How Washington unleashed fossil-fuel exports and sold out on climate

The Trump White House has capitalized on fossil-fuel exports made possible by the Obama administration. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is shown here on Aug. 2, 2017 welcoming his predecessor, Ernest…

As oil and gas exports surge, West Texas becomes the world’s “extraction colony”

Vehicles pass oil pumpjacks at sunrise in the Permian Basin region of West Texas. Jerod Foster for The Texas Tribune MIDLAND — Drilling booms have come and gone in this…

U.S. to reclaim world’s top crude oil producer crown for first time since early 1970’s Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ever since OPEC waved a white flag and agreed…

Insider’s ENERGY REPORT:  DOE & EPA Take on Energy, Environment Issues By Alex Mills AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) — A little more than half of all U.S. refinery capacity is located…

Insider’s ENERGY REPORT: President’s message is Clear; Over-Regulation of Energy Industry will stop By Alex Mills AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) — Some people may find it hard to believe that the…

Insider’s ENERGY REPORT: State Reps Larry Gonzales & Drew Darby, Senators Van Taylor & Craig Estes lead effort By Alex Mills AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) — “We are grateful to…

Insider’s ENERGY REPORT: U.S. production has increased almost 10% since mid-2016 By Alex Mills AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) — It is no secret that the Texas economy is closely tied to the…

Insider’s ENERGY REPORT: Texas Economy Improves, Led By Oil Industry Activity By Alex Mills AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) — Energy policy has taken an about-face in the nation’s capital. Instead…

Insider’s ENERGY REPORT: Petroleum Industry News sends Mixed Signals By Alex Mills AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) — The President, Congress, and the Texas Legislature all have been very active in implementing…

MILLS: Obama Admin Attempts Overhaul of Energy System Via Regulations

Insider’s ENERGY REPORT: Oil & Gas Industry Facing Attacks, Challenges By Alex Mills AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – President Obama’s administration has become legendary in bureaucratic circles by adopting more…

EPA to Require Toxic Release Reporting from Natural Gas Plants

Hundreds of gas plants across the country — and as many as 180 in Texas — soon will have to alert the federal government if they discharge, produce or handle…