May 3 — The coronavirus shutdown has thrown the U.S. oil industry into a crisis. Demand and prices have cratered. There’s such a glut of oil that companies are running out of places to store it. This week, Texas regulators will consider actually capping how much oil can be pumped. That idea may be hard to imagine. But as Mose Buchele of member station KUT reports, Texas has a long, colorful history of fixing crude prices.
Is a policy analyst consultant for TCAP, a coalition of political subdivisions in Texas that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because energy costs are typically a significant budget item to our members, TCAP is consistently looking for ways to save our members money, through cost-saving contracts, energy efficiency or demand response programs.