Even when interest rates are high, people want a place where they can hunt actual bucks.
NET Power says it can deliver zero-emission electricity to the Texas grid, but is its sustainable-energy business sustainable?
The state’s shale fields are quiet, keeping supply tight and energy bills higher.
Our electric system can’t deliver the power we need when we need it most. But political leaders don't seem all that interested in fixing the problem.
The much-maligned—now bankrupt and outlawed—electricity provider offered just the sort of experiment Texas’s energy deregulation sought.
Some on Wall Street Profited off Texas Blackouts. In a Private Call, a Top Regulator Pledged He Would Try to Protect Their Windfall.
Public Utility Commission chairman Arthur D’Andrea apologized to investors last week for the “uncertainty” around its profits.
The bankruptcies and staggering electricity charges are beginning to arrive. Could it go from bad to worse?
There’s plenty that needs fixing to avoid another electricity disaster, but our isolated grid isn’t the problem.
The new president’s energy-related executive actions have stirred opposition in Texas and other oil-producing states. But Biden’s moves are dwarfed by the larger forces that have battered, and will transform, the industry.
As other major oil companies have invested in renewable energy, the Irving-based producer has stubbornly stayed the course.
Producers, who failed to anticipate how quickly storage would fill up this month, are now scrambling to turn off the taps—at least those who can.
You didn’t have to be a fortune teller or an economist to know that unemployment claims were going to spike.
When his Houston-based company was on the ropes, George Mitchell pushed his engineers to resuscitate a declining North Texas gas field. The solution they came up with transformed the world.
The Dallas oilman and corporate raider's long, complicated history as an aw-shucks billionaire.
‘Wall Street Journal’ reporter Russell Gold’s new book, ‘Superpower,’ crafts an engaging narrative of one man’s quest to modernize the American energy business.
Michael Dell has transformed the stodgy computer manufacturer that bears his name into a nimble data-management outfit. He’s hoping that's enough to bring the pride of Round Rock back to its former glory.
The Southwest Airlines cofounder was a pioneering entrepreneur who changed the way we travel. He was also a world-class wit, a bon vivant, and a not-so-closet intellectual.
Welcome to the Permian Basin, home of the hottest oil play in the world.
The Dallas executive is trying to make sure the 139-year-old company sticks around for another 139 years.
The entrepreneur and financier confronts mortality in the most Texan of ways: by putting his beloved ranch on the market.
A recent spate of closures of the iconic restaurant chain has left many communities in the lurch.
Launched by two of the biggest names in Texas business, Clear Channel was once the most powerful—and feared—player in radio. Now rebranded as iHeartMedia, it’s on the brink of bankruptcy.
The date is the anniversary of an important court ruling for oil industry employees.
Operators need to monitor data from their wells in real time in order to prevent the next Deepwater Horizon, experts say.
Recruiting new talent may become more challenging at a time when oil and gas companies need it most.
How a wisecracking 95-year-old chemist plans to reenergize the future.
Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton assures the public: ”There’s plenty of gasoline.”
Higher gasoline prices are just another consequence of the storm.
How the greatest deal maker in history got outmaneuvered in his bid for Oncor.
Warren Buffett’s big bet with Oncor.
The night supervisor on the Deepwater Horizon died at his home in Louisiana.
And why its $11 million budget is a bargain.
How did a small Houston oil company with grand ambitions get caught up in the biggest Ponzi scheme since Bernie Madoff?
What's contango? It's a pricing picture that has helped keep your gasoline prices low, and it's almost gone.
When OPEC let oil prices plunge, U.S. producers responded by improving fracking technology.
With Rex Tillerson and Rick Perry on his team, Donald Trump is all set to revive the fortunes of the Texas energy sector.
He’s often described as “diplomatic,” but negotiating business is different than negotiating global relations.
A tale of cloned meat.
How Yeti turned the lowly cooler into a hot commodity—and a white-hot IPO.
The worst offshore oil disaster in U.S. history is getting the Hollywood treatment in "Deepwater Horizon," out today.
Four years after his indictment, one of the only people prosecuted for the Deepwater Horizon explosion tells his side of the story.
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.
Can Walmart displace H-E-B as Texas’s grocer of choice?
The rise of Rise, a private air-service start-up.
Pretty soon, Round Top won’t look much like Round Top anymore.
The iconic Texas burger chain’s oldest franchisee claims grocery store sales are part of plan to make its restaurants obsolete.
How a Koch brother and a Texas rancher got crosswise.
The real-life adventures of Leland Snow, the Thomas Edison of agricultural aviation.
Five years later, Houston is still mourning the loss of Continental Airlines.