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Painful Outcome Predicted

cra  cra international  energy  energy policy  energytomorrow  new mexico  new mexico  ohio  over regulation  waxman-markey bill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 21, 2009

Two more CRA International studies have been released, citing the likely economic impact of the Waxman-Markey bill. They show that the bill, if enacted, would reduce the number of jobs and lower purchasing power in both Ohio and New Mexico. 

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12,000 Feet Under the Sea

chevron  domestic energy  domestic resources  drillship  energy  gulf of mexico  offshore drilling  technology  technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 14, 2009

Yesterday, Chevron U.S.A. Inc. announced that the Discoverer Clear Leader--an ultra-deepwater drillship newly built to Chevron's specifications--has begun work in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico, allowing Chevron to expand its search for new domestic sources of energy. 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 87 - Hurricane Preparedness

energy  gulf of mexico  hurricane preparedness  hurricanes  katrina  oil pipelines  fuel supply  gustav  hurricane season 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 4, 2009

In this week's episode, I talk with Al Mannato, fuels issues manager at API, about how the oil and natural gas industry plans to continue supplying fuels to the United States in the aftermath of hurricanes. 

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A Positive Step Forward

access  congress  energy  energy bill  energy policy  gulf of mexico  offshore drilling  energy independence and security act of 2007 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted June 17, 2009

Today, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 15 to 8 to approve an energy bill that would open part of the Eastern Gulf of Mexico for additional oil and natural gas leasing and clarify ambiguous language included in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. This language--as originally written--could have prohibited federal agencies from using transportation fuels derived from Canadian oil sands.

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A Political Cliffhanger

access  domestic drilling  domestic energy  energy  energy policy  gulf of mexico  offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 12, 2009

As API President and CEO Jack Gerard noted a couple of days ago, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 13-10 on Tuesday to open the eastern Gulf of Mexico to oil and natural gas development.

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Dorgan Amendment: A Win for the Nation's Economy and Energy Security

access  domestic drilling  domestic energy  energy  energy policy  gulf of mexico 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted June 10, 2009

Yesterday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 13 to 10 in favor of opening the Eastern Gulf of Mexico for additional oil and natural gas leasing.

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Did You Know It's Hurricane Season?

offshore drilling  hurricanes  hurricane preparedness  gulf of mexico  energy iq  energy  drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 2, 2009

There are 3,800 oil and natural gas production platforms and 74 operating drilling rigs in the federal, hurricane-prone waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 82 - Hurricane Preparedness for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

energy  energy policy  gulf coast  gulf of mexico  hurricane preparedness  hurricanes  offshore drilling  podcast  coast 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 26, 2009

In this week's episode, I talk with Tim Sampson, manager for exploration and production at API, and Roland Goodman, manager of upstream standards at API, about how the oil and natural gas industry prepares for storms during hurricane season.

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Blogger Conference Call: "Chevron Exploration in the Gulf of Mexico"

chevron  deepwater  domestic energy  energy  exploration  gulf of mexico  offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 20, 2009

Last week, I had the pleasure of hosting 15 bloggers on a conference call about the challenges of deepwater exploration and the impact of these projects on the U.S. economy.

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Offshore Energy Supports Conservation, Outdoor Recreation

offshore energy  conservation  revenue  gulf of mexico 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 1, 1

Offshore energy development works for the states – all of them. The U.S. Interior Department announced this week that $61.6 million in revenues from offshore oil and natural gas will be distributed to all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia for grants that support conservation and outdoor recreation projects.

You don’t have to be a coastal state, you don’t have to be a producing state. Under the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA), everyone benefits from offshore natural gas and oil revenues earmarked for Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants. 

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