Energy

Learning to Roughneck

Mar 4, 2015 By Christian Wallace

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.

How Long Will This Shale Boom Last?

Dec 3, 2013 By andrea valdez

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.

Exxposé

Jan 21, 2013 By Bryan Burrough

What lies beneath the hood of ExxonMobil, the world’s largest oil company?

The One-Question 
Interview With 
Steve Coll

Jan 21, 2013 By Mimi Swartz

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?

The Gospel According to Matthew

Jan 20, 2013 By Mimi Swartz

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.

Coal Hard Facts

Jan 1, 2007 By S. C. Gwynne

Facing an energy crisis, Texas is on the verge of a solution that will belch about five billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in the next forty years. Breathe deeply—while you still can.

Power Play

Jan 1, 2007 By Christopher Danzig

Executive editor S. C. Gwynne on researching the energy industry and writing about coal plants.

Power Surge

Aug 31, 1997 By Paul Burka

The biggest economic news in Texas is the merging of the electric and natural-gas utility industries in anticipation of the coming deregulation of electricity. Huge deals are in the works: Houston Industries, the parent of Houston Lighting and Power, is acquiring Houston-based NorAm, the nation’s third-largest gas utility; and Texas…