Flyovers Show Varying Methane Leak Rates From Shale Plays

Mark Brownstein, Environmental Defense Fund

Methane has the potential to undermine the climate benefits natural gas provides over other fossil fuels.

UT Strengthens Ties With Mexico With Latest Research Agreement

Velda Addison, Hart Energy

The University of Texas at Austin’s Jackson School of Geosciences and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico recently announced they signed an academic and research agreement focusing on earth sciences and engineering. 

Oil's Decline Keeps Looking Like A Better Bet

By A. Gary Shilling, Bloomberg View

At about $50 a barrel, crude oil prices are down by more than half from their June 2014 peak of $107. They may fall more, perhaps even as low as $10 to $20.  Here’s why.

Seismic Vessels Take On New Roles

Velda Addison, Hart Energy

The Fugro Supporter is set to join the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

No Tender For Current Coal Producers In Mexico Ends Jan. 30

By Nelson Balido, Energy Council of the Americas

After this date any other contract for exploration and extraction of natural gas can only be awarded through a tender process or through an assignment to a productive public company from PEMEX.

Oil Spill Penalties Make Way For Research At Universities

Velda Addison, Hart Energy

The University of Houston and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are set to get $4 million in funding for energy research.

Don't Expect A Boom From Cheap Oil

Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg View

Cheap oil is a double-edged sword for diversified economies: On one hand, investment drops in the oil and gas sector, hurting jobs and the stock market; on the other hand, consumers and companies that use a lot of hydrocarbons see their costs go down.