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Gasoline Prices Explained

crude oil  gasoline prices  prices  gas prices primer 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 12, 2010

Which commodities post their prices on very large signs on U.S. street corners? 

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Climate Concerns Delay Onshore Leases

blm  domestic energy  energy policy  epa  ghg emissions  greenhouse gas emissions  onshore 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 12, 2010

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is delaying an April 13 oil and natural gas lease sale covering 91,000 acres in Montana, and North and South Dakota to study energy development's climate impact. The decision follows a legal settlement we mentioned in March, in which environmentalists challenged the lease sale under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

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Shale Gas is a "Big Deal"

climate legislation  conoco phillips  domestic energy  energy policy  natural gas  natural gas from shale  natural gas supply 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 9, 2010

A "big deal." That's how Energy Secretary Steven Chu described shale gas at a conference this week, adding that "gas will be the transition fuel as we go to renewables." (NGI's Daily Gas Price Index

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Rank Your Top Energy Issues on Facebook

congress  energy policy  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 8, 2010

As we've mentioned before on this blog, API has built an expanded social media presence on platforms including TwitterYouTubeFacebook and Flickr

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Higher Taxes Harm U.S. Energy Production

domestic energy  energy policy  energy taxes  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 8, 2010

As J. Hunt Perkins points out in a Lexington Herald-Leader op-ed, there's something wrong with an energy policy that promotes offshore drilling but at the same time, proposes to place higher taxes on the oil and the natural gas industry.

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Crude Oil Prices Up

crude oil  crude oil prices  gasoline prices  prices  rhetoric vs reality  gasoline price factors 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 7, 2010

Crude oil prices stood at $86.84 per barrel when the market closed yesterday, marking their highest level since October 2008.

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Environmentalists Should Support Offshore Drilling

domestic energy  efficiency  ghg emissions  greenhouse gas emissions  offshore drilling  offshore platforms 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 7, 2010

Eric Smith, a professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara, is calling on his "fellow environmentalists to reassess their stand on offshore oil."

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 104 - Obama's Offshore Drilling Announcement: A Step in the Right Dir

domestic energy  offshore drilling  outer continental shelf  technology innovation  virginia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 6, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Erik Milito, API's group director of upstream and industry operations, about President Obama's plan to open areas on the Outer Continental Shelf for offshore drilling. Erik says this is a step in the right direction, and explains how opening even more areas offshore could benefit the economy. 

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Perdido Produces "First Oil"

deepwater drilling  domestic energy  offshore drilling  offshore platform  perdido  technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 5, 2010

On the same day President Obama announced his offshore drilling plan, Shell announced that it "smashed the water depth record for an offshore oil drilling and production by over 50%" by starting oil production at its Perdido platform

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