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Oil & Gas Development on Federal Lands and Waters

gulf of mexico  federal lands  energy development  domestic energy  access 

Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted March 19, 2012

The White House had a post up last week with some numbers on production of oil and natural gas on America’s public lands and offshore waters.

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EPA Needs to Fix Air Emissions Proposal

access  epa  fracking  hydraulic fracturing  natural gas  air emissions 

Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted March 15, 2012

EPA's proposed rules for the oil and natural gas sector, which address sources of air emissions including those associated with hydraulic fracturing, are due to be finalized in the first week of April. The rules are important because they would over time affect hundreds of thousands of natural gas development operations.

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On Power and Fuel

energy reality  gasoline prices 

Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted March 12, 2012

"If (when?) battery technology leaps forward to make hybrid or electric vehicles a significant share of the market, then electricity and its sources will begin to act as significant substitutes for gasoline and diesel fuel. At that point R&D to reduce the cost of solar power, wind power, nuclear power, hydro power, and natural gas power could start to affect the price at the pump enough for you to notice. But until then fuel and electric power are for all practical purposes separate issues, and when an elected official’s response to high fuel prices is more research on or subsidies for some form of electric power production, he is either confused or misleading you. More from the EIA here.

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Hello from the Hawkeye State

domestic energy  energy  iowa 

Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted August 13, 2011

Hello from the Hawkeye State.

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Energy Today - July 8, 2011

domestic energy  energy policy  energy today 

Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted July 8, 2011

API chief economist John Felmy and Seth Hanlon at the Center for American Progress discuss whether Washington should remove oil subsidies to reduce the deficit.

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Energy Today - July 7, 2011

domestic energy  energy policy  energy today 

Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted July 7, 2011

With 9.1% unemployment and gasoline prices in the stratosphere, President Obama must sometimes wish that some big corporation would suddenly show up and offer a shovel-ready, multibillion-dollar project to create 100,000 jobs and reduce U.S. reliance on oil from dictatorships.

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Energy Today - July 6, 2011

energy today 

Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted July 6, 2011

Fueled in large part by the booming oil and natural gas industry, Oklahoma's economy continues to expand at an accelerating pace, with gross receipts for June outpacing the same month last year by more than 15 percent, state Treasurer Ken Miller said Tuesday.

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Energy Today - July 1, 2011

energy today 

Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted July 1, 2011

Market Tinkering or Shoddy Reporting?: Times' editors present this story as an independent investigation, as blowing the top off a conspiracy of silence from natural gas "insiders."

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Energy Today - June 30, 2011

energy today 

Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted June 30, 2011

Twenty years ago, the Barnett Shale in North Texas was virtually unknown.

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Energy Today - June 29, 2011

energy today 

Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted June 29, 2011

The Obama administration has come under criticism for its decision to drain 30 million barrels from the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve, purportedly in an effort to address Libya's unrest and ease prices at the pump.

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