Weather

UPDATE: Water Has Returned To All Parts Of Houston, But Pressure Is Still An Issue, City Says

Posted on · Houston and much of Harris County’s nearly 5 million residents are under a boil water notice, as harsh weather and frigid temperatures continue to impact infrastructure in the region and across Texas.

Energy & Environment

Shell Says It Hit Peak Oil Production In 2019, Will Speed Up Move To Net-Zero Emissions Products

Posted on · Royal Dutch Shell also says it hit peak carbon emissions in 2018, and has a comprehensive strategy to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. In general, European energy companies are touting more robust plans to address climate change than their US counterparts.

Energy & Environment

Weekly Oil And Gas Update: Houston Energy Companies Lost Billions In 4th Quarter of 2020

Posted on · Overall in 2020, ExxonMobil recorded more than $21 billions in losses. ConocoPhillips reported $2.7 billion in losses for the year, and BP (which has its US headquarters in Houston) recorded a full-year loss of $5.7 billion. 

Energy & Environment

Energy Policy Could Be Opportunity For Bipartisan Action, According to Baker Institute Report

Posted on · Criticism and support for the President's actions on climate change largely fall along party lines, a policy brief from Rice University’s Baker Institute says energy and climate are potential areas for bipartisan action. 

Coronavirus

Coronavirus In Greater Houston: City Temporarily Moving Vaccine Clinic To Minute Maid Park

Posted on · As Texas moves into Phase 1B, people over 65 and those at least 16 with underlying chronic health conditions can begin receiving their first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Energy & Environment

Weekly Oil Market Crash Update: Biden Expected To Name Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm As Energy Secretary

Posted on · Granholm will help oversee the Coronavirus recovery as well as the shift to a clean energy economy. Also this week, Exxon cuts 700 Houston workers and Parsley Energy sheds 230 from its Austin workforce.