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How Shell Oil’s Departure Might Affect Downtown Houston

Posted on · Recently (Sept. 20, 2016), Shell Oil announced plans to vacate most of its downtown offices. Thousands of employees are expected to move to the company’s Woodcreek Complex on I-10 and North Dairy Ashford and to the Shell Technology Center on State Highway 6. The move is planned for the first quarter of 2017. Shell said, […]

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Shell Leaving Downtown, and Jones Hall Turns 50: Monday’s Show (October 3, 2016)

Posted on · Recently (Sept. 20, 2016), Shell Oil announced plans to vacate most of its downtown offices. Thousands of employees are expected to move to the company’s Woodcreek Complex on I-10 and North Dairy Ashford and to the Shell Technology Center on State Highway 6. The move is planned for the first quarter of 2017. On this […]

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Some LGBT Employees in Oil and Gas Fear Discrimination

Posted on · Times are uncertain for many folks in the oil and gas industry, with crude oil prices continuing to drop. But some LGBT workers say there’s always been plenty of uncertainty in the industry for them – and maybe more so now. It’s the subject of a recent article by Jordan Blum of the Houston Chronicle, […]

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What’s the Best Way to Break America’s Dependence on Foreign Oil?

Posted on · We talk with John Hofmeister. The former Shell Oil president has a lot of ideas about America’s energy future, on what it should be based, and how it should be regulated. (In the past, he’s called for an independent energy regulator similar to the Chairman of the Federal Reserve). Hofmeister is the founder and CEO of the advocacy […]

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Smoking in Houston, John Hofmeister, and Women in Space: Houston Matters for Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Posted on · Earlier this month, the City of Houston expanded its no smoking policy to all public pedestrian plazas. It’s just the latest in many ongoing policies nationwide to discourage smoking in general, and specifically reduce second-hand smoke in public. Some smokers feel unreasonably persecuted. Some non-smokers feel current policies don’t go far enough. On this edition […]