Energy reporter Russell Gold gives us a reason to give a frak about fracking.
The highly influential conservative non-profit expects us to drop to number fourteen in the rankings in the future.
Rex Tillerson joined a lawsuit to prevent the construction of a fracking-related project near his ranch in Denton. The irony here is rich.
After the earthquakes in the Barnett Shale, some small-town citizens underwent a surprising transformation.
Was deregulating the Texas electricity markets a colossal mistake?
We asked three experts in the oil field to come together to discuss that very question and to debate whether this latest boom will treat Texas, and the nation, any better than the last two.
George Mitchell didn’t set out to launch one of the biggest oil and gas rushes in world history—he just wanted to coax some more gas out of an old well near Fort Worth.
The Tall City gets taller.
A son of the oil patch chases the new boom in South Texas.
One expert explains how the BP spill could be Texas’s greatest boon.
“I haven’t thought about the bust or what I’ll do then. I live one day at a time. I’ll go with it as long as I can.”
Can Texas’s oil and natural gas boom keep going forever?
The Lone Star state constructed over 36 million square feet of energy-efficient space last year.
Representative Drew Darby wants fuel-efficient vehicles, which naturally incur lower gas taxes, to be charged increased registration fees.
According to a new report ranking the ten worst mercury-emitting coal plants in the US.
The new dump for low-level radioactive waste in west Texas will help relieve an overburdened site in Utah, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Residents in the more upscale half of the Permian Basin make more money per capita than people in New York, San Francisco, Dallas, and Houston.
Startling images of the 140-vehicle pileup on Interstate 10 west of Beaumont on Thanksgiving Day.
Taxpayers, who footed a large chunk of the bill for the new $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium, got a raw deal, according to a new story in Bloomberg Businessweek.
During his trips to Houston and Midland on Tuesday, Republican candidate Mitt Romney took time out to praise former first lady Barbara Bush and talk oil and gas.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.
The new $8 billion project will be fed in part with natural gas from the South Texas and Eagle Ford Shale fields.
Mueller, a master-planned community in Austin, has the highest concentration of electric vehicles in the country as part of a pilot project focusing on clean energy.
TransCanada announced that construction of the Texas-Oklahoma segment of its pipeline will begin shortly—immediately prompting a backlash from environmentalists and conservative landowners alike.
Energy usage for the month of June broke records for two days in a row, as ERCOT and the Public Utilities Commission scramble to prevent rolling blackouts.
The expansion of the Port Arthur plant briefly made it the largest in the country before an accident disabled the new 325,000-barrel-per-day crude distillation unit.
Is TNT's reboot of the classic soap opera also a mirror of the country's changing relationship with fossil fuels?
As much as anything, the economic boom in Texas depends on water. So what will industry do as the state gets drier? The Texas Tribune's Kate Galbraith explains.
The oil industry cheered news Wednesday that the tiny lizard will not be added to the endangered species list.
The powerful state agency is tasked with regulating oil, gas and other energy—not trains. Its own commissioners favor a new name: the Texas Energy Resources Commission.
Exxon Mobil announced plans to expand its hulking Baytown petrochemical plant and refinery Thursday.
Which rush hour thoroughfares in Dallas, Houston, and Austin cracked the upper reaches of the Daily Beast's third annual "Highways From Hell" survey?
With demand for beef high and herd sizes still low, ranchers are looking to buy more cows.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott scored a victory over the EPA this week over when a federal appeals court ordered the federal agency to take more time to consider Texas's pollution control measures.
Landowners who vehemently oppose TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline took to the streets and the courts to protest the project.
What lies beneath the hood of ExxonMobil, the world’s largest oil company?
The author of Private Empire: ExxonMobile and American Power answers the question: In terms of difficulty, how would you compare reporting on Exxon with the reporting you did for your previous book, The Bin Ladens?
In 1996 a powerful South Texas ranching clan accused ExxonMobil of sabotaging wells on the family’s property. Thirteen years, millions of dollars in legal fees, and one state Supreme Court opinion later, the biggest oil field feud of its time is still raging.
The New Yorker writer talks about his latest book, Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.
Forget the Outer Continental Shelf. There’s a good old-fashioned boom happening in Midland, thanks to a crafty drilling technique that unlocked the secret reserves of the Permian Basin and revived the late, great West Texas oilman.
The BP oil spill hit the small world of Houston’s oil and gas business hard. So now that the well is plugged, who’s up and who’s down?
Skip Hollandsworth talks about rigs, the trickle-down effect, and the new generation of oilmen.
Oil patch old-timers said to stay away from the Austin chalk. But a few feisty newcomers refused to listen and cashed in for millions.
Midland’s energy companies are still laying people off a decade after the bottom of the bust. But—surprise—the city’s economy is booming again.
Thirty years ago, people couldnt believe it: The old man’s elixir boosted crops, ate up sewage, and made the desert bloom. Today half a dozen Texas companies claim the elixir does all that and a whole lot more.
Why does a rich Houston investment banker spend his days traveling the globe, preaching to the uninformed and indifferent that the world’s supply of crude oil is in steep decline and the end of life as we know it is very, very near? Maybe because it is.
The inside story of Boone Pickens’ adventures in the Wall Street merger game, featuring action, suspense, drama, a few laughs, and a special guest appearance by President Ronald Reagan.
After James and Linda Rowe were killed in a grisly refinery explosion in Texas City in 2005, their wild-child daughter could have taken a modest settlement and started to rebuild her life in a small Louisiana border town. Instead, she chose to fight—and brought a multibillion-dollar oil company to its
Offshore drillers are finding mammoth reservoirs in places that were once considered barren, which is why the Gulf of Mexico is booming again.