Articles by Richard Nemec

CA Regulators’ 2014 Focus on Pipe Safety, Replacing Nuke Power

California regulators start the new year with a focus on two areas: gas pipeline safety issues continuing since the San Bruno transmission line failure and explosion three years ago (see Daily GPI, Sept. 13, 2010), and how to deal with the closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in Southern California (see Daily GPI, June 10, 2013). Read More

North Dakota Supreme Court: State Wins Mineral Rights Case

The state, not private landowners, owns the bulk of certain disputed mineral rights in the Bakken Shale oil/natural gas production fields, according to a North Dakota Supreme Court ruling released the day after Christmas. The ruling affects disputed stretches between high- and low-water marks of the Missouri River. Read More