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Domestic Oil Production Growth and Lower Net Imports

ethanol  imports  oil  renewables  rfs34 

Bob Greco

Bob Greco
Posted April 30, 2013

Imports of crude oil have decreased significantly over the past four years as the U.S. has become more self-reliant in meeting its energy needs domestically. In fact, as the graph below shows, from the beginning of 2008 through the end of 2012 net U.S. oil imports have declined by more than 1.3 million barrels per day (bpd) while domestic production has increased by almost 1.5 million bpd. In short, the increase in domestic production accounts for all of the reduction in imports and then some.

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About Ethanol – Just The Facts, Please

ethanol  renewables  renewable fuel standard 

Bob Greco

Bob Greco
Posted March 22, 2013

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has been circulating a video titled “40 Facts about Ethanol.”  The first items demonstrate the growth in ethanol production over the past few decades:

  • 1982 – A handful of small ethanol plants produce 350 million gallons of ethanol
  • 1992 – 39 ethanol plants produce 985 million gallons
  • 2002 – 66 ethanol plants in operation, producing 2.14 billion gallons
  • 2012 – 211 ethanol plants produce 13.3 billion gallons

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Oil and Natural Gas Industry Earnings in Perspective

alternative energy  domestic energy  earnings  energy  energy policy  energy taxes  government revenue  renewable energy  renewables 

Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted January 31, 2011

Over the next couple of weeks, oil and natural gas companies will be releasing their fourth quarter and 2010 year-end performance reports.

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Chevron's willyoujoinus Provides Outlet for Energy Discussion

alternative energy  alternatives  chevron  clean energy  domestic energy  energy  energy citizens  energy iq  energy policy  fossil fuels  green energy  renewable energy  renewables  solar  wind  alternative fuel 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 8, 2010

On this blog, we strive to provide an informative, timely and fair discussion about a variety of energy-related topics. In the spirit of those ideals, I recently came across another energy discussion forum on Chevron's website--willyoujoinus.com. 

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Making Clean Energy 'Profitable' - At Whose Expense?

alternative energy  domestic energy  energy legislation  energy policy  energy reality  fossil fuels  ghg emissions  green energy  obama  renewable energy  renewables  rhetoric vs reality  climate bill  climate legislation  energy and climate legislation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 30, 2010

Members of the U.S. Senate met with President Obama at the White House Tuesday to discuss next steps for energy and climate legislation. In a statement, the White House called the meeting "constructive" and released information about the president's comments: 

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An All-of-the-Above Energy Approach

domestic energy  energy policy  energy reality  fossil fuels  renewables 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 9, 2010

Today's debate over energy policy is often defined as an either/or proposition: Either the nation embraces and invests in renewables, or it continues to rely on fossil fuels such as oil and natural gas. 

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Recurring Themes

domestic access  drilling  energy  energy demand  energy policy  institute for 21st century energy  offshore technology conference  otc  renewables  solar  technology innovation  wind 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 6, 2009

Now that I've attended a few panel discussions here at the Offshore Technology Conference, it's abundantly clear that many of the speakers are in agreement over the issues that threaten America's ability to plan for a secure energy future.

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Wise Words from the OTC

domestic access  drilling  energy  energy demand  energy reality  offshore technology conference  otc  renewables  solar  technology innovation  wind 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 5, 2009

"It's just a matter of time before we must act on energy," said API President and CEO Jack Gerard when he met with reporters and bloggers yesterday at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston.

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