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Unemployment Up, Drilling Jobs Down

access  domestic energy  energy policy  ethanol  fuel blends  gulf of mexico  moratorium  obama administration  offshore drilling  renewable energy  unemployment  wind power  offshore rigs 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 3, 2010

There's more bad news on the economic front today. The official unemployment rate has climbed to 9.8 percent. An estimated 15 million Americans are out of work this holiday season. 

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A Walking Drilling Rig

domestic energy  energy production  north dakota  oil drilling  oil production  oil rig  onshore  technology  technology innovation  continental resource inc  drill site  drilling rigs  oil wells  walking drilling rig  walking rig 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 12, 2010

Did you know that drilling rigs can walk? At least this one can. It's the ECO-Pad being used by Continental Resources Inc. to drill for oil in North Dakota.

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Moratorium Is Lifted, Impacts Remain

access  deepwater drilling  deepwater drilling moratorium  department of the interior  domestic energy  drilling permits  drilling rigs  energy policy  gulf of mexico  moratorium  offshore drilling  oil spill  drilling regulations  gulf of mexico oil spill  shallow-water drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 13, 2010

After a months-long investigation, the Department of the Interior made the right decision and ended the deepwater drilling moratorium. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said it was "appropriate" to end the ban because safety measures have been strengthened and spill response capabilities have been improved. 

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VIDEO: Gerard Addresses Regulatory Changes on Platts Energy Week

deepwater drilling moratorium  deepwater horizon  energy policy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  Jack Gerard  regulations  oil rigs 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 11, 2010

On Sunday, API President and CEO Jack Gerard was a guest on WUSA's Platts Energy Week in Washington, D.C. During his interview, Gerard spoke about a variety of topics facing the oil and natural gas industry, including regulatory changes that are being considered by the Department of Interior following the Deepwater Horizon incident--and the potential economic impacts of those changes. 

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Landrieu: 'Lift the Moratorium'

deepwater rigs  domestic energy  energy policy  gulf of mexico  louisiana  moratorium  offshore drilling  oil jobs  oil rigs  shallow water drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 24, 2010

Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat from Louisiana, has taken the unusual step of blocking the confirmation of a Democratic administration's appointee. She says she will not allow a vote on Jack Lew, President Obama's choice for OMB director, until the offshore drilling moratorium is lifted. 

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Deepwater Rigs Pass Inspections

deepwater horizon  drilling rigs  technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 18, 2010

A few days after the Deepwater Horizon explosions and fire, Interior Sec. Ken Salazar ordered Minerals Management Service (MMS) personnel to inspect 30 deepwater drilling rigs and their blowout preventers (BOPs). 

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Voices in Support of Offshore Drilling

deepwater horizon  domestic energy  drilling  drilling rigs  energy demand  gulf oil spill  offshore drilling  offshore energy  offshore safety  spill response  drilling accident  drilling safety 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 13, 2010

A number of prominent voices in the energy debate are discussing the need for continued safe, environmentally responsible offshore oil and natural gas development. EIA estimates demonstrate that the United States will consume 14 percent more energy in 25 years, including alternatives, renewables and oil and natural gas. 

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