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cogeneration  efficiency  energy-tomorrow  energytomorrow  refineries  revenues  technology 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 8, 2009

You probably know that the oil and natural gas industry is one of the world's largest industries and that its revenues are significant. But did you know that the costs of providing consumers with the energy they need are massive as well?

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crude-oil  energy-tomorrow  energytomorrow  gas-prices  gasoline-prices  prices 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 7, 2009

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the graph below speaks volumes about the price of gasoline. It illustrates how much gasoline's pump price has fallen in various regions of the country since gasoline reached a record high in July 2008.

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access  domestic-access  domestic-drilling  domestic-energy  energy-tomorrow  energytomorrow  energytomorrow-radio  natural-gas  offshore-drilling  technology-innovation  thums-islands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 6, 2009

This week's episode focuses on a recent tour of the THUMS Islands, a group of four manmade islands in California's Long Beach Harbor, where oil and natural gas are produced. The episode also features sound bites from Frank Komin, president of Occidental Petroleum, and Charlie Plant, production manager of White Island. 

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deepwater-royalty-relief-act  domestic-energy  energy-policy  energy-production  energy-tomorrow  energytomorrow  mms34  offshore-drilling  royalties  royalty-payments 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 5, 2009

The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to consider an extremely important Fifth Circuit decision on royalty relief. This adds finality to the Fifth Circuit's unanimous decision that Congress, when it passed the Deepwater Royalty Relief Act, provided royalty relief based on volume, not price. 

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access  climate-bill  climate-change-bill  climate-legislation  domestic-access  domestic-drilling  domestic-energy  energy-policy  energy-tomorrow  energytomorrow  kerry-boxer  offshore-drilling  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 2, 2009

Thank you to my friend and fellow blogger James for allowing us to feature his commentary here. This was originally posted at his own blog, Observations

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access  domestic-access  domestic-drilling  energy-tomorrow  energytomorrow  offshore-drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 1, 2009

One year ago, the 30-year old ban on offshore drilling along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts expired, opening the opportunity for the United States to drill for more of its own oil and natural gas. What has happened since then to make America more energy self-sufficient?

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domestic-energy  energy-policy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 30, 2009

Cecilia "Ceci" Leonard describes herself as an "oil brat" from the oil patch. She is a second-generation petroleum worker who has come to Washington today to meet with members of Congress. 

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energy-policy  over-regulation  prices 

Jack Gerard

Jack Gerard
Posted September 30, 2009

The Kerry-Boxer climate change bill leaves unaddressed key elements of how it intends to constrain carbon emissions. Unfortunately, it appears to be following the pattern the House followed, which resulted in a political bidding process that picked winners and losers.

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energy-policy  over-regulation  waxman-markey  competitive-enterprise-institute 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 29, 2009

Sens. Barbara Boxer and John Kerry are expected to release their version of a climate bill tomorrow. News reports say the bill is meant to be a starting point for the Senate's deliberations. 

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domestic-energy  government-revenue  offshore-drilling  technology-innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 28, 2009

Architect Joesph Linesch (1924-1996) had a vision for Long Beach, California--to become the Riviera of the West, a nearly fantasy-like harbor rivaling the buildings and landscapes he designed for Disneyland and Epcot Center. Between 1965 and 1968, he created structures and landscaping that make the oil production facilities here look like a high-end condominium complex

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