Town Square

Houston, Coastal Counties Experience Nicholas’ Impact But Avoid Worst Predictions

Posted on · Today, we have the latest on the aftermath of Nicholas. How were Houston and nearby coastal counties impacted? Plus, listeners share their experiences of the storm.

Energy

How Power Flows To Your Houston Home — And Why It Failed To Do So During The Winter Freeze

Posted on · The deadly winter freeze gave many Texans a glimpse into how complicated – and in many ways, vulnerable – the state’s electricity system is. Half a year later many Houstonians are still figuring out what parts of that system actually failed.

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

The World Is Shifting To Clean Fuels. Can Houston Still Be A Global Energy Leader?

Posted on · The energy industry is changing, and Houston, long known for its dominance in oil and gas, plans to remain an international leader through the transition.

Houston Matters

Thursday’s Houston Matters: Concerns Over Fast-Tracking COVID-19 Vaccines, And Health Care Cost Transparency (Sep. 10, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Show: Why a leading expert is concerned about fast-tracking a COVID-19 vaccine, why health care costs are so hard to pin down, why some Texans lost power after Hurricane Laura, and previewing the Texans season.

Energy & Environment

Houston Oil And Gas Companies Can Expect $40 A Barrel Oil Through 2020

Posted on · As the Coronavirus pandemic and an international price war forced the price of Texas oil to plunge, many producers said they needed it to go back up to at least $40 a barrel. Companies now get to test out if they can survive at that price, as most experts say that's where it's going to sit for the rest of the year.

Energy & Environment

How Soon Until Texas Oil Prices Go Back Up? Experts Are Unsure.

Posted on · Fears over the spread of the Coronavirus paired with a price dispute between Saudi Arabia and Russia have caused oil prices to rapidly drop. The speed at which they'll rebound, however, remains uncertain.