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Senate Rule Change, HERO Trial, and Oil Layoffs: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From rule changes in the Texas Senate to the beginning of a trial over Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance, and from layoffs in the oil and gas industry to a temporary stoppage of work to remove bricks from a street in Freedmen’s Town: our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston […]

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Who Are the Winners and Losers When Fuel Prices Drop?

Posted on · Oil prices Monday fell below 50 dollars a barrel for the first time since 2009. That’s a drop of more than 55 percent since June. Sure, gas prices are low, but in a city like Houston, where the oil and gas industry is such a strong economic driver, plunging oil prices are met with hand-wringing. If […]

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Winners and Losers of Low Fuel Prices: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

Posted on · Oil prices Monday fell below 50 dollars a barrel for the first time since 2009. That’s a drop of more than 55 percent since June. Sure, gas prices are low, but in a city like Houston, where the oil and gas industry is such a strong economic driver, plunging oil prices are met with hand-wringing. If […]

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Federal Investigators: Chemical Industry Has A Safety Crisis

Posted on · The U.S. Chemical Safety Board says the industry it oversees is experiencing a safety crisis. The board investigates industrial accidents, and it says recent deadly explosions and chemical leaks in Texas make a strong case for action. We discuss the issue with News 88.7’s energy and environment reporter Dave Fehling.

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Pumps and Pipes: What Can the Medical and Oil and Gas Industries Learn from Each Other?

Posted on · We all know two of Houston’s biggest industries are oil and gas and medicine, and that those industries employ some of Greater Houston’s brightest minds. So what could all those bright minds accomplish if they joined forces? That’s the purpose of the 8th annual Pumps and Pipes conference on Monday, which seeks to find ways […]

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Oil Layoffs, Holiday Travel and BBQ Blunders: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From some potential layoffs in the Houston oil and gas industry, to a bustling holiday travel season getting underway, to a journalist’s errors in an article about Texas barbecue: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news (albeit a shortened holiday week). Our panel of non-experts this week includes: […]

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Are Companies at Risk when the CEO is in the Cockpit?

Posted on · CEOs are dying in private plane crashes more often than you might think. Why? And what does it have to do with Houston? Well, the connection lies in the oil and gas industry, and industries like it, and how the personalities of CEOs which allow them to be calculated risk-takers also lead some of them to be […]

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Offshore Technology Conference Brings Even More Oil and Gas Attention to Houston

Posted on · More than 90,000 people from more than 120 countries are expected to attend the 45th Offshore Technology Conference this week. Oil and gas industry executives, scientists and engineers will have access to the latest technical information and equipment. It’s also an opportunity for local students and professionals to network. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss […]