Spotlight: Abundant Sunshine Not Enough to Power Texas Residential Solar Energy
The Texas electricity market doesn?t shine in residential solar energy despite plentiful sunlight. While Texas is No. 1 in wind power, its residential solar capacity per capita was less than one-third that of the U.S. average in 2017.
Go Figure: COVID-19 Tanks Fuel Consumption, Prices
The effects of the pandemic, including working from home and reduced travel, dropped fuel consumption from mid-March to mid-April 2020.
Producers, refiners view strategies to trim Texas' glut of ultralight condensate oil
Hampered by the federal oil export ban, producers are seeking alternative means to bring to global markets the burgeoning supplies of ultralight condensate oil drawn from the Eagle Ford Shale region of South Texas.
Leading Indicators, Storm Data Guide Houston Economic Forecast
A forecasting model for Houston that incorporates storm damage data and leading economic indicators can help project post-Hurricane Harvey employment growth. The forecast indicates that Houston?s economy will grow near its 2 percent historical average in 2018.
Spotlight: Lower U.S. Crude Oil Production Decreases Output, Raises Price of Natural Gas
Natural gas futures plummeted to a historic low in June 2020 only to rebound by late October, mainly due to a decline in natural gas production from oil wells.
Cross-Border Pipelines Link U.S. Natural Gas Producers, Mexican Electricity Users
Mexican energy reforms have opened the door to shale gas from the United States?and imports are booming. U.S. natural gas production reached a record high in July 2015, largely due to increased shale drilling dating back to 2010 in the Marcellus field in the Northeastern U.S. and the Permian and Eagle Ford basins in Texas.
Falling Oil Prices Drag Down U.S. Business Investment
The dramatic decline in the price of oil has led to massive investment reductions by U.S. oil and gas producers.
Real-time Data Inaccuracies Pose Challenges to Gauging the Oil Market
Initial estimates of global oil market balance, or the implied change in global inventories, are frequently used to identify supply shortages or surpluses. These have important implications for future oil prices. Initial inventory data undergo various revisions, which may contribute to inefficiencies in oil pricing.