It's a sign o' the times. This afternoon I was on my way back to work, after Sport Car Repair diagnosed the "check engine" light on my 1999 Porsche Boxter as being nothing more serious than a lean-fuel warning, which resulted from my allowing the gasoline tank to become too close to empty. Oops. The car-shop owner reset the light and sent me on my way with a cheery "Have a good day!" No charge for the computerized diagnosis or service, by the way. Gotta love that guy. My route back to the Hart Energy Publishing office took me west on Westheimer and then left on Voss. After making the turn, I was stopped at a traffic light. On my right I noticed a massive complex of soon-to-be-apartments under construction. "Makes sense," I thought to myself. "People are losing their homes, or can't get a loan to buy one, so more Houstonians are turning to apartments rentals as an interim solution." The apartment buildings, (and there quite a few in the complex), were already piped and framed, but it was obvious that a lot more work needed to be done. The light changed. I shifted into first gear and acclerated. As I blew past the entrance gate, I saw a big yellow plastic sign, relaying a message that probably has never before been displayed in Houston--"Construction Not Hiring."
2023-09-13 - ERCOT’s frequent energy conservation alerts this summer only serve to remind Texans the grid has not been fixed in the face of unaccountable bureaucracy.
2023-12-03 - The rules, two years in the making, were announced by U.S. officials at the U.N.’s COP28 climate change conference in Dubai. The U.S. and other nations attending the summit are expected to detail how they will achieve a 150-country pledge made two years ago to slash methane emissions by 30% from 2020 levels by 2030.
2023-09-29 - The Biden administration’s proposed 2024–2029 National Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program would allow for the “smallest number” of offshore oil lease sales — three — in the history of five-year programs.
2023-11-09 - The Sierra Club environmental group on Nov. 8 urged the U.S. energy regulator to reject a request by liquefied natural gas developer Tellurian Inc for a three-year extension to complete construction of its $25 billion LNG export facility.
2023-10-13 - Will oil and gas companies take the less traveled road of the energy transition, or stick to business as usual?