MISSION, Texas - State Rep. Sergio Muñoz says the regulators and grid operators who allowed six days of electrical outages across the state this past week must be held accountable. The Mission Democrat welcomed Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan’s decision...
Texas often prides itself on being a low-regulation state that puts the free market ahead of all else. While this approach does work in some situations, often on a short-term basis, it can also have dire consequences as demonstrated...
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas - Going forward, state Rep. Ryan Guillen wants to see hospitals and nursing homes given priority when power is switched off during extreme weather conditions. The Rio Grande City Democrat spoke about the deadly winter freeze...
It would be hard to overstate how much changed in 2020.   The global pandemic tested our resolve, forced lightning-speed adaptation in nearly every aspect of life, and the topic of energy catapulted to the top of political conversations.  However, one thing...
Among the myriad industries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic is one particularly critical to Texas: oil! As much of the global economy shut down to slow the spread of the virus this spring, fuel demand plummeted. Prices plunged, with...
LAREDO, Texas – The magazine Oil and Gas Investor has named Radcliffe “Cliffe” Killam II, president of Laredo-based Killam Oil, as a 2020 honoree in its Forty Under 40 program.  Selected from among hundreds of nominations, Killam was recognized for...
A quick glance back at Mexico’s history, the government acting to protect its sovereignty by nationalizing oil (President Lázaro Cárdenas, 1938), suffices to explain the symbolic role of oil in Mexico. Britain severed relations. Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt, realizing...
The United States has emerged as a leader not only in global energy but also in environmental progress. During a time when the U.S. saw exponential growth in domestic energy production, our nation reduced energy-related carbon dioxide emissions more...
Driving across South Texas, you’ve seen them - acres of wind turbines, bright white during the day and blinking across the night sky.  In our region, the wind farms invoke a sense of pride. With several wind projects across our...
Living in South Texas, we are no stranger to crises. From a 500-year flood event last year to the many turbulent challenges we have experienced in just the past few months, emergency preparedness is a perpetual priority for the...

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