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NRG Energy is placing its headquarters solely in Houston

The NRG brand is committing to Houston long-term.

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  • May 7 @ 7:56 am

Texas power company seeks bankruptcy protection after storm

The largest and oldest power cooperative in Texas is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing last month’s winter storm that left millions without power. Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, which serves 16 distribution member cooperatives that cater to more than 1.5 million Texans across 68 counties from the Texas Panhandle to Houston, said Monday that […]

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  • March 1 @ 12:44 pm

Oil powers ahead as critical OPEC+ meeting looms

Oil rebounded from its biggest slump since November ahead of a key OPEC+ meeting.

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  • March 1 @ 8:35 am

Vistra expects a hit of up to $1.3 billion to its earnings due to winter storm

Vistra, which posted a $625 million profit, said it spent more than $10 million to prepare its power plants for the bitter cold that swept into the state last week, but natural gas shortages curtailed the company’s electricity production.

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  • February 26 @ 1:30 pm

Oil’s record start to 2021 hits a speed bump

Oil’s record start to 2021 was under pressure from a firming dollar and a selloff in bond markets.

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  • February 26 @ 9:44 am

Oil rally resumes with prediction of $70 crude

Brent oil resumed gains, with Goldman Sachs Group predicting prices will advance into the $70s in the coming months.

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  • February 22 @ 9:02 am

Oil jumps as supplies are seen tightening

Traders and investment banks see global supplies rapidly tightening in response to a vaccination-led recovery this summer.

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  • February 22 @ 9:02 am

Utilities hope to keep power on as bitter cold, precipitation sweep Houston

State electricity and gas regulators are gearing up for potential power outages as bitter cold sweeps the Houston area next week.

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  • February 12 @ 6:58 pm

OTC names LeighAnn Runyan as new executive director

Leigh Ann Runyan, CMP, will take over the position in mid-April. She replace Stephen Graham, who is retiring.

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  • February 12 @ 9:09 am

Debt-laden oil majors retreat amid rally

With Covid-19 lockdowns still depressing fuel sales and refining margins, the industry’s focus is on playing defense.

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  • February 5 @ 7:00 am

BP: Not all its car charging stations turning profit yet

The U.K. oil giant expects that to change as more electric vehicles come onto market.

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  • February 3 @ 4:57 pm

Buoyed by Keystone XL, pipeline opponents want Biden to act

After President Joe Biden revoked Keystone XL’s presidential permit and shut down construction of the long-disputed pipeline that was to carry oil from Canada to Texas, opponents of other pipelines hoped the projects they’ve been fighting would be next.

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  • January 31 @ 11:54 am

RigUp, Lone Star College to Offer Free Training for Solar Professionals

January 19, 2021 — Houston, TX – Lone Star College, a high-quality, low-cost public community college, and RigUp, a leading workforce management solution serving the renewables, construction, oil & gas, and defense industries, have announced a partnership to provide free training for students interested in joining the growing renewable energy industry. Through people and technology,… […]

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  • January 19 @ 10:00 am
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  • January 19 @ 10:00 am

Total joint venture to develop 12 solar projects across U.S., including in Texas

A joint venture involving French oil major Total is planning to develop a dozen solar and energy storage projects in the U.S., including five in Texas.

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  • January 14 @ 9:10 am

What the Latest COVID-19 Relief Package Means for Individuals & Businesses

We’re committed to keeping you informed on programs and benefits you may qualify for due to impacts from COVID-19. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help you navigate the resources that may be available to you.    Continued Support for Individuals & Families 1) Checks from the Government: Some Americans will qualify for a… […]

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  • January 11 @ 3:59 pm
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  • January 11 @ 3:59 pm

Worker Spotlight: Derek

Waking up early is one of the hardest transitions for parents of newborns, but not for Derek. As a First Class Mechanic based out of Newport News, Virginia, he’s used to starting work on the ship at 6 am. What did leave Derek pleasantly surprised was RigUp’s flexibility when his daughter Erin was born on… […]

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  • December 16 @ 12:12 pm
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  • December 16 @ 12:12 pm

6 Tips to Keep Safety Top of Mind This Holiday Season

The holidays mean more traffic, more shopping, and more stuff on the brain. All of that means less focus and vigilance when it comes to safety, both on and off the job. Combine that with the added stress and precautions needed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’ve got a safety crunch on… […]

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  • December 14 @ 12:23 pm
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  • December 14 @ 12:23 pm

Pompeo condemns conviction, imprisonment of Citgo 6 in Venezuela

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday condemned the conviction and imprisonment of six Citgo executives by the regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as the family of one of the executives appealed directly to Maduro on Friday for mercy.

