Year in Review: Energy

Oil and gas production, pipelines, the Railroad Commission and questions about Texas’ energy grid all grabbed headlines in 2013 in the Tribune. Here's a look back at the year's biggest energy stories.

Texas’ oil and gas bonanza — spurred by technological advances such as the use of hydraulic fracturing — continued in 2013, reaching production levels unseen in 30 years. Texas is now producing more than twice the oil it did three years ago, and more than one-third of all U.S. production, according to federal data.

That was good news for the state’s budget. This month, the comptroller ...

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