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Natural Gas' "Shale Gale"

domestic energy  energy demand  energy policy  horizontal drilling  hydraulic fracturing  natural gas  natural gas drilling  gas from shale 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 15, 2010

About 30 years ago, Kuwait's economic advisor in Washington predicted the United States would become dependent on the Middle East for natural gas supplies. 

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U.S. Energy Policy is 'Stuck in Neutral'

access  domestic energy  energy policy  leasing  offshore drilling  offshore energy  virginia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 12, 2010

Gov. Bob McDonnell set the tone for yesterday's Summit on Virginia's Energy Future when he strode to the podium and said, "Welcome to the energy capital of the East Coast." 

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Another Step Toward Offshore Drilling

access  domestic energy  energy policy  leasing  offshore drilling  offshore energy  virginia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 11, 2010

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed two bills yesterday to make his state the "Energy Capital of the East Coast." 

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Gasoline Prices Track Crude Oil Costs

crude oil prices  domestic energy  energy information administration  gasoline prices  oil demand  oil supply  prices 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 11, 2010

The average U.S. retail price for regular gasoline rose by 4.9 cents to $2.751 per gallon for the week ending March 8, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). This average price is higher than one year ago when the average pump price was 81 cents lower and crude oil costs were 88.9 cents a gallon lower.

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Pressure Increases to Stop the EPA GHG Regulations

air quality  clean air act  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  epa regulations  ghg emissions  greenhouse gas emissions  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 10, 2010

Two more letters were sent to Capitol Hill late this afternoon, asking Congress to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from moving forward with greenhouse gas regulations

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Natural Gas: 'An Unexpected Gift'

access  domestic energy  energy policy  energy reality  horizontal drilling  hydraulic fracturing  natural gas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 10, 2010

Many of the world's most knowledgeable energy experts are meeting in Houston this week at the 29th annual CERAWeek conference. CERAWeek is sponsored by IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates, Inc. to provide insight on the future of energy. 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 102 - Development off Virginia's Coast

domestic energy  energy policy  leasing  offshore drilling  virginia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 9, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Brett Vassey, president and CEO of the Virginia Manufacturers Association, about the state's energy summit scheduled for March 11 and the importance of accessing oil and natural gas resources off Virginia's coast.

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An All-of-the-Above Energy Approach

domestic energy  energy policy  energy reality  fossil fuels  renewables 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 9, 2010

Today's debate over energy policy is often defined as an either/or proposition: Either the nation embraces and invests in renewables, or it continues to rely on fossil fuels such as oil and natural gas. 

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Congress vs. EPA: A Contest Worth Watching

energy policy  epa  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 5, 2010

Pressure is mounting against the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) bid to regulate greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) under the Clean Air Act. And with so many members of Congress involved, a scorecard is needed to keep track of the action.

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