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  • November 27 @ 10:00 pm

Worker Spotlight: Vernell

When flowback well tester Vernell travels to rigs in North Dakota, Wyoming, Texas and New Mexico, he keeps one important thing in mind: his family. He says traveling “makes me realize what I have at home and what I’m working for.” Vernell is working to give his five children things he didn’t have growing up…. […]

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  • November 23 @ 4:00 pm
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  • November 23 @ 4:00 pm

5 Tips for Safe Winter Driving

Winter weather presents multiple safety hazards for drivers, from black ice to shorter days. In late fall and early winter, the hazards are also compounded by deer mating season. Experts say deer strikes occur most often from October to December. That’s because during the animals’ three-month long mating season, which peaks in November, bucks chasing… […]

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  • November 19 @ 10:00 am
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  • November 19 @ 10:00 am

Oil drops on stockpiles rise, Fed warns of Covid risk

Oil dropped after an unexpected increase in U.S. stockpiles and a Federal Reserve warning that a vaccine may not be enough to get the economy back on track.

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  • November 12 @ 4:30 pm

Oil near $41 with IEA warning on outlook

Oil steadied as the International Energy Agency warned the coronavirus vaccine breakthrough won’t quickly revive markets.

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  • November 12 @ 7:53 am

OPEC+ focuses on delay to output hike of three to six months

Talks between OPEC and its allies are zeroing in on a delay to next year’s planned oil-output increase of three to six months, according to several delegates.

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  • November 12 @ 7:48 am

Covid restaurant shutdowns threaten oil refiners’ biofuel dreams

As oil refiners face an uncertain future for fossil fuels, many are investing millions to convert refineries into renewable diesel plants that cut carbon emissions by processing discarded fats rather than crude oil. They’re now racing to secure the used cooking oil needed to feed the plants, putting some projects in jeopardy of being abandoned.

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  • November 12 @ 7:36 am

IEA cuts oil-demand outlook as vaccines won’t rescue market

The International Energy Agency cut forecasts for global oil demand amid new lockdown measures and cautioned that the vaccine breakthrough won’t quickly revive markets.

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  • November 12 @ 7:21 am

Oil falls back after reaching 10-week high

Oil rose above $45 a barrel in London for the first time in 10 weeks as financial markets continued to advance on a vaccine breakthrough and U.S. crude stockpiles appeared to retreat.

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  • November 11 @ 6:00 pm

Oil tops $45 a barrel in London for first time in 10 eeeks

Oil rose above $45 a barrel in London for the first time in 10 weeks as financial markets continued to advance on a vaccine breakthrough and U.S. crude stockpiles appeared to retreat.

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  • November 11 @ 8:13 am

Oil tops $45 a barrel in London for first time in 10 weeks

Oil rose above $45 a barrel in London for the first time in 10 weeks as financial markets continued to advance on a vaccine breakthrough and U.S. crude stockpiles appeared to retreat.

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  • November 11 @ 8:13 am

Shell Wants Biden to Reverse Methane Emissions Rollback

Royal Dutch Shell Plc will push for the reversal of President Donald Trump’s rollback of methane emissions rules and the introduction of carbon pricing when Joe Biden moves into the White House next year.

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  • November 11 @ 8:05 am

OPEC task got harder with Libya at 1.1 million barrels a Day

Libya boosted oil output to more than 1.1 million barrels a day, inching closer to the level it was producing at before the country’s civil war all but shut down its energy industry in January.

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  • November 11 @ 7:57 am

Big Oil has a long way to go on setting emissions targets

Just five of the 39 largest oil and gas companies have announced carbon-reduction targets that match levels needed to avoid a 2-degree Celsius temperature increase. And only 20 have taken initial steps to disclose how they plan to lower emissions produced by both their operations and electricity use.

