World oil, but apparently not local shale gas skepticism

Michael Giberson Tom Fowler has more on the ditching of shale gas skeptic Art Berman’s column by World Oil magazine.  Now the magazine’s editor is out too. Read Fowler’s context, then follow the link to the former editor’s remarks, posted today on Berman’s blog.  Excerpts: … The next day, the president stopped by to tell… More World oil, but apparently not local shale gas skepticism

Austin Energy’s future rate hikes

Michael Giberson A few years ago Lubbock’s municipal electric utility was in a tight financial spot that threatened to put it and the city into bankruptcy.  When the utility pushed through a rate increase, customers started switching to competing electric utility Xcel.  The dwindling customer base forced the municipal utility to find another way out… More Austin Energy’s future rate hikes