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The Future of Liquefied Natural Gas and New Clean Power Goal

Posted on · Energy industry analysts say supply of liquefied natural gas could outpace demand in the coming decades, while others say demand could pick up as countries begin to reduce their reliance on coal. We take a look at the LNG scene in Houston and where it’s headed in the future. Maggie Martin discusses LNG, as well […]

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LNG and Outpatient Therapy: Wednesday’s Show (July 13, 2016)

Posted on · Energy industry analysts say supply of liquefied natural gas could outpace demand in the coming decades, while others say demand could pick up as countries begin to reduce their reliance on coal. We take a look at the LNG scene in Houston — and where it’s headed in the future — on this edition of Houston Matters. Maggie Martin […]

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Will Houston’s Ties to the Global Economy Help it Weather Sagging Oil Prices?

Posted on · The Greater Houston Partnership Wednesday (5/27/15) held an event examining the “State of Houston’s Global Economy.” With that in mind, we talk with Richard Stubbe, Houston Bureau Chief and editor on energy markets for Bloomberg News, about the latest trends we’re seeing among Houston-based companies engaged in global economic activities, including (but not limited to) the oil […]

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Flooding and Public Health, and Houston’s New Poet Laureate: Thursday’s show (May 28, 2015)

Posted on · The floodwaters have mostly receded from our roadways, but they still remain in some areas around Greater Houston. As cleanup continues, we talk with Dr. Scott Lea, Associate Professor and Infectious Diseases Clinic Director, in the Department of Internal Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases at UTMB, about what lurks in those muddy puddles left behind, and why you probably […]

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Is the Boom in Shale Gas Production Over, or Just Pausing?

Posted on · Is the boom in  shale gas production — as a recent Houston Chronicle article suggested — “starting to waver?” It’s not that there isn’t more gas trapped beneath shale to capture (though that supply is not indefinite), a question the industry is asking now is: with crude oil fetching far less per barrel than it did […]

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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 […]