Chron Energy Items: 03.19.08

A few of the energy related stories in the Houston Chronicle or on :
Mexico grapples with oil’s direction: The battle lines over the future of Mexico’s oil industry hardened Tuesday — the 70th anniversary of its nationalization.
Crude prices forcing airlines to scale back: Cost-cutting in the airline industry took center stage Tuesday as the focus on merger talk got pushed aside by high oil prices.
Moneymakers: Five questions with Wil VanLoh: Several years of high oil prices and a gloomy economic outlook must mean the best deals in the oil and gas industry are gone, right? Not so, says Wil VanLoh, managing partner of Houston’s Quantum Energy Partners, a private equity investment firm.
Local Briefs: Weatherford will take exit charge, new power plant planned for NE Harris County, Enron claims to stay with current judge …