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Florida House Vote on Offshore Development

access  domestic access  domestic energy  energy  energy policy  florida  offshore drilling 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted May 1, 2009

This week the Florida House of Representatives voted overwhelming to pass a bill to authorize oil and natural gas development in Florida state waters.

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Take Action on the Issues

domestic access  domestic energy  energy issues  energy policy  energy tomorrow 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 30, 2009

We've recently added a new section to our Web site: the Action Center--which allows you to contact the administration and Congress and speak up on two very controversial energy issues:

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Offshore Technology Conference: May 4-7

domestic access  drilling  energy  offshore drilling  offshore technology conference  otc  technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 30, 2009

If you're into technology and mind-boggling engineering, you'll enjoy reading about our travels next week.

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EnergyTomorrow Radio: Episode 80 - American Clean Energy and Security Act

energy  energy policy  energy tomorrow  the heritage foundation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 29, 2009

In case you haven't noticed the links on the left sidebar of this blog, I want to call your attention to EnergyTomorrow Radio (ETR)--our biweekly podcast that addresses everything energy.

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Talk With Us

energy  energy policy  energytomorrow  technology 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 29, 2009

Welcome to the new Energy Tomorrow blog. I'm Jane Van Ryan, API's Senior Communications Manager for New Media, and I'm one of the people who will be contributing to the blog.

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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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LNG Exports, Growing U.S. Energy Opportunity

natural gas  lng exports  trade  us energy security  russia 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 1, 1

A couple of new data points from the government show the importance of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to America’s trading posture and its global energy security role as a growing supplier of natural gas. First, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that the U.S. exported more natural gas than it imported in three of the first five months of this year – February, April and May – which is historic since the U.S. has been a net importer (on an average annual basis) for nearly 60 years. In addition, EIA projects that the U.S. will be a net natural gas exporter for the year in 2017.

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Sound Policy Key to Ensuring Energy Security

us energy security  domestic production  federal leases  saudi arabia 

Dean Foreman

Dean Foreman
Posted January 1, 1

One of the great benefits of increased U.S. oil production over the past decade and a half is strengthened U.S. energy security – decreased reliance on foreign oil suppliers and insulation for American consumers against sudden price increases due to geopolitical events, such as last weekend’s attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities

Years ago, an episode like that could’ve caused serious alarm in the United States and globally. Yet, the apparent lack of significant or enduring oil price movement following last weekend’s attack shows the tremendous influence U.S. oil production has had on global markets. The same was true after missile attacks on Saudi facilities in 2019 (see here), which substantially reduced Saudi Arabia’s oil exports for a short period. Both events and their aftermath indicate that U.S. domestic production has largely mitigated the price volatility historically associated with serious geopolitical events.

Still, some cautions are in order. 

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