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Past articles by Sergio:

Texas oil body makes it a little harder for wells to flare gas

Getting a permit to burn excess natural gas at Texas oil wells is getting a little bit... → Read More

Why U.S. oil supply took such big hit from Ida

It will be weeks -- maybe longer -- before normal conditions can be restored off the... → Read More

A Texas solution to global warming: Use more air-conditioning

Texas’s oil regulator has a solution for those who fear the world is over-heating:... → Read More

Texas oil regulator floats tax credits for natural gas projects

The natural gas industry should receive tax incentives similar to those provided for... → Read More

Tellurian's Souki blasts short sellers after LNG developer drops

The chairman and co-founder of Tellurian Inc., which is trying to develop a $17 billion... → Read More

Kinder Morgan seeks to expand CO₂ business in clean energy push

Pipeline giant Kinder Morgan Inc. plans to expand its carbon-capture business, joining... → Read More

Kinder Morgan seeks to expand CO2 business in clean energy push

The Pipeline giant would join the ranks of major oil and gas companies capitalizing on... → Read More

Mexico's AMLO pounces on Texas freeze to push nationalist agenda

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has turned the crisis into a rallying cry for more... → Read More

First shale IPO since 2017 is failing to impress Wall Street

Even a natural gas explorer backed by private-equity giant Blackstone Group couldn’t... → Read More

Jerry Jones' gas company 'hits jackpot' with surge during Texas power outages

The natural gas producer owned by Dallas billionaire Jerry Jones is cashing in on a surge... → Read More

LNG surges to 6-year high with cold snap in importing nations

Liquefied natural gas has made a dramatic rebound from a pandemic-induced demand collapse, and the rally in the heating and power-plant fuel could extend into next year. → Read More

Oil-field services speed adoption of clean energy tech

Oil field service companies are speeding up their adoption of clean energy technology as the coronavirus pandemic continues to cut demand for crude oil and natural as and the world shifts to cleaner sources of power such as wind energy, solar and hydrogen. → Read More

Life After COVID: Pandemic to permanently change oil & gas tech, skills

The coronavirus pandemic has acted as a catalyst accelerating the oil and natural gas industry’s digital transformation and changing the skills needed by workers. → Read More

Drilling Down: Houston oil company returns to Permian Basin

Houston oil company Birch Resources has filed its first batch of oil well drilling permits since March. → Read More

Dallas company moves forward with LNG project in Vietnam

Dallas liquefied natural gas company Energy Capital Vietnam has taken a step forward with plans to develop an LNG project in that country. → Read More

KBR buys defense industry rival in another step away from energy business

Houston information technology company KBR has entered into an $800 million deal to buy a defense industry rival as the firm moves further away from its historic businesses in construction and energy. → Read More

New private equity firm launches first energy fund during industry downturn

Newly formed private equity firm Andros Capital Partners has launched in the middle of a historic oil industry downturn with $250 million earmarked for energy projects. → Read More

Singapore company sets up shop in Houston with eye on U.S. LNG market

Delta Offshore Energy is opening an office in the Houston area as the company builds a power plant in Vietnam. → Read More

Halliburton to bring cloud-based tech to offshore rigs in Thailand

Houston oil field service company Halliburton landed a contract to add cloud computing technology that will improve production at offshore rigs in Thailand. → Read More

Energy investment firm launched during oil industry downturn

Andros could fill a void left by banks that have widely stopped backing U.S. oil and gas company operations after years of lagging industry returns. → Read More