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  • November 11 @ 7:45 am

Occidental is first U.S. oil major to target net zero mmissions

Occidental Petroleum Corp. became the first major U.S. oil producer to aim for net zero emissions from everything it extracts and sells, accelerating an industry trend that’s become commonplace in Europe.

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  • November 11 @ 7:34 am

Occidental is first U.S. oil major to target net zero emissions

Occidental Petroleum Corp. became the first major U.S. oil producer to aim for net zero emissions from everything it extracts and sells, accelerating an industry trend that’s become commonplace in Europe.

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  • November 11 @ 7:34 am

Veterans are filling the skills gap—with a little help from RigUp

The growing renewable energy industry needs resilient workers with an aptitude for leadership, and heeding that call is a crew of highly-trained veterans. Through our Veterans Network, RigUp is working together with other organizations to create a pipeline between military service and the civilian workforce. The Veterans Network focuses on recruitment and support of veterans,… […]

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  • November 9 @ 2:01 pm
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  • November 9 @ 2:01 pm

The 5 Fastest Growing Skilled Trade Jobs in Energy

Knowing a job’s future viability is crucial, especially during an economic downturn. Jobs in the energy sector are particularly difficult to track because growth is so dependent upon the economic and political climate. The best projections use the best data, and for this we turn to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Their Occupational Outlook… […]

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  • November 2 @ 11:10 am
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  • November 2 @ 11:10 am

Analysis: Biden’s federal fracking ban could actually be good for Texas

Fears that Joe Biden, if elected president, would upend the oil and gas sector and put thousands of people out of work in Texas aren’t grounded in reality, observers say.

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  • October 28 @ 8:43 am

Why This Industry Veteran Is Proud to Be Part of RigUp’s Team

Third-generation bridge painter Duane Mensch has been suspended from many bridges, including the 3,030-foot New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, West Virginia. “I was the guy who put the cable there so everyone else could work.” But the bridge industry wasn’t the end of the story for Duane. While stringing cable over the Ohio River,… […]

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  • October 27 @ 2:00 pm
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  • October 27 @ 2:00 pm

Power outages plague CenterPoint, anger customers

Reliability issues have become a liability for CenterPoint, angering homeowners and business customers alike.

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  • October 22 @ 6:00 am

‘Frustrating as it can be’: CenterPoint’s frequent outages happen rain or shine, customers say

Reliability issues have become a liability for CenterPoint, angering homeowners and business customers alike.

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  • October 22 @ 6:00 am

5 Tips for Wildfire & Smoke Safety on the Job

This year was the largest wildfire season recorded in California history, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection—an unfortunate trend throughout the American West. And many in the U.S. Forest Service say people should get used to longer and more severe fire seasons in the future. That’s why learning more robust wildfire safety… […]

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  • October 21 @ 9:48 am
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  • October 21 @ 9:48 am

Solving the Wind Talent Crunch

The US wind sector has something to celebrate—a boom in the last five years has led to 120,000 jobs in all 50 states. The problem is that there aren’t 120,000 qualified technicians to fill these roles. How can operators find skilled contractors? RigUp is using our expertise and industry-leading data to address these questions and… […]

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  • October 20 @ 11:58 am
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  • October 20 @ 11:58 am

OPEC+ faces growing pressure to change course as ministers meet

OPEC and its allies gather Monday to assess the state of the market. No supply decisions are expected until Dec. 1 but, the cartel is under pressure to revise its plan to ease output cuts.

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  • October 18 @ 1:50 pm

Baker Botts launches carbon technology arm of energy law firm with eye to international clients

Houston-based Baker Botts, one of the top energy law firms in the U.S., launched a dedicated carbon capture, utilization and storage practice group within its energy sector, the firm said. After launching a hydrogen practice group in June, Baker Botts launched the carbon arm, which the firm said has been a significant topic of interest […]

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  • October 16 @ 6:00 am

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  • October 15 @ 2:51 pm
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Wind Jobs

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  • October 15 @ 2:47 pm
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Wind Engineer

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  • October 15 @ 2:40 pm
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  • October 15 @ 2:15 pm
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  • October 15 @ 2:15 pm

Crude prices little changed after report shows inventories fell

The U.S. reported a drop of 3.8 million barrels of oil in its commercial crude oil inventories during the week ended Oct. 9.

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  • October 15 @ 11:00 am