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Drilling Rebounds in 4th Quarter

domestic energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 14, 2010

API announced today that U.S. well completions--the number of oil and natural gas wells and dry holes--in the fourth quarter of 2009 climbed by 19 percent over the third quarter. 

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Americans Want Jobs and Affordable Energy

energy policy  energy reality  Jack Gerard 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 13, 2010

This afternoon API's President and CEO Jack Gerard delivered a speech focused on the reality of America's energy policy. Speaking at the Annual State of the Energy Industry conference sponsored by the United States Energy Association, Jack laid out the facts about the U.S. oil and natural industry and its contributions to the economy. He noted: 

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A "Monster" Well in Texas

domestic energy  hydraulic fracturing  natural gas  texas  chesapeake energy corporation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 13, 2010

"It's a monster!" Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon said, referring to his company's seventh natural gas well drilled into the Barnett Shale formation in Texas. 

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A Policy of Unemployment?

domestic energy  energy policy  obama administration  over regulation  taxes  white house jobs summit 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 13, 2010

Considering unemployment is at its highest level in almost 30 years, "you'd think the Obama administration would do everything possible to save existing jobs and create new ones," says op-ed author Jim Constantopoulos, a professor of Geology at Eastern New Mexico University in his recent Sun-News op-ed

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 98 - U.S. Energy Policy

energy policy  energy reality 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 12, 2010

With the beginning of a New Year, it's a good time to take a moment to review energy and energy policy in the United States. In this week's episode, I interview John Felmy, API's manager of statistics. 

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Ultra-Deep Drilling Scores in the Gulf

domestic energy  louisiana  natural gas  offshore drilling  technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 12, 2010

Just 10 miles off the coast of Louisiana, a New Orleans company has made one of the largest Gulf of Mexico energy discoveries in decades. McMoRan Exploration Co. reports that its ultra-deep well in its Davy Jones prospect was drilled in shallow water--only 20 feet deep--down to more than 28,000 feet beneath the ocean floor where the company found huge amounts of natural gas in a 135-feet thick sand formation. 

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LCFS: 'Bait-and-Switch Energy Policy'

energy policy  oil sands  over regulation  pennsylvania 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 12, 2010

A recent Patriot-News op-ed authored by Michael Whatley of the Consumer Energy Alliance calls Pennsylvania's proposal to adopt a Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) "nothing more than a flawed bait-and-switch energy policy."

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Concern about Jobs Trumps Climate Worries

domestic energy  energy policy  epa 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 11, 2010

With the unemployment rate standing at 10 percent, concerns about the economy are trumping support for climate legislation. News reports from around the country indicate a growing unease with legislation or regulations that are aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions due to their potential impact on jobs.

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It Could Be Worse...

alaska  distribution  domestic energy  nebraska  north dakota 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 8, 2010

Many parts of the United States are experiencing an Arctic blast today. North Dakota could hit 50 degrees below zero, eastern Nebraska is likely to see temperatures as low as 35 below, while the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic states have received a fresh layer of snow ranging from a foot to a few inches. In the Deep South, citrus growers have been scrambling to protect their trees from overnight temperatures in the 20s. 

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Pump Price Update

gasoline  prices  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 8, 2010

The record cold weather has helped to push up crude oil prices this week. When the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) closed yesterday, the price of oil stood at $82.66 a barrel. Because there are 42 gallons in a barrel of oil, this is equal to $1.97 per gallon. 

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