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Mitchell Ferman is an energy and economy reporter for The Texas Tribune.

Texas Pipeline Company Walks Back Threat to Cut Off Gas to Power Plants

After threatening to cut off fuel to roughly a third of the power plants owned by Texas’ biggest power generator, a major...

With Winter Weather Approaching, Pipeline Company Threatens to Cut off Gas Supply to Texas’...

With freezing weather sweeping into Texas late this week, subsidiaries for a major pipeline company are threatening to cut off natural gas...

Gov. Greg Abbott Intervened To Put A Positive Spin On Texas’ Power Grid

The two most powerful people overseeing Texas’ electric grid sat next to each other in a quickly arranged Austin news conference in...

Texas Energy Regulators, Gas Industry Try To Reassure The Public That The State’s Power...

MIDLAND — Following Gov. Greg Abbott’s recent guarantee that the lights will stay on this winter, Texas energy regulators and the oil...

“People Should Probably Be Worried”: Texas Hasn’t Done Enough to Prevent Another Winter Blackout,...

MIDLOTHIAN — After last winter’s freeze hamstrung power giant Vistra Corp.’s ability to keep electricity flowing for its millions of customers, CEO...

White House Says Big Businesses Must Mandate Vaccines or Require Testing by Jan. 4,...

Companies with more than 100 employees will have to ensure their workers are vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan. 4 or get tested...

Texas bill to block COVID-19 vaccine mandates for employers stalls in the Senate as...

A prohibition on vaccine mandates is one of Gov. Greg Abbott’s priorities for the special session, but it does not appear to...

Texas Senators Blast Regulator for Power Grid Winterization Loophole Lawmakers Wrote into Law

In a committee hearing Tuesday, Texas senators were furious that natural gas companies won’t have to better prepare their facilities for extreme...

Despite staggering pandemic losses, Texas budget forecast better than expected, state comptroller says

Despite “historic declines,” state lawmakers will have more money to work with in the upcoming legislative session than Comptroller Glenn Hegar expected...

Texas unemployment rate falls to 6.9% in October, a sign of slow and uneven...

The Texas unemployment rate dropped to 6.9% in October, the U.S. Labor Department said Friday, an improvement from the state’s September rate...

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