Articles by Richard Nemec

Next Great Fracking Advance May Be All Wet

With promotions in recent months and years that include executives drinking some cleaned up fluids used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking), Halliburton Corp.'s top leaders have attempted to demonstrate its and the industry's ability to take lemons and make lemonade. In this case, the "lemonade" is a stale-favored drink that is nontoxic, but not meant to replace normal beverages of choice. Read More

PG&E Disputed Pipe Lateral Gets Regulator Approval

Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s (PG&E) natural gas system received some positive feedback from federal and state regulators Monday, including the approval to boost the operating pressure on a controversial 3.8-mile transmission pipeline lateral on the San Francisco Peninsula south of the city. Read More