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Rich Nemec

Richard Nemec began writing for NGI in 1995 and has 30 years experience in the energy industry. He holds BA from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles; and a MA in journalism from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; and completed MBA courses at Northwestern's Evening Graduate School of Management.

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West Coast Correspondent | Los Angeles, CA


New Water Treatment Eyed for Oil/Gas Industry

With the potential to help satisfy growing regulatory concerns about flowback and produced water used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking), Los Angeles-based OriginOil Inc. has signed a pay-per-barrel agreement with small Colorado-based water treatment company Industrial Systems Inc. (ISI).

October 11, 2013

North Dakota Oil Spill ‘Under Control,’ Officials Say

A 20,600 bbl Bakken crude oil spill in North Dakota from a leak sprung in a Tesoro Logistics LP pipeline in a wheat field northeast of Tioga, ND, on Friday was fully contained, under control and in the process of being remediated, according to state and company officials. The leak had originally been detected Sept. 29 and was mistakenly thought to be much smaller.

October 11, 2013

California Oil/Gas Official: Governor Supports Fracking

Amplifying favorable comments made earlier this year by Gov. Jerry Brown regarding future oil and natural gas development in California, the head of the state department responsible for overseeing drilling said recently that Brown supports the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

October 11, 2013

West Primed for New Gas Infrastructure, Experts Say

If a variety of industry experts are correct, the western United States is on the brink of an upsurge in natural gas demand outstripping supply and resulting in a need for a new wave of infrastructure being built from the Rockies westward.

October 11, 2013
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