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Video: Oil Sands Production and Reclamation at Syncrude in Alberta, Canada

alberta  canada  canadian oil sands  domestic energy  energy  oil sands  technology innovation  syncrude 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 23, 2009

In August, I wrote about my experience traveling to Alberta, Canada, with reporters and bloggers to see how oil sands are produced and converted into crude oil. 

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Energy from the Bossier Shale

domestic drilling  domestic energy  drilling  hydraulic fracturing  louisiana 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 20, 2009

An article in today's Shreveport Times discusses the initial production results of Bossier Shale formation, and the findings are encouraging enough that it is expected to become a major player in U.S. natural gas development. The first Bossier Shale well was drilled in August flowed at 9.4 million cubic feet per day. 

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Offshore Energy Production and the Environment

domestic energy  offshore drilling  offshore energy  technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 19, 2009

Today, the Senate's Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing concerning environmental stewardship policies related to offshore energy production. (Watch the archive Webcast of the hearing). 

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U.S. Crude Oil Production Continues at Four-Year Highs

crude oil  domestic energy  energy demand  energy production  oil production  api monthly statistical report 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 18, 2009

October U.S. crude oil production averaged 5.36 million barrels per day, continuing at levels not seen since 2005, according to API's Monthly Statistical Report

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 94 - Kerry-Boxer Bill Detrimental to Ag Industry

climate change  climate legislation  domestic energy  energy policy  epa  kerry-boxer 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 17, 2009

In this episode, I interview Bob Stallman, president of the American Farm Bureau, on the potential impact of climate change legislation on agriculture. 

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Shortening Terms on So-Called "Idle" Leases

access  domestic energy  energy policy  Jack Gerard  leasing  louisiana  offshore drilling  offshore leases  idle leases 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 16, 2009

Late last week, the Minerals Management Service (MMS) announced that they will shorten lease sale terms on nearly 36 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico off the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. 

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New Report Debunks Top Energy Myths

domestic energy  energy policy  energy reality  oil production  energy myths  pacific research institute  renewable alternatives  top ten energy myths 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 13, 2009

Last week, the Pacific Research Institute (PRI) released a report--"Top Ten Energy Myths"--that confronts ten common myths about America's energy sources, uses and risks, utilizing U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Energy Information Administration (EIA) data.

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Continued Warnings about Harmful Climate Legislation

accf  climate bill  climate legislation  congress  domestic energy  energy policy  energy supplies  kerry-boxer  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 12, 2009

On Tuesday, yet another voice spoke out against the proposed climate legislation under consideration in Congress. This time it was Margo Thorning, senior vice president and chief economist at the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF), speaking before the Senate Finance Committee

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New Game: Turn Your Home Into a Smart House!

conservation  efficiency  energy costs  energy iq  energy arcade 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 11, 2009

Yesterday, we launched our newest interactive--Smart House, a game that teaches players about energy efficiency and tests personal energy awareness.

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Energy Resources: America is #1

domestic energy  energy reserves  congressional research service 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 10, 2009

Last week's blog post showing that the United States is #1 in total energy resources generated some buzz in the blogosphere. To recap, the post noted that the Congressional Research Service (CRS) found that the United States has resources amounting to 1,321 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) which was substantially higher than any other country. 

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