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Diesel Vehicles Cleaner Than Ever

air quality  diesel  diesel vehicles  domestic energy  efficiency  emissions  energy policy  environmental protection agency  fuel  gasoline  technology innovation  ultra-low sulfur diesel  clean diesel  diesel exhaust fluid  emission requirements  trucks  ulsd diesel cars 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 25, 2010

Did you know that today's diesel-powered light-duty vehicles must meet the same stringent emission requirements as gasoline-powered models? 

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New Gas Plays Hold Promise

domestic energy  fracking  hydraulic fracturing  natural gas  ohio  onshore  pennsylvania  technology innovation  utica shale  virginia  west virginia  mit 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 8, 2010

Interest is rising in a relatively new natural gas discovery called the Utica Shale. It lies beneath the Marcellus Shale and stretches from Canada's Quebec Province through Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, western Virginia and into West Virginia. 

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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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Insertion Tube Siphons Oil from Deepwater Horizon Well

bp  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  insertion tube  oil collection system  spill cleanup  spill response  technology innovation  cofferdam  containment dome 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 17, 2010

BP succeeded yesterday in connecting a 4" pipe to the broken riser to siphon oil and gas from the leaking Macondo well a mile beneath the Gulf of Mexico's surface. 

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The Benefits of Royalty Relief

deepwater drilling  domestic energy  energy policy  offshore drilling  royalties  technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 21, 2010

Two new studies commissioned by API illustrate the benefits of the 1995 Deep Water Royalty Relief Act. As we explained on Monday, the act purposefully created financial incentives for drilling in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and it led to new technologies and huge investments in the production of domestic oil and natural gas.

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Advanced Drilling Technology Boosts CA Production

domestic energy  efficiency  exxon  exxonmobil  offshore drilling  offshore technology  technology innovation  offshore drilling in california  santa ynez 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 19, 2010

ExxonMobil reports that it has completed the world's longest well from an existing offshore fixed platform drilling rig. 

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Don't Mess with Success

deepwater drilling  domestic energy  earnings  edward markey  energy policy  Jack Gerard  offshore drilling  technology innovation  windfall profits  deepwater drilling technology  deepwater royalty relief act  offshore drilling in gulf  perdido 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 19, 2010

Many people in Washington and New York apparently have short memories. A case-in-point is the Deepwater Royalty Relief Act, which was passed during the Clinton Administration to encourage energy companies to develop oil and natural gas in the deep waters of the Gulf of the Mexico.

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Trip to Perdido

deepwater drilling  domestic energy  drilling  gulf of mexico  offshore drilling  perdido  technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 15, 2010

A few days ago, Shell's new oil platform Perdido began producing "first oil" in the Gulf of Mexico. To get a better understanding of the technology and engineering required to produce oil from the deep waters of the Gulf, take a look at this video

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