Houston Matters

Council Member Tarsha Jackson, and how big oil cast doubt on climate change (April 19, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: City Council Member Tarsha Jackson discusses issues facing the city, we discuss the fossil fuel industry’s history of casting doubt and delaying action on climate change, and local baker Hemlata "Hemu" Basumatary from the Netflix baking show Is It Cake? talks about her craft.

Energy & Environment

Big Oil has operated in Russia for decades, but many companies are cutting ties in protest of the Ukraine invasion

Posted on · Due to the invasion of Ukraine, BP said it will abandon its share in Russian oil company Rosneft, while Shell announced it's ending projects with Gazprom, the majority state-owned natural gas company. Experts say that's putting pressure on Houston-based Exxon Mobil to make a similar decision.

Houston Matters

Film Gives Behind-the-Scenes Look at How Big Oil Deals are Made

Posted on · A new documentary about the oil industry is screening this week in Houston. “Big Men” gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at how billion-dollar oil deals are made both at home and abroad. Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty had a chance to talk with one of the ‘big men” featured in the film, a Houstonian who helped […]