Sergio Chapa

Government, Business, Fuel

US Is Exporting Every Molecule of LNG Possible

LNG A ship is docked at an LNG terminal in Europe. (Jan Arrhenborg/Wikicommons)

Tankers were docked or loading at all seven U.S. liquefied natural gas export terminals for the first time Feb. 12, marking a small piece of industry history and setting up record flows to the plants amid high prices and tensions in Europe.

Sergio Chapa | Houston Chronicle
February 14, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Permian Basin Gets Vote of Confidence With Infrastructure Plan

Permian Basin Pipes connect six Chevron oil wells being readied for hydraulic fracturing in the Permian Basin near Midland, Texas. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The region at the heart of the once-booming U.S. shale industry is signaling confidence in a nascent recovery after the pandemic crushed demand and curtailed oil and gas drilling.

Sergio Chapa | Houston Chronicle
August 9, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

US LNG Players Tout Carbon Capture in Bid to Boost Green Image

The Cheniere Energy Inc. Liquefaction facility is seen in Portland, Texas, in February 2021. (Eddie Seal/Bloomberg News) The Cheniere Energy Inc. Liquefaction facility is seen in Portland, Texas, in February 2021. (Eddie Seal/Bloomberg News)

U.S. LNG developers seeking to burnish their green credentials and boost their competitiveness on a crowded global stage are touting a costly and largely untested technology: carbon capture.

Sergio Chapa | Houston Chronicle
May 6, 2021
Business, Fuel

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Plans to Drill for Natural Gas Near Texas Launchpad

SpaceX's Starhopper rocket sits at the company's launch site in Texas in September 2020. SpaceX's Starhopper rocket sits at the company's launch site in Texas in September 2020. (Veronica G. Cardenas/Bloomberg News)

Elon Musk recently moved to Texas, where he launches some of his rockets and is building a battery factory. Now, for good measure, he plans to drill for natural gas in the state.

Sergio Chapa | Houston Chronicle
January 22, 2021
Government, Business, TCA

Opponents of Texas Port LNG Terminals Inch Closer to Lawsuit

An aerial view of the Port of Brownsville. (Port of Brownsville)

Environmentalists and other opponents of three proposed liquefied natural gas export terminals at the Port of Brownsville are one step closer to filing a federal lawsuit to halt the projects after losing requests to have permit decisions reconsidered.

Sergio Chapa | Houston Chronicle
January 27, 2020
Business, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Cameron LNG Poised for First Export Shipment With First LNG Tanker

LNG An LNG tanker (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News

Cameron LNG is poised to load its first export shipment of liquefied natural gas after the arrival of the first LNG tanker at its Louisiana facility.

Sergio Chapa | Houston Chronicle
May 29, 2019