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E15 Causes Equipment Failures, Says DOE Study

department of energy  domestic energy  e10  e15  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ethanol  fuel blends  gasoline  gasoline pumps 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 17, 2010

In comments filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), API today revealed that a Department of Energy (DOE)-funded study shows the vast majority of existing gasoline pumps will fail if used to dispense E15. 

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The Court Denies a Motion, but the Battle Rages On

energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ghg  ghg emissions  greenhouse gas emissions  greenhouse gases  over regulation  greenhouse gas regulations 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 13, 2010

A federal appeals court has rejected a motion for a partial stay of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations, clearing the way for the rules to take effect on Jan. 2.

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EPA Seeks Delay for New Ozone Rules

energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ghg  greenhouse gas  greenhouse gas emissions  over regulation  ozone standard  ozone regulations 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 8, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today asked the court for permission to delay completion of its new ozone standard in order to seek more information from the Clean Air Science Advisory Center (CASAC). The CASAC recommended a more stringent ozone standard than the current 0.075 parts per million (ppm) imposed during the Bush Administration. EPA has been considering a standard in the 0.060-0.070 ppm range.

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EPA's GHG Regulations Should Be Delayed

clean air act  congress  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  greenhouse gas emissions  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 2, 2010

In mid-November, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took another step toward its plan to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from stationary sources starting Jan. 2. It issued documents, commonly known as the Best Available Control Technology (BACT) guidance, for state and local permitting programs charged with regulating GHG emissions under the Clean Air Act. 

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Don't Force-Feed E15 into the Marketplace

congress  coordinating research council  domestic energy  e10  e15  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ethanol  fuel blends  gasoline  gasoline blends  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 24, 2010

Here is a prime example of what can happen when Congress and the administration tamper with the free market system to impose their will on the American public. Simply put, their meddling can create major headaches for consumers. 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode - 122 A Milestone for ULSD Fuel

air quality  diesel  emissions  energy policy  environmental protection agency  fuel  gasoline  refinery  ulsd  vehicle  highway travel  oil industry tax rate  truck  ultra low sulfur diesel 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 23, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Patrick Kelly, API's policy advisor for downstream fuels issues, about the completion of the transition from low sulfur diesel to Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel for highway travel.

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The Enormous Potential of PA's Marcellus Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing

access  domestic energy  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  fracking  fracking fluids  hydraulic fracturing  pennsylvania  shale rock  fracturing fluids  marcellus shale coalition  pittsburgh  water supplies 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 19, 2010

Pennsylvania appears to be having a knee-jerk reaction to a commonly-used process to produce natural gas from shale rock formations. In the past few days, the outgoing governor has imposed a ban on all new natural gas drilling on public lands, and Pittsburgh's City Council has passed a bill to ban drilling within the city limits.

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Good Energy Policy Creates Jobs

congress  domestic energy  energy policy  environmental protection agency  obama administration 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 17, 2010

In a new interview, API's President and CEO Jack Gerard told Energy Guardian that the administration is pursuing policies that are at odds with the will of the American public. Pointing to the November election, he said, "Americans sent a very strong message to all of their elected officials that they want the focus to be on three top priorities: That's jobs, jobs, jobs." 

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EPA's GHG Refinery Guidance Comes Too Late

clean air act  domestic energy  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ghg  greenhouse gas emissions  greenhouse gas regulations  greenhouse gases  climate change policy  emission reductions 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 10, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today took two significant steps toward its proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations for stationary sources. It released guidance to help states and local permitting agencies implement controls on GHGs, and it issued "white papers" to refineries, power plants, pulp and paper mills and other industries outlining the Best Available Control Technologies (BACT) that can be used to reduce GHGs. 

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