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American Drillers Rescued Chilean Miners

drilling  pennsylvania  chile  drill bit  miner rescue  miners  quecreek mine rescue 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 21, 2010

American ingenuity played a huge role in the rescue of the 33 miners in Chile. While the whole world watched, the miners were pulled from the copper mine through a 28-inch hole drilled by two small U.S. companies.

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Administration's Drilling Safety Rules Thrown Out

access  deepwater drilling moratorium  deepwater horizon  department of the interior  domestic energy  energy policy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  leasing  moratorium  offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 20, 2010

The federal judge who overturned the initial deepwater drilling moratorium has thrown out operational provisions issued in a notice to offshore operators after the Deepwater Horizon accident. 

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Is EPA Protecting Human Health?

air quality  energy policy  epa  air pollution  ozone standards 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 20, 2010

Whenever the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issues new regulations, it usually includes information about the impact on human health. 

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Doublespeak: The Un-Lifting of the Moratorium

access  boem  de facto moratorium  deepwater drilling moratorium  domestic energy  drilling permits  energy information administration  energy policy  moratorium  offshore drilling  oil and natural gas industry  oil production  shallow water drilling  new drilling regulations  new drilling rules 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 19, 2010

If you read the pronouncements coming from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM) these days, expect to be a little befuddled. Consider, for example, agency Director Michael Bromwich's comments in an Op-Ed on CNN's website. 

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China Invests in U.S. Oil and Gas

chesapeake energy corporation  china  de facto moratorium  domestic energy  drilling permits  energy  gulf of mexico  horizontal drilling  oil imports  texas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 18, 2010

China has overtaken the United States as the world's largest energy consumer, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The executive director of the IEA Nobuo Tanaka said last week, "Probably half of the oil demand increase comes from China." (Reuters) 

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Diesel Fuel Demand Up

crude oil  diesel  diesel fuel  economic recovery  gasoline  oil demand  consumer confidence  crude oil supplies  jet fuel 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 15, 2010

API Chief Economist John Felmy told reporters this morning that there is glimmer of hope that the economy might be improving. API's Monthly Statistical Report for September shows that U.S. demand for oil products grew last month, foreshadowing a shift from economic stagnation to recovery. 

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EPA and DOE: Ignoring the Science

coordinating research council  department of energy  domestic energy  e15  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ethanol  ethanol blends  fuel  fuel blends  gasoline  over regulation  e20  emissions control equipment 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 14, 2010

Yesterday's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) E15 news release is a classic example of Washington obfuscation. Although it appears to explain the agency's reasons for approving a new fuel blend consisting of 85 percent gasoline and 15 percent ethanol for 2007 and new vehicles, the news release very cleverly avoids many of the key considerations that should have been part of the E15 decision


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EPA Approves E15 Before Tests Are Complete

coordinating research council  domestic energy  e10  e15  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ethanol  ethanol blends  fuel blends  gasoline  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 13, 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today approved the use of E15, a fuel blend consisting of 85 percent gasoline and 15 percent ethanol, for 2007 and newer vehicles. The announcement, which had been hinted at for several weeks, prompted observers to wonder whether the agency has put politics--and the mid-term election--before science. 

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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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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode - 119 Oil's Impact on Economic Growth

domestic energy  peak oil  the oil drum  affordable energy  aspo  energy return on investment  eroi 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 12, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Dave Murphy, energy blogger for The Oil Drum about peak oil and the importance of affordable energy for economic growth. 

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