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Oil Spill Probe: Dollars Did Not Trump Safety

blowout preventer  bop  bp  congress  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  halliburton  interior department  macondo well  oil leak  oil spill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 9, 2010

The lead investigator for the presidential panel examining the Deepwater Horizon accident yesterday said he has found no evidence that anyone involved in the Macondo well took shortcuts to save money. 

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Protecting U.S. Economic Interests

alternative energy  china  domestic energy  renewable energy  alternative energy technologies  business roundtable  edward markey  trade 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 8, 2010

An international coalition of business groups has asked the Group of 20 leaders to reach consensus encouraging the global trade of rare earth minerals. The minerals are used in cell phones, cars, alternative energy technologies, as well as in military hardware including smart bombs and sonar. (The New York Times) 

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Proposed Truck Regulations: 'An Empty Suit'

co2  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ghg  ghg emissions  greenhouse gas  greenhouse gas emissions  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 5, 2010

In another example of overreaching, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have joined forces to produce the first ever greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and fuel economy standards for heavy-duty trucks and buses. 

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EPA and the Election

clean air act  congress  domestic energy  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ghg  ghg emissions  greenhouse gas  greenhouse gas emissions  obama administration  over regulation  ozone standard  senate 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 4, 2010

Pundits and reporters today are speculating on the election results' impact on proposed environmental regulations, including the future of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) plan to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the Clean Air Act. 

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Energy Development: The Key to Economic Growth

congress  domestic energy  energy policy  oil and natural gas industry 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 4, 2010

If the new Congress wants to put Americans back to work, it should take steps to encourage the domestic production of oil and natural gas.

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Pump Price Update

crude oil  crude oil demand  crude oil prices  economic growth  eia  energy information administration  energy prices  gasoline  gasoline prices  global demand  iea  international energy agency  oil demand  oil prices  prices 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 3, 2010

Are you planning a trip during the upcoming Thanksgiving Day holiday? For those of us in the Washington, D.C. area, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the single busiest day on surrounding highways during the entire year. 

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Natural Gas: PA Prospers, NY Delays Development

domestic energy  energy resources  energy supply  government revenue  natural gas  new york  pennsylvania  bradford county  susquehanna county 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 2, 2010

The United States is blessed with an abundance of clean-burning natural gas. It provides fuel for industry, power for heating, and chemicals for plastics, medicines and a wide variety of consumer products, such bicycle helmets and hospital supplies, that make Americans safer, healthier, and more comfortable. At the current rate of consumption, it's estimated that the United States has enough natural gas to last about 100 years.

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Michigan Basin Lease Sale

domestic energy  horizontal drilling  leasing  michigan  encana  utica shale  oil and natural gas  revenue 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 2, 2010

The State of Michigan held a lease auction last week, in which leases for nearly 274,000 acres of state lands were awarded to the highest bidders for oil and natural gas development. The sale raised $9.65 million in bonus bids on top of the $178 million offered for leases during the very competitive May 2010 sale. 

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Brazil's Libra: Largest Oil Field in the Americas in Decades

brazil  chevron  crude oil  deepwater drilling moratorium  domestic energy  energy information administration  energy policy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  interior department  oil industry  cantarell field  libra oil field  petrobas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 1, 2010

Brazil says its deepwater Libra oil field could hold as much as 15 billion barrels of oil, making it the biggest crude oil discovery in the Americas since Mexico discovered the Cantarell field in 1976. 

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The Deepwater Horizon Investigation and API's Standards

deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  interior department  offshore drilling  oil spill  safety standards  pipeline safety  well construction 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 29, 2010

When investigators try to determine exactly what transpired prior to any accident, a portion of their research boils down to two key questions: "What did you know, and when did you know it?" 

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