Skip to main content

Energy Tomorrow Blog

Relive the THUMS Experience

access  domestic drilling  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  offshore drilling  thums islands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 22, 2009

As I've discussed on this blog, I recently traveled with a group of bloggers to visit man-made islands where drilling for oil and natural gas occurs in coastal waters--the THUMS Islands in Long Beach, CA. 

More »

Industry Barometer

baker hughes  drilling rigs  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  onshore  rig count 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 22, 2009

One of the most reliable barometers of drilling activity is the Baker Hughes rig count. Since 1944, Baker Hughes, an oil services company that produces drill bits, has been issuing weekly counts of U.S. and Canadian rotary drilling rigs that are actively drilling for oil and natural gas. The weekly figures are released at noon on the last day of the work week and are regular features in many energy industry magazines and newsletters. 

More »

Storing Carbon

carbon dioxide  co2  emissions  energy tomorrow  carbon capture  carbon storage  co2 emissions  enhanced oil recovery 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 21, 2009

The Weyburn oil field in southern Saskatchewan is the largest greenhouse gas storage facility in Canada. Under a project sponsored by the International Energy Agency, academic institutions and industry partners, the oil field is being injected with carbon dioxide (CO2) piped from a North Dakota coal gasification plant. By injecting CO2 into the oil-bearing rock formation, it's believed that the oil field's life could be extended by 25 years while providing storage for 20 million tons of CO2. 

More »

Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 92 - Ben Lieberman on Sky-High Gas Prices

demand  domestic access  domestic drilling  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  energytomorrow radio  gas prices  gasoline prices  prices 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 20, 2009

In this episode, Jane Van Ryan interviews the Heritage Foundation's Ben Lieberman, senior policy analyst on energy and the environment, on his recent paper, "Five Things Congress and the President Are Doing to Bring Back Sky-High Gas Prices." 

More »

Op-ed: Technology can tap into oil reserves safely

domestic drilling  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  florida  natural gas  offshore drilling  outer continental shelf  production  revenues  technology 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 19, 2009

Another voice in the news can be added to the list of those favoring increased access to our nation's offshore oil and natural gas resources. Last week, a Florida Sun-Sentinel op-ed authored by Dave Mica, executive director of the Florida Petroleum Council, discussed the new jobs, increased revenues, and energy security that offshore energy development could bring to the nation and the state of Florida--all with minimal impact to the surrounding environment.

More »

A Solomon-like Decision

climate  climate bill  climate change  congress  energy costs  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  ghg  ghg emissions  greenhouse gas emissions  kerry-boxer  waxman-markey  costs 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 19, 2009

As we've explained in this blog, there's no doubt that the Waxman-Markey climate bill would be very expensive for American consumers. According to studies, it could increase fuel costs, 

More »

A Boon to the Economy

canadian oil sands  ceri  american petroleum institute  energy  natural gas  oil sands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 16, 2009

Be grateful that energy-rich Canada is our friendly neighbor to the North. A new study released today shows that the development of Canada's oil sands will lead to the creation of more than 340,000 new U.S. jobs between 2011 and 2025. With our national unemployment rate at 9.8 percent, this is very welcoming news. 

More »

Peak Oil Demand

exxonmobil  peak oil  cera 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 16, 2009

Two reports indicate that oil demand has probably peaked in the United States and other developed countries and will not exceed pre-recession levels. According to IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), oil demand in developed countries, which accounts for 54 percent of overall oil demand, likely peaked in 2005.

More »

Evolutionary and Revolutionary Changes

drilling  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  horizontal drilling  hydraulic fracturing  natural gas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 15, 2009

"In the past three decades, the petroleum business has transformed itself into a high-technology industry... In some cases, these improvements have been evolutionary, while in others, they have been revolutionary."- Doug Morris, API, before the New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation, Oct. 15, 2009. 

More »