Consolidation in the Texas energy sector could make a few companies "too big to fail," some say.
They've broken ground on a battery facility that could help the utility meet state energy storage requirements.
Oil prices are still far below the break-even point for many producers in the Middle East.
The route, which saves more than 10 days of travel, is a test case for a Russian energy company that wants to ship gas to China through the summer.
It's the first time that's happened since 1885.
Dan Brouillette served under the previous secretary in a deputy role
The state-run oil giant is notoriously opaque. But as it moves forward with going public, prospective investors have been demanding details about how the company is run.
Demand for oil is growing, but barely; it's at the lowest rate in a decade.
For one investment firm, competitive video gaming suddenly looked better than the volatile energy industry.