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On Energy - Sitting Still

deepwater drilling  domestic energy  energy policy  gasoline  gulf of mexico  moratorium  offshore drilling  permitorium 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 1, 2011

Energy isn't easy. It isn't easy to produce the affordable, abundant, safe, and secure energy our nation needs today; and it certainly isn't easy to put the policies in place to ensure that we can continue that production in the future. However, there is one thing that is easy; telling everyone what they want to hear, while actually doing nothing. And a review of recent developments indicates that some politicians are trying to protect their jobs by adopting conflicting or incoherent positions that threaten the jobs of others:

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API to White House: Long Term Solutions Require Short Term Leadership

deepwater drilling  domestic energy  energy policy  gas prices  gasoline prices  government revenue  Jack Gerard  president obama 

Jack Gerard

Jack Gerard
Posted March 11, 2011

Editors Note: Earlier today, American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Jack Gerard responded to President Obama's press conference on the administration's energy policy options which failed to address the most important energy challenges facing our nation.

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Judge Orders Interior to Act on More Drilling Permits

access  boemre  boemre  deepwater drilling  domestic energy  gulf of mexico  interior department  offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 2, 2011

The Interior Department isn't off the legal hook yet. Although it finally issued one deepwater drilling permit this week after months of delays, U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman has ordered it to act on two more permit applications, raising the total number to seven. 

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Industry meets final requirement for drilling to resume

deepwater drilling  domestic energy  energy policy  gulf of mexico  offshore drilling  boem 

Jack Gerard

Jack Gerard
Posted February 17, 2011

The U.S. oil and natural gas industry has completed the final requirement necessary to return to production in the Gulf, with today's news that the industry-led Marine Well Containment Company had completed testing.

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