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ETR 130 - The Oil and Natural Gas Industry's Contribution to State Pension Plans

401k  finance  industry earnings  investments  michigan  missouri  ohio  pennsylvania  pension plans  pensions  retirees  stocks 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 27, 2011

A new report conducted on behalf of API by Robert Shapiro of Sonecon, LLC, examines the financial impact of investments in oil and natural gas companies on the overall performance of the two largest public employee pension funds in each of four states - Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The data shows these investments sharply out-performed the funds' other assets.

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Oil and Natural Gas Industry Earnings in Perspective

alternative energy  domestic energy  earnings  energy  energy policy  energy taxes  government revenue  renewable energy  renewables 

Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted January 31, 2011

Over the next couple of weeks, oil and natural gas companies will be releasing their fourth quarter and 2010 year-end performance reports.

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Second Quarter Oil Industry Earnings

earnings  oil company ownership  oil earnings  oil industry earnings  pensions  oil company earnings 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 29, 2010

Oil and natural gas companies have been reporting their second quarter earnings during the past several days. The companies' earnings vary greatly based on their business focus. 

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Energy Company Earnings

earnings  eia  oil company earnings 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 30, 2010

Publicly traded energy companies have been announcing their first-quarter earnings.

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Don't Mess with Success

deepwater drilling  domestic energy  earnings  edward markey  energy policy  Jack Gerard  offshore drilling  technology innovation  windfall profits  deepwater drilling technology  deepwater royalty relief act  offshore drilling in gulf  perdido 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 19, 2010

Many people in Washington and New York apparently have short memories. A case-in-point is the Deepwater Royalty Relief Act, which was passed during the Clinton Administration to encourage energy companies to develop oil and natural gas in the deep waters of the Gulf of the Mexico.

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Earnings: A Mixed Bag

earnings  oil companies  oil company earnings  revenue  downstream  upstream 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 6, 2009

Eighteen oil and natural gas companies had reported their third quarter 2009 earnings as of yesterday afternoon, and the results have been a mixed bag. Companies that focus on oil and natural gas production--also called the upstream sector of the business--experienced a better financial quarter than large integrated companies that have both upstream and downstream operations--refining and marketing. The companies that fared worst are in the downstream portion of the business, and some of them actually lost money. 

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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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