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 energy secretary outlined the Trump administration’s new direction at an oil and gas conference in Houston.
The former vice president spoke in Georgetown about climate change and renewables.
As Secretary Perry increases funding for carbon-capture research, let’s look at what that means.
The San Antonio Republican is focused on this one issue in his inquiry on Russian interference with domestic business.
Plus: AMD bids to make Tesla chips, Perry pushes carbon capture, and a cute promotion from a gas station in Nash.
Plus: Rick Perry’s investment in batteries, NRG layoffs, and an interactive map of wind farms.
Start your summer vacations early, if you can.
The Dallas location of Austin-based home store TreeHouse generates more energy than it uses—a first for a store of its size.
John Goodenough’s new battery could change cars, phones, and more.
Using the Dakota Access Pipeline as a blueprint, Native Americans and other activists have brought protests to West Texas.
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.
Denton's fracking ban is facing constitutional challenges, but other parts of the state are keen to enforce laws of their own against fracking.
Energy reporter Russell Gold gives us a reason to give a frak about fracking.
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.
Can Texas’s oil and natural gas boom keep going forever?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
The New Yorker writer talks about his latest book, Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.
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.
A Disney cruise set sail from Galveston under new a deal that is “guaranteed to create a minimum of $2.4 million in gross revenue for the Port of Galveston.”
Blockbuster shuts down one-third of its locations, international business out of Texas goes gangbusters, and home prices increase in San Antonio and Houston.
The Republican congressman from Tyler says an oil pipeline radiates heat, making it a popular "date" destination for caribou.
A hedge fund scandal revolves around Dell, AT&T turns its gaze on Dish Network, and Houston executives rake it in.
Jim Atkinson changes out his insulation.
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.
Executive editor S. C. Gwynne on researching the energy industry and writing about coal plants.
The real Enron scandal.
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…
Here’s the plot for the legislature’s 140-day run, opening soon.