An energy plan in two parts: don’t screw up what we have going for us, and don’t settle for what we’ve done so far.
How Houston became the center of the Texas oil boom.
Plus: U.S. Representative Louis Gohmert introduces legislation around fracking.
Our favorite political reads of the week.
Enacting a carbon tax would free up private firms to find the most efficient ways to cut emissions.
Barry Smitherman, the former chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, reportedly met with President Donald Trump's transition team.
If an import tax proposal goes through, refineries would have to pass costs on to consumers.
Plus: Home Depot invests in wind energy and Trans-Pecos protests grow.
There’s been a recent uptick in activity in the Permian Basin. This week we look back at the last time West Texas was booming.
Using the Dakota Access Pipeline as a blueprint, Native Americans and other activists have brought protests to West Texas.
When OPEC let oil prices plunge, U.S. producers responded by improving fracking technology.
Here are a few of the biggest headlines in Texas energy this week.
Consumers, refineries, computer makers, and Toyota could feel the pain from new president's proposals.
Trump reverses Obama's order on Keystone’s pipeline into Canada, and that could have an impact on Texas refineries.
Reporting on a different kind of power in Texas.
With Rex Tillerson and Rick Perry on his team, Donald Trump is all set to revive the fortunes of the Texas energy sector.
Rick Perry manages to avoid being pinned down at his Senate confirmation hearing.
He’s often described as “diplomatic,” but negotiating business is different than negotiating global relations.
Sherron Watkins, fifteen years later.
There's been a lot of hang-wringing over what could happen to one of the state's most treasured pools in the midst of the latest oil discovery, but an environmental research group is optimistic about the outcome.
The worst offshore oil disaster in U.S. history is getting the Hollywood treatment in "Deepwater Horizon," out today.
Using satellite technology, scientists determined wastewater disposal injections triggered several Texas quakes.
Four years after his indictment, one of the only people prosecuted for the Deepwater Horizon explosion tells his side of the story.
What the Republican presidential candidate’s comments about oil and natural gas say about geopolitics.
A look at the state of the West Texas sinkholes.
Every month, the customers of the state’s smallest energy transmission utility open their bills—and can’t believe what they see.
How Aubrey McClendon, “America’s most reckless billionaire,” left some Houston energy firms holding the tab.
Katharine Hayhoe has made it her life’s mission to proclaim the truth about climate change. Can she get the skeptics to listen?
It sounds like a sweet deal, but it doesn't make sense for the Bayou City.
Setting the energy bar in Houston.
For a few months every year, life in West Texas is defined by the wind.
As the price of crude keeps plunging and the oil and gas layoffs mount, more and more bad news is coming from Houston’s residential real estate market, even as some developers are building or planning still more luxury condo projects.
Don’t be fooled by claims of economic diversification—the city still runs on oil.
Let’s not overreact, but let’s not underreact either.
As the oil industry tries to make inroads in far West Texas, it’s learning that Alpine is no Midland.
The Texas Supreme Court Rules That a Fracking Company’s Defamation Suit Against a Guy Who Claims His Tap Water Is on Fire Can Proceed
If a natural gas company builds a fracking well a half a mile from your house, and then the water coming out of your hose catches fire, you might want to keep it to yourself.
A funny thing happened on the way to the San Angelo fracking sand transloading facility.
Georgetown Is the First City in Texas to Be Powered Entirely by Renewable Energy—But Not for the Reasons You’d Think
The conservative interim city manager just made Georgetown one of the first cities in the U.S. to be entirely renewable. The reasons why he did it are reasons even Ted Cruz could get behind.
Growing up in the Permian Basin, I thought I had a sense of what it was like working the oilfields. Turns out I didn’t know a damn thing.
Plummeting prices. Industry layoffs. Panicked mergers. Are we about to experience the eighties all over again?
Margaret Brown’s new documentary, The Great Invisible, delves into the human suffering experienced in the wake of the BP oil spill.
Oil Field Worker in Odessa Looking For Homeless Lady For Indentured Servitude and “Bedroom Fun” on Craigslist
No idea what could possibly go wrong here.
Denton's fracking ban is facing constitutional challenges, but other parts of the state are keen to enforce laws of their own against fracking.
Valley residents will still have to drive to Houston or Austin for their affordably-priced Swedish furniture, but the home decor company is investing big in energy in the windy part of the state.
Bunker Hunt, RIP.
Basically, Willie's talents as a songwriter are inversely proportionate to his skill at managing his finances.
Both cities would love to be the home of what will be one of the larger new factories in the U.S.
You know that fracking boom? Now it’s putting Texas at the front of a new energy race: exporting natural gas to the rest of the world.
Energy reporter Russell Gold gives us a reason to give a frak about fracking.