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Houston named one of the top-performing cities in the U.S.

Posted January 12, 2015 by Silvia Zurita in Big Lenders, Business, Commercial, Construction, Construction News, Energy, Engineering, Financial, Offshore, Oil, Onshore, Petrochemical, Upstream

Houston was named on Milken Institute's 2014 Top 25 Best-Performing Large Cities list. The Bayou City ranked No. 7 of 25 on the list, behind Salt Lake City, Utah; Raleigh, North Carolina; and San Jose, California. Houston had the fourth highest job growth rate between 2008 and 2013 and the... Read More »

Despite oil prices, BP starts new oil production

Posted December 30, 2014 by Silvia Zurita in Big Lenders, Business, Construction, Deepwater, Energy, Engineering, Financial, Offshore, Oil, Upstream

With some oil prices dipping below $54 a barrel on Dec. 30, BP PLC (NYSE: BP) announced it has nonetheless started new oil production in the North Sea. BP, which has its North American headquarters in Houston, is cutting jobs and restructuring but still adding new oil production. The first... Read More »

Memorial Hermann to begin $17.4 million project in The Woodlands

Posted December 15, 2014 by Silvia Zurita in Big Lenders, Business, Commercial, Construction, Construction News, Engineering

Memorial Hermann Health System announced Monday plans to renovate its emergency department at its Woodlands hospital in a $17.4 million project. The project, slated to start in 2015, will include approximately 3,400 square feet of new space, seven additional treatment rooms including three trauma rooms, as well as an area... Read More »

EnergySense Weekly Oil And Gas Follies

Posted July 26, 2013 by Silvia Zurita in Big Lenders, Business, Business Valuation, Commercial, Construction, Construction News, Deepwater, Downstream, Energy, Engineering, Midstream, Natural Gas, Offshore, Oil, Onshore, Petrochemical, Pipeline, Shale, Solar Energy, Suppliers, Upstream

EnergySense Weekly Oil and Gas Follies – Volume 4, July 26, 2013 In which we briefly chronicle the week’s silliness, foibles, fake news and real news related to the oil and natural gas industry. Sierra Club hates this:  Natural Gas Trucks Improve Air Quality in Sugar Land – Solid waste... Read More »

Old Technology Fuels New Energy Boom

Posted May 13, 2013 by Silvia Zurita in Big Lenders, Business, Deepwater, Energy, Engineering, Natural Gas, Offshore, Oil, Suppliers, Upstream

With U.S. oil imports hitting a 17-year low, the mainstream media has awoken to the fact that, as I pointed out three years ago, peak oil is not happening anytime soon.  Charles Mann’s excellent cover story in this month’s Atlantic, “What If We Never Run Out of Oil?” focuses on an obscure, though... Read More »

Texas Energy Boom Fuels Best Performance Since ’09: Muni Credit

Posted January 11, 2013 by Silvia Zurita in Big Lenders, Business, Business Valuation, Commercial, Construction, Construction News, Energy, Financial, Natural Gas, Oil, Onshore, Suppliers

An oil and natural-gas boom in Texas is helping the largest U.S. energy producer pile up a record $11.8 billion in reserves, sustaining the best performance in its debt since 2009. Municipal securities of Texas issuers earned about 7.9 percent in 2012, eclipsing the 7.4 percent gain for the broader... Read More »