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Blogger Conference Call - Oil Sands Development and the Keystone XL

canadian oil sands  distribution  domestic energy  energy policy  keystone xl  keystone xl pipeline  oil sands  oil sands development 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 20, 2011

On Thursday, June 16, API hosted bloggers for a conference call to discuss the economic benefits of oil sands development and the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Blogger Conference Call - ExxonMobil Earnings and Taxes

domestic energy  earnings  energy policy  energy taxes  exxonmobil  industry earnings  oil and natural gas industry  section 199  tax policy  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 10, 2011

API co-hosted a blogger conference call with ExxonMobil yesterday to discuss the company's first quarter earnings and energy tax policies. Ken Cohen, ExxonMobil's vice president of public and government affairs, and Jaime Spellings, ExxonMobil's general tax counsel, broke down the company's profits and spoke to misperceptions about the current tax code

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Blogger Conference Call - Industry Earnings and Public Pension Plan Ownership

domestic energy  earnings  economic growth  industry earnings  oil earnings  pension funds  pension plans  pensions  technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 29, 2011

If you're a regular reader of the EnergyTomorrow blog posts, you've noticed that we've been focusing on a new study this week that quantifies the contributions of oil and natural gas industry stock to state pension plans.

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ETR 130 - The Oil and Natural Gas Industry's Contribution to State Pension Plans

401k  finance  industry earnings  investments  michigan  missouri  ohio  pennsylvania  pension plans  pensions  retirees  stocks 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 27, 2011

A new report conducted on behalf of API by Robert Shapiro of Sonecon, LLC, examines the financial impact of investments in oil and natural gas companies on the overall performance of the two largest public employee pension funds in each of four states - Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The data shows these investments sharply out-performed the funds' other assets.

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Keystone Pipeline: The Sooner, the Better

canadian oil sands  domestic energy  economic growth  energy policy  gas prices  government revenue  keystone xl  keystone xl pipeline  oil sands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 21, 2011

There's no doubt that American consumers will continue to need oil and natural gas in the years ahead. All credible energy forecasts, including those by the federal government, make that point quite clearly.

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Capping Stack: A Positive Outcome from a Tragic Accident

deepwater horizon  domestic energy  energy iq  gulf of mexico  offshore operations  oil spill  safety standards  spill response  technology innovation  department of the interior  oil spill containment 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 18, 2011

It looks like a child's toy gyroscope on steroids, and it has the technology necessary to stop the flow from a well blowout on the ocean floor. It's the capping stack developed and built by a consortium of oil companies in response to the unprecedented Deepwater Horizon disaster that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico a year ago. 

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Update on Oil and Gasoline Prices

crude oil  energy iq  gas prices  prices  rhetoric vs reality  aaa 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 15, 2011

Wondering about the factors that cause the fluctuations in global oil and gasoline prices? News articles that have appeared over the past several days attribute the climb to instability in the Middle East, the decline in the dollar's value, and growing demand in China and India. A couple of days ago, Bill O'Reilly of the O'Reilly Factor once again blamed oil companies, asserting that they can raise prices at will. With all due respect to O'Reilly, it's clear that he doesn't understand how the markets work. 

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Shale Gas Emissions Study: Garbage In, Garbage Out

coal  fracking  greenhouse gas emissions  hydraulic fracturing  hydrofracking  methane  rhetoric vs reality  carbon dioxide emissions  carbon emissions  co2  eid  energy in depth  methane emissions  natural gas pipelines 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 13, 2011

Calling it "an annual rite of spring," Energy In Depth (EID) debunks the latest Cornell "study" on emissions from shale gas development. Although the study got the attention of The New York Times and other major publications, EID points out on its blog that this isn't the first time that Cornell University Professor Robert Howarth has issued studies or abstracts alleging that shale gas production, especially the process of hydraulic fracturing, emits more methane than previously thought. His goal: casting a pall on the environmental benefits of using clean-burning natural gas. 

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Hydraulic Fracturing Information Online

domestic energy  energy iq  environmental protection agency  horizontal drilling  hydraulic fracturing  hydrofracking  technology innovation  fracfocus  ground water protection council  gwpc 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 11, 2011

Looking for information about hydraulic fracturing? The Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) launched their new joint website today to respond to concerns about the chemicals used in fracturing operations. It's called FracFocus and can be found here. 

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A Clean, Green Non Sequitur

domestic energy  eia  energy information administration  permitorium  wind power 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 8, 2011

"These are not your father's windmills," President Obama said this week during a visit to the Gamesa wind turbine plant outside Philadelphia. "This is the future of American energy." (italics added)

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