Kyra Buckley, Houston Chronicle

Kyra Buckley

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Past articles by Kyra:

Shell clashes with ERCOT on how to fix Texas power grid at CERWeek

The CEO of Shell’s electricity business questioned whether the plan being reviewed by ERCOT and the PUC would work . → Read More

Permian Gulf Coast Coalition protests outside CERAWeek

Activists protested Gulf Coast fossil fuel developments Wednesday outside of CERAWeek, the annual international energy conference in downtown Houston. → Read More

Houston housing community plans to tap geothermal energy

Geothermal installation costs can be 50 percent or more expensive than other heating and cooling systems. → Read More

Nauticus Robotics to release second fleet of undersea robots

Houston-based robotics company Nauticus is releasing its second version of an autonomous... → Read More

CenterPoint Energy reports $1 billion profit for 2022

CenterPoint Energy said it made a $1 billion profit in 2022, a 27 percent slide from the... → Read More

CenterPoint to spend $200 million on electricity projects in TMC

Expected to be finished by 2025, the effort includes include “system-hardening”... → Read More

Tesla recalls nearly 363,000 self-driving cars: five things to know

Tesla is recalling four models with so-called self-driving technology. Here's what Tesla owners need to know. → Read More

EV adoption in Houston is causing electricity providers to up offers

Retail electricity providers in Texas are developing more sophisticated plans geared... → Read More

Coal and natural gas give way as renewable power generation grows in Texas

Texas will add more solar power generating capacity than other state this year, according to the Energy Department. → Read More

Accenture's global strategy chief on what marks the energy transition'

Muqsit Ashraf talks tech, teams and transformation following a survey of more than 200 energy companies about transitioning to a low-carbon future.. → Read More

Exxon, Chevron and Shell made billions. Pump prices won't fall.

Exxon Mobil, ConocoPhillips, Chevron and Shell are reporting some of their best earnings ever, but they are unlikely to bring down prices at the pump. → Read More

BP aims to reduce flaring as it focuses on the Permian

It wants to lower emissions in its Permian Basin operations while spending $1.3 billion in the region even as it plans to slash oil and gas production worldwide → Read More

Big Oil is expected to report record 2022 profits. Is this the last hurrah?

As Big Oil starts reporting full year 2022 earnings, industry experts in Houston are... → Read More

Halliburton, Baker Hughes, SLB have mixed year despite high oil prices

The big three oil field services companies – Schlumberger, Halliburton and Baker Hughes... → Read More

Director of University of Houston’s new Energy Transition Institute on building a workforce for the future

Joe Powell, inaugural director of the University of Houston’s Energy Transition Institute, on building a base for the future. → Read More

Electric bills likely to rise under ERCOT revamp plan approved by PUC

The PUC plan gives power generators credit for being available when reserve power margins are lowest. The cost of the credits will likely be passed on to consumers. → Read More

Oil and gas operators made record profits in 2022. How much will trickle down to the services sector?

Oil and gas operators made record profits in 2022. Slow growth and supply chain issues may hinder profitability in the services sector. → Read More

Offshore drillers see robots as a way to boost safety. So why aren't more of them in use?

Robots are well represented in manufacturing facilities, but bringing them out of a controlled environment is relatively new. → Read More

Texas added more than 2,000 oil field services jobs in December

A Fed survey of energy executives found some firms say it’s harder to find qualified employees. → Read More

Houston company Baker Hughes to provide equipment for Malaysian carbon capture project

Malaysia’s state-owned oil and gas company Petronas has awarded Baker Hughes a contract... → Read More