Articles by Richard Nemec

Colorado Storm Summary: Oil, Not Gas, Impacted Most

Colorado's record-setting floods in September did not seriously impact oil and natural gas production in the state, nor result in any environmental disasters, although crude oil production took more of a hit than gas operations, according to a report from the Colorado Oil/Gas Association (COGA). Read More

Pipe Safety Prompts CPUC to Re-Examine Basic Rate Cases

Dipping into a regulatory body's bread and butter, California regulators on Thursday voted unanimously to re-tool the state's general rate case process to make public safety determinations about the utility infrastructure they oversee. The specter of the fatal 2010 San Bruno natural gas transmission pipeline failure and its aftermath were cited as drivers for the new statewide examination. Read More

Additional Local Bans on Fracking Coming, COGA CEO Says

While they are unlikely to impact future production totals and may face court challenges, local community anti-hydraulic fracturing (fracking) ballot measures are likely to continue to emerge, the head of the Colorado Oil/Gas Association (COGA) told NGI's Shale Daily on Thursday. Read More