Two weeks after the storm, refineries are resuming operations, deliveries and shipping are getting back to normal and gasoline prices are stabilizing.
Supply disruptions and environmental damage raise questions about the concentration of refineries and chemical plants along the exposed Gulf Coast.
Vast physical distances are becoming less limiting, bringing conveniences but perhaps eroding the state’s special identity.
The new E.P.A. administrator has a long, helpful history with Devon Energy, going back to his days as attorney general of Oklahoma.
President Trump aims to roll back the Obama administration’s attempts to ban oil drilling off the southeastern Atlantic and Alaskan coasts.