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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 14, 2009

An editorial from today's Oil & Gas Journal makes an important observation at a time when Congress is poised to enact wide-ranging energy and climate change laws. The editorial notes, "...affiliation with the oil and gas industry discredits whatever a person might say on the subject of energy." The author argues that this tactic muffles the industry's political voice and expertise and exposes the United States to costly mistakes on energy.

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domestic-energy  over-regulation  prices 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 14, 2009

If you're looking for a laboratory where environmental and energy policy is being tested, look west toward California. Over the past several years, California's elected officials have enacted some of the strongest requirements to curb air pollution, create its own recipe for gasoline and transition to a new form of diesel fuel earlier than anywhere else in the country.

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congress  domestic-energy  energy  energy-costs  energy-policy  obama  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 11, 2009

Yesterday, API Chairman J. Larry Nichols told Congress that the Obama administration's $80 billion tax increase on America's oil and natural gas industry is based on myths and would result in less oil and natural gas for consumers, higher energy costs and kill jobs at a time when the nation's economy needs all the help it can get.

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access  domestic-energy  energy-policy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 10, 2009

Back in February, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that he was extending the public comment period for the Draft Proposed Program on Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) energy development. The comment period ends right around the corner--September 21, 2009--and at this time the Minerals Management Service (MMS) will analyze comments and make recommendations.

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access  domestic-energy  energy  energy-policy  energy-taxes  pricewaterhousecoopers  revenue  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 9, 2009

A new PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) study released today found that the U.S. oil and natural gas industry supports more than 9 million American jobs and makes significant economic contributions as an employer and purchaser of American goods and services. 

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demand  domestic-energy  energy  energy-citizen  energy-citizens  energy-costs  energy-policy  gasoline-prices  over-regulation  prices  waxman-markey  energy-outlook 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 8, 2009

Today, inspired by a New York Times weekend editorialEnergy Outlook blogger Geoff Styles discusses the Waxman-Markey climate bill and the legislation's potential impact on gasoline prices.

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energy  energy-citizens  energy-costs  over-regulation  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 4, 2009

We all know what Astroturf is on the gridiron, but what does it mean when it's applied to a series of very successful Energy Citizens rallies? 

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energy-citizens  over-regulation  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 4, 2009

Three more Energy Citizens rallies were held on Thursday, Sept. 3. About 200 people attended the rally in Richmond, Virginia; 300 participated in the rally in Chester, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia; and 750 showed up in Detroit, Michigan, which was far more than anticipated. 

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distribution  energy-policy  ethanol  fuel  gasoline-prices 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 3, 2009

A group that lobbies for ethanol wants consumers to know where their fuel come from, so it has asked Congress to require gasoline dealers to put labels on their pumps. According to The Hill, the ethanol group Growth Energy believes that consumers won't like where some of their fuel originates and are likely to prefer purchasing homegrown ethanol made from U.S. corn. 

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drilling  energy-citizens  energy-policy  offshore-drilling  technology  drillship 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 2, 2009

BP has announced a so-called "giant" oil discovery in the ultra-deep waters of the Gulf Mexico that might contain more than 3 billion barrels of oil. The discovery was made at the Tiber Prospect, which is about 250 miles southeast of Houston. As reported by Bloomberg, the well is the world's deepest exploratory well, drilled down to 35,055 feet, a distance that's greater than the height of Mount Everest.

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