Energy & Environment

Some Texas Petrochemical Facilities Get A Pass On Chemical Leak Monitoring During The Pandemic

Posted on · State documents show dozens of requests from petrochemical companies to suspend routine monitoring for chemical leaks due to the pandemic. Companies say it’s necessary to keep staff members safe from COVID-19, but environmentalists warn it puts fenceline communities at risk.

Energy & Environment

Is Houston Ready For The Big Oil Bust?

Posted on · Oil prices are hovering at an uncomfortable $40 a barrel, and aren't expected to rebound anytime soon. For some workers it's starting to sound a lot like the 1980s, when oil prices plummeted and stayed low for years and wreaked havoc on Houston's economy.

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.