 02.04.08

Energy related stories from today’s/this weekend’s Houston Chronicle or on
Are presidential candidates’ plans on energy realistic?: With oil trading around $90 a barrel and experts warning of $3.50 gas this spring, the presidential hopefuls are jockeying to lay claim to what may be a key issue of the campaign.
He’s been a champion of investors: Loren Steffy writes about Harold Mathis, who has been trying to get CenterPoint Energy to change the way it elects its board of directors for years.
Exxon Mobil posts third consecutive record profit: Oil giant took in $77,213 per minute last year as the price of crude soared.
Hundreds of companies to converge in Houston for oil expo: Associated Press — Recession? What recession? When thousands of wheeler-dealers gather downtown this week to buy, sell and trade oil and gas projects, they’ll be ready to shell out millions of dollars, perhaps tens of millions.
Another uranium boom is on the horizon for small town: Associated Press — When a uranium boom hit this former logging and farming community in the mid-1970s, housing was so scarce people slept in campgrounds and cemeteries.
Wind farms are surging, but the labor supply isn’t: Associated Press — The line of towering wind turbines stands motionless on the ridgeline above Interstate 70 in central Kansas, Y-shaped silhouettes amid the swirling snow.
The Well: Pride International, Orion Marine Group.