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The Future of Offshore Drilling

deepwater horizon  energy reality  offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 4, 2010

In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon accident, one of the most often asked questions is: What does this mean for the future of offshore drilling? 

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Surgical Procedure by Robot Control

deepwater horizon  domestic energy  rovs  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 3, 2010

"This is like doing open-heart surgery at 5,000 feet in the dark with robot-controlled submarines," Lamar McKay, chairman and president of BP America, said this weekend as he described the complexity of stopping the oil leaks in the Gulf of Mexico. 

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Oil Spill Online Resources

deepwater horizon  spill response  oil spill prevention and response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 2, 2010

In effort to provide information to all Americans about oil spills and the ongoing response, here's a list of websites that might be useful:

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 106 - Gulf Oil Spill Response Technology

bp  deepwater horizon  spill response  energytomorrow radio 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 1, 2010

In today's episode, I interview API's Allison Nyholm, an oil spill response veteran, about the technologies used by the oil and natural gas industry to handle spills

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A History of Offshore Safety

deepwater horizon  offshore drilling  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 30, 2010

As southeasterly winds push oil into the Louisiana marshes today, several government agencies, the Navy, the oil and natural gas industry and wildlife experts are working to protect sensitive habitats. 

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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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Oil Spill Update

bp  deepwater horizon  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 29, 2010

An official from BP today indicated that the company is willing to accept help from the U.S. Department of Defense to fight the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP

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Energy Formations to Watch

bakken shale  domestic energy  eagle ford shale  horizontal drilling  hydraulic fracturing  hydro fracking  texas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 29, 2010

We've told you about the BakkenMarcellusHaynesvilleBossier, and other U.S. shale formations that are helping to provide much-needed domestic energy supplies. But have you heard of Eagle Ford

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Controlled Oil Burn Protects Shoreline

deepwater horizon  spill response  coast guard 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 28, 2010

The oil-spill response workers in the Gulf of Mexico are poised to conduct a controlled burn of the oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon well. Offshore burning can prevent oil from reaching shorelines.

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