Meter Reading: Fracking Service Companies Struggle, Solar Complex Dedicated in San Antonio, and More
A hydraulic fracking operation in the Barnett Shale.
A tough break for fracturing companies – “Hydraulic fracturing companies are reeling as prices for their services slide, leading to crew layoffs and idle equipment in once booming shale gas fields.” – Houston Chronicle
Gulf Coast refiners will stop light, sweet crude imports – “Valero could stop importing light, sweet crude to its Gulf Coast refineries as soon as 2013 and fully rely on U.S. production, Chief Executive Officer Bill Klese said at a recent industry conference.” — Fuel Fix
CPS dedicates solar complex – “CPS Energy boosted its portfolio of renewable energy Monday when it dedicated a 19.8-megawatt solar complex on land dotted with sunflowers in South Bexar County.” – San Antonio Express-News