News Round-Up: July 3-July 9

News Round-Up: July 3-July 9

S&P Global: Growing problems with orphaned, abandoned wells challenges oil industry July 9 — In Texas, the Railroad Commission is charged with plugging orphaned wells, which in part entails shutting them down and filling the wellbores with cement. Even then,...
News Round-Up: July 3-July 9

News Round-Up: June 25-July 2

Texas Standard: Corporations Can Turn Off Electricity For Past-Due Bills Starting Tuesday In Texas June 29 — The decision is expected to disproportionately impact Black, Indigenous and Latinx people, as well as seniors living on fixed incomes. — READ MORE...
News Round-Up: July 3-July 9

News Round-Up: June 12-June 19

Houston Chronicle (Commentary): If Texas will not regulate methane emissions, then the feds must June 16 — The oil and natural gas deposits in the Permian Basin are millennia older than the states of Texas and New Mexico, which today sit on top of them. The...
News Round-Up: July 3-July 9

News Round-Up: June 5-June 11

KXAN: Some are concerned Texas’ new ERCOT reform bills will cost customers June 8 — There are concerns new laws intended to prevent massive power outages like what we saw during February’s winter storm don’t go far enough. — READ MORE Texas Tribune: Texas...
News Round-Up: July 3-July 9

News Round-Up: May 24-30

E&E NEWS: Documents reveal natural gas chaos in Texas blackouts May 20 — While numerous wind facilities had issues in Texas, gas-powered generation had the most megawatts of generating capacity offline of any resource during the February power crisis,...
News Round-Up: July 3-July 9

News Round-Up: May 8-14

KXAN: Proposed power outage alert system aims to improve communication in future winter storms May 10 — Texas lawmakers have spent hours discussing legislation aimed at addressing the failures of the state’s power grid, infrastructure and lack of reliable...