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...
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...
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...
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...
What went wrong with the Texas power grid during the recent extreme weather event? Everything – but it’s complicated.  One key issue is that Texas homes, buildings, and power infrastructures are geared toward dealing with the issue that we most...
We have a lot of pride here in South Texas - From our culture, to our food, our Texan entrepreneurial spirit and the economic investment we attract from across the globe. Recently, we’ve found something new to take pride in:...
Now that things are getting closer to normal after the extreme weather and blackouts, attention has rightly and rapidly turned to actions to ensure that we never have a repeat.  One thing that has emerged is the need for a...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Amid speculation that Rio Grande LNG has successfully cleared all hurdles posed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, a spokesman says the group hopes to make some announcements soon. Rio Grande LNG, part of NextDecade, wants to...
LAREDO, Texas - A regional project that promises jobs and a brighter future for three South Texas counties has lost the support of one of them. This week, when members of the Tri-County Economic Development Coalition signed a Memorandum of...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - With untold billions worth of investment pending, two proposed Liquefied Natural Gas export businesses have announced the start of the process to explore the development of LNG transfer stations at the Port of Brownsville. On Thursday morning,...

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