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Voters Support Offshore Drilling, Government Creates Obstacles

access  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  energy policy  energy production  offshore drilling  drilling operators 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 3, 2010

A new Rasmussen poll shows that support for offshore oil and natural gas development is holding steady despite the Deepwater Horizon accident. In a survey conducted July 22-23 via telephone, 56 percent of U.S. voters think offshore drilling should be allowed, and 47 percent favor deepwater drilling.

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Gasoline Demand Slips

crude oil  demand  domestic energy  domestic petroleum deliveries  gasoline  gasoline demand  oil  oil demand  prices  crude oil production  gasoline deliveries 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 23, 2010

Gasoline demand fell for the first six months of 2010, API reported today. According to the Monthly Statistical Report, U.S. gasoline deliveries (a key indicator of demand) averaged 8.88 million barrels per day, 0.6 percent lower than in the same period in 2009. 

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Rallying for Their Livelihoods

access  deepwater drilling moratorium  domestic energy  drilling ban  drilling jobs  energy policy  gulf energy production  gulf oil spill  offshore drilling  gulf drilling ban  louisiana oil drilling  louisiana oil rally  louisiana rally against moratorium  lsu center for energy studies 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 22, 2010

They showed up at Louisiana State University's (LSU) the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's (ULL) Cajundome in droves, an estimated 15,000 thousand people who decided to stand up and be counted. They were energy workers, housewives, fishermen, and small-business people united in their desire to get back to work.

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New Study: Marcellus Shale = 280K New Jobs, $6 Billion Revenue

domestic energy  hydraulic fracturing  marcellus  marcellus natural gas  marcellus production  natural gas  new york  penn state natural gas study  pennsylvania natural gas  west virginia  economic impacts of marcellus 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 21, 2010

Natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale could generate nearly $6 billion in government revenue, 280,000 new jobs and more than 18 billion cubic feet of clean-burning natural gas per day, according to a new study.

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The De Facto Moratorium

access  deepwater drilling moratorium  domestic energy  drilling ban  energy policy  gulf drilling ban  gulf energy production  gulf oil spill  mms  offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 20, 2010

It's been three months since the Deepwater Horizon accident, and finally one new offshore drilling project has been approved.

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New Estimates of the Moratorium's Economic Impact

access  deepwater drilling moratorium  domestic energy  drilling ban  energy policy  gulf drilling ban  gulf energy production  offshore drilling  oil company jobs  moodys moratorium report  oil industry jobs 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 20, 2010

Two separate studies indicate that tens of thousands of Gulf Coast jobs and billions of dollars in economic growth are likely to disappear as a result of the administration's deepwater drilling moratorium and the leaking well.

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North Dakota Oil Production = Breaking Records

bakken formation  domestic energy  north dakota  oil production  onshore  north dakota oil production  north dakota petroleum council 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 16, 2010

After months of mixed economic news and 9-10 percent unemployment, it's heartening to read about areas of the country that seem to be doing well.

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Three-Judge Panel Strikes Down Moratorium

access  deepwater drilling moratorium  domestic energy  drilling ban  energy policy  gulf drilling ban  gulf energy production  gulf oil spill  offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 9, 2010

A three-judge panel in New Orleans yesterday struck down the six-month deepwater drilling moratorium which had led to the layoff of thousands of Gulf Coast energy workers.

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The Painful Impact of an Offshore Drilling Ban

access  bp  deepwater drilling moratorium  domestic energy  drilling ban  energy policy  gulf drilling ban  gulf energy production  offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 2, 2010

Have you considered what could happen if the United States banned all offshore drilling? Today Gulf U.S. offshore oil and natural gas production accounts for more than 30 percent of the oil and 13 percent of natural gas produced in the United States every year. (EIA) If drilling were stopped by government edict over safety and environmental concerns, the results could be catastrophic. 

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