Natural gas production has reached record levels in the United States thanks to the Eagle Ford and other shale plays. Although natural gas prices are trading near 10-year lows, producers are finding new markets and outlets for the clean-burning fuel, cheap natural gas from the Eagle Ford has created conditions allowing for billions of dollars of investment around South Texas … [Read more...] about Eagle Ford shale fueling growth of Texas Gulf Coast
What thrived during the Texas coast recession is a story how two developers came out smelling like a rose. This study is about the lessons learned from two “high-end real estate project developers” that thrived during the worse recession and storms to hit the Texas coast in history. A silver lining from the unfortunate times the region experienced from 2008 to 2012, and a … [Read more...] about What thrived and dived during the Texas coast recession?
The U.S. shale revolution has spurred construction of many types—remote-site roads, natural-gas processing plants, pipelines, storage-tank farms and petrochemical projects, among them—but few, if any, projects are as challenging to develop, permit, finance and build as the multibillion-dollar plans to liquefy natural gas and load the resulting LNG for shipment … [Read more...] about Expansion in Natural Gas Spurs Big Plans for Corpus Christi
Climate change-related warming of the waters of the Gulf of Mexico is causing fewer sea turtles to migrate to warmers waters in the winter, leading more of the creatures to become trapped along the Texas coast when the temperature drops, said Tony Amos, a researcher at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute and director of the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) in Port … [Read more...] about Warmer Water Trapping Turtles on Texas Coast
According to a recent survey conducted by FEMA, 50 percent of Americans have not discussed or developed an emergency plan for family members about where to go and what to do in the event of a local disaster. Additionally, nearly 70 percent of Americans have not participated in a preparedness drill or exercise, aside from a fire drill at their workplace, school or home in … [Read more...] about FEMA Encourages Participation in PrepareAthon Day