Articles by Richard Nemec

Bakken Rail Transport to Pick Up, State Official Says

After several months of decline, rail transport of crude oil is likely to pick up during the rest of the year, according to North Dakota Pipeline Authority Director Justin Kringstad, who said the widening spread in global Brent and U.S. WTI oil prices will drive more shipments back to rail. Read More

California House Republicans Weigh In on Fracking Law

A group of Republicans in the California congressional delegation led by Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy warned Gov. Jerry Brown last Thursday that implementation of the state's new hydraulic fracturing (fracking) legislation (SB 4), signed into law last month, should not get in the way of the state's oil/natural gas resurgence. Read More

Midcontinent Assets to Be Pared in Oxy Strategic Review

As part of a strategic review aimed at forming a smaller, more profitable company, Los Angeles-based Occidental Petroleum Corp.'s (Oxy) board of directors on Friday authorized pursuit of selected asset sales, including potentially some overseas and Midcontinent assets, along with a portion of a general partner interest in Plains All American Pipeline (PAAP). Read More

GE Capital, Clean Energy Form Alliance on Truck Fleets

Newport Beach, CA-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp., one of the nation's largest providers of natural gas transportation fuels and fueling infrastructure, said Monday it has formed a strategic alliance with the transportation finance unit of General Electric Corp. (GE) aimed at heavy duty trucking fleets. Read More