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Passion for America

climate bill  climate change  congress  energy citizens  energy policy  gasoline costs  nashville  over regulation  rally  waxman-markey bill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 26, 2009

When she was asked why she decided to attend the Energy Citizens rally in Nashville, the woman in the white sweater said simply, "passion." And Tonya Jones' passion showed when she got onto the stage and explained that she is a small business owner who can't afford the provisions in the House-passed climate bill

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Rockin' the Bakken

api monthly statistical report  bakken formation  demand  domestic energy  energy  gasoline  production 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 17, 2009

The Bakken formation is making a noticeable improvement in U.S. oil production. According to API's Monthly Statistical Report for May 2009, U.S. oil production climbed for the fifth straight month largely because of higher output from North Dakota's Bakken shale production.

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Gasoline Prices: It's the Fundamentals

crude oil  demand  diesel  domestic access  energy  energy policy  gasoline prices  prices  supply 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 16, 2009

Gasoline prices have risen to an average of $2.67 a gallon, the highest price in the past eight months. API's Chief Economist John Felmy and Statistics Manager Ron Planting attribute the price rise largely to what they call "market fundamentals"--the basic law of supply and demand.

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 83 - Current Energy Legislation

coal  energy  energy policy  gasoline prices  podcast  prices 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 9, 2009

In this week's episode, I talk with Kevin Book, a principal at ClearView Energy Partners, LLC, about energy legislation being considered in Congress. We also briefly discuss energy security issues and the recent rise in oil and gasoline prices.

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Diesel Fuel: Priced Lower than Gasoline for the First Time in Nearly Two Years

crude oil  demand  diesel fuel  diesel prices  energy  energy reality  gasoline  prices 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 1, 2009

When economists are asked why the price of fuel fluctuates, they often explain that price changes are due to the "market"--the interaction of all of the people around the world who buy and sell crude oil and fuels in the global marketplace. These buyers and sellers decide how much oil and oil products they are willing to buy or sell at a given price. Their decisions can be affected by several factors including weather, refinery operations, and geopolitical and economic conditions. The price of other commodities, such as wheat and corn, are determined in much the same way. I touched on these points a bit in last Friday's post.

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Prices at the Pump Explained

prices  gasoline prices  energy  crude oil 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 29, 2009

For Americans filling up at the pump, making sense of gasoline prices can be confusing. Here's a simple explanation: the price of crude oil is the main factor in determining the price of gasoline.

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What Do Baseball and Oil Have in Common?

pump price update  prices  gasoline prices  gasoline  energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 15, 2009

I like baseball. I particularly like the fact that baseball fans can quote statistics and recall spectacular games that occurred more than a century ago.

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Oil Demand Down

energy  energy demand  gasoline  imports  consumption 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 13, 2009

If you're looking for a key indicator to illustrate the weakness in the U.S. economy, just look at oil demand.

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