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World Asking for U.S. Leadership on Energy

crude oil  crude oil supplies  energy exports  lng exports 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 2, 2014

Reuters reports that Washington is hearing from more allies who want the U.S. to lift its ban on crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining the European Union in pressing the case for U.S. oil. Reuters:

South Korean President Park Geun-hye told a visiting U.S. delegation of lawmakers on the House of Representatives energy committee on Aug. 11 that tapping into the gusher of ultra-light, sweet crude emerging from places like Texas and North Dakota was a priority, the lawmakers said. One of South Korea's leading refiners has opened discussions with the government in Seoul over how to encourage Washington to open the taps, three sources in South Korea with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Mexico is also eagerly awaiting word from the U.S. Department of Commerce on possible shipments and the EU wants U.S. oil and natural gas exports covered by a proposed trade agreement with Washington, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

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Keystone XL Opponents Running Out of New Ideas

keystone xl pipeline  canadian oil sands  crude oil supplies 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted August 13, 2014

Ever since the Keystone XL pipeline first started clearing environmental reviews by the U.S. State Department, opponents basically have been left with arguing that State missed one thing or another in an effort to drag out the federal review. Of course, the credibility of the tactic has suffered evaporation with each successful State review, now five in all.

That’s the context for the latest bid to undercut State’s thorough analysis – an analysis that claims that State underestimated Keystone XL’s emissions impact by failing to consider that the pipeline would increase supply and drive down global prices leading to increased demand (and emissions).

The economic foundation is suspect, as Alberta University Professor Andrew Leach writes in an article for MacLean’s, here.

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EIA Energy 2014 and Beyond

oil and natural gas development  energy supplies  eia  iea  increased access  energy exports 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted July 15, 2014

A couple of highlights from the first day of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) annual energy conference, both of which can be used to underscore the need for policies that help sustain and grow America’s energy revolution.

First, International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven suggested exuberance over the U.S. energy boom has risks because energy security is more than just ample supply:

“In periods of abundance we must challenge ourselves with questions. And so I ask you, is your energy security as security as you or I think? … Energy security is about much more than supply. … Although things look bright at first sight, there’s no time for complacency.”

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Mansfield, PA and the Marcellus Shale

domestic energy  energy  energy supplies  pennsylvania  mansfield 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 12, 2011

The village of Mansfield in Tioga County, Penn., describes itself as a "quaint, Victorian town lined with cozy cafes, antique shops, and farmers' markets...nestled in the picturesque mountains of North Central Pennsylvania." Its name is derived from Asa Mann, who cleared the forest on his estate and laid out the town on "Mann's field" in 1804. 

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The Enormous Potential of PA's Marcellus Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing

access  domestic energy  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  fracking  fracking fluids  hydraulic fracturing  pennsylvania  shale rock  fracturing fluids  marcellus shale coalition  pittsburgh  water supplies 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 19, 2010

Pennsylvania appears to be having a knee-jerk reaction to a commonly-used process to produce natural gas from shale rock formations. In the past few days, the outgoing governor has imposed a ban on all new natural gas drilling on public lands, and Pittsburgh's City Council has passed a bill to ban drilling within the city limits.

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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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The Peak Oil Dilemma

deepwater drilling moratorium  deepwater moratorium  department of defense  department of defense  domestic energy  energy  energy demand  energy policy  energy taxes  moratorium  oil and natural gas  oil demand  oil prices  oil supplies  peak oil  shallow-water drilling  oil supply 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 8, 2010

Few issues are as complicated and perplexing as Peak Oil. The study of this concept crosses into several disciplines--geology, sociology, engineering, and physics to name a few--and each is able to address only a part of the global dilemma that could be caused by rapidly dwindling oil supplies. 

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