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Bruce Allen Says Offshore Production Is Good for the Environment

access  california  domestic energy  offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 26, 2010

Bruce Allen, a physicist from Santa Barbara, California, is a man on a mission. As co-founder of SOS California (Stop Oil Seeps California), he came to Washington this week to deliver a message that he believes could change the debate over offshore energy development

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Chevron: Offshore Energy is a Win for America

chevron  domestic energy  energy policy  offshore drilling  rhetoric vs reality 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 19, 2010

It's time to add some common sense to the debate over offshore energy development. The benefits are obvious: More domestic energy, more jobs, a much needed boost to the economy without depending on government spending, improved U.S. energy security, and fewer U.S. dollars being sent overseas to purchase oil from other countries. At a time when the unemployment rate continues to hover just below 10 percent and American families are worried about their futures, now is the time to open more areas to energy development. 

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Shorter Leases Could Lead to Less U.S. Energy

domestic energy  energy policy  leasing  offshore drilling  technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 12, 2010

The Interior Department's Minerals Management Service (MMS) yesterday announced that it is shortening the lease terms for many offshore Gulf of Mexico oil and natural gas prospects. In a statement, MMS announced it would offer leases to energy companies in March, but that the leasing periods would be reduced from ten years to seven years for leases in depths of 800 to 1,600 meters. Three-year extensions could be made available to drillers who begin a well during the initial leasing term. 

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More on Virginia's Quest to Explore for Oil and Gas

domestic energy  offshore drilling  virginia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 8, 2010

API is closed today due to the weather. The heavy snowfall has made travel - including commuting - to and from the nation's capital extremely difficult and even dangerous. Today, I'm working from a remote location where I have heat, electricity and connectivity, making me much more fortunate than many of my colleagues who live in areas with downed trees and power lines. 

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Bloggers on the State of the Union

domestic energy  energy policy  energy reality  obama administration  offshore drilling  state of the union 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 29, 2010

The President's remarks about oil and natural gas development during the State of the Union speech Wednesday triggered many thoughtful--and thought-provoking--comments from bloggers around the country.

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Pattern of Delay Continues

domestic energy  drilling  energy development  energy policy  interior department  natural gas  offshore drilling  oil drilling  interior and seismic tests 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 27, 2010

Every credible projection of future U.S. energy demand through 2030 predicts that this nation will need more energy in the coming years, including more oil and natural gas. How is the administration addressing this need? 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 99 - Military Ops and Energy Coexist

access  domestic energy  military  offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 26, 2010

In today's episode, I speak with Col. Marty Sullivan about energy and military operations coexisting in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Col. Sullivan is president of the Commonwealth Consulting Corporation, which just completed a study commissioned by Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) on proposed offshore oil exploration in the Eastern Gulf and its impact on training missions.

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