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A Lack of Progress

domestic drilling  energy  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  offshore drilling  outer continental shelf 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 15, 2009

Virginia Delegate Chris Saxman--a featured speaker at the Richmond Energy Citizens rally--authored an op-ed in today's Richmond Times-Dispatch highlighting the one-year anniversary of lifting the Congressional OCS moratorium and the continued lack of progress on offshore energy development.

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A Self-Destructive Pattern

domestic drilling  earnings  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  offshore drilling  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 13, 2009

U.S. oil and natural gas drilling rose slightly in the third quarter of 2009, but it still was quite sluggish. "API's Quarterly Well Completion Report: Third Quarter" showed that total well completions rose 10.2 percent from the second quarter of this year, but the total number of wells and dry holes was down 46 percent from 2008's third quarter.

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Op-ed: Offshore oil production will help Florida and America

domestic drilling  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 13, 2009

An op-ed in last week's Osceola News Gazette by Florida state representative Mike Horner discussed the importance of domestic oil and natural gas production, and how production could bring additional revenues, thousands of well-paying jobs, and greater energy security to Florida and our nation.

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 91 - THUMS Islands Location Tour

access  domestic access  domestic drilling  domestic energy  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  energytomorrow radio  natural gas  offshore drilling  technology innovation  thums islands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 6, 2009

This week's episode focuses on a recent tour of the THUMS Islands, a group of four manmade islands in California's Long Beach Harbor, where oil and natural gas are produced. The episode also features sound bites from Frank Komin, president of Occidental Petroleum, and Charlie Plant, production manager of White Island. 

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Royalty Relief Works

deepwater royalty relief act  domestic energy  energy policy  energy production  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  mms  offshore drilling  royalties  royalty payments 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 5, 2009

The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to consider an extremely important Fifth Circuit decision on royalty relief. This adds finality to the Fifth Circuit's unanimous decision that Congress, when it passed the Deepwater Royalty Relief Act, provided royalty relief based on volume, not price. 

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An Unacceptable Situation

access  climate bill  climate change bill  climate legislation  domestic access  domestic drilling  domestic energy  energy policy  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  kerry-boxer  offshore drilling  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 2, 2009

Thank you to my friend and fellow blogger James for allowing us to feature his commentary here. This was originally posted at his own blog, Observations

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Stop Delaying; Drill Now

access  domestic access  domestic drilling  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 1, 2009

One year ago, the 30-year old ban on offshore drilling along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts expired, opening the opportunity for the United States to drill for more of its own oil and natural gas. What has happened since then to make America more energy self-sufficient?

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Riviera of the West

domestic energy  government revenue  offshore drilling  technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 28, 2009

Architect Joesph Linesch (1924-1996) had a vision for Long Beach, California--to become the Riviera of the West, a nearly fantasy-like harbor rivaling the buildings and landscapes he designed for Disneyland and Epcot Center. Between 1965 and 1968, he created structures and landscaping that make the oil production facilities here look like a high-end condominium complex

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Resource-Rich Real Estate

california  domestic energy  offshore drilling  technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 25, 2009

Thursday was another gorgeous day in Long Beach, with blue skies and a pleasant breeze blowing along the harbor. At Lighthouse Point, children picnicked with their families while fishermen on a nearby pier caught croakers for supper. At the docks, you could hear seals barking at the Aquarium of the Pacific as tourists returned to shore on boats offering whale watching tours. 

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Traveling to THUMS

access  domestic energy  offshore drilling  technology innovation  thums islands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 24, 2009

No one likes to watch sausage being made, but most of us enjoy sausage. That seems to be the case with oil and natural gas, too. The vast majority of Americans enjoy the benefits afforded by these energy-rich fuels, but some Americans would prefer not to see how they are produced. 

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