Articles by Richard Nemec

California Sets 'Emergency' Status for Interim Fracking Rules

To comply with the new state law (SB 4) mandating hydraulic fracturing (fracking) regulations, California oil and natural gas drilling officials on Wednesday designated as "emergency regulations" a set of interim rules that take effect Jan. 1 while permanent rules and an environmental assessment are being finalized (see Shale Daily,Dec. 10). Read More

Oilfield CNG, LNG Drilling Interest Gauged in Bakken

A group of small natural gas-related firms seeking to displace diesel use in North Dakota's Bakken Shale oilfield operations and transportation have launched an effort to gauge the interest of operators in switching to compressed (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) applications. Read More

Apache to Expand LNG in Drilling Operations

Under a new deal announced Monday by Houston-based Prometheus Energy Group Inc., Apache Corp. will expand its use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations. The agreement is an expansion of an existing contract between the two Houston-based energy companies. Read More