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Pump Price Update

crude oil  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  gas prices  gasoline prices  prices 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 7, 2009

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the graph below speaks volumes about the price of gasoline. It illustrates how much gasoline's pump price has fallen in various regions of the country since gasoline reached a record high in July 2008.

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 91 - THUMS Islands Location Tour

access  domestic access  domestic drilling  domestic energy  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  energytomorrow radio  natural gas  offshore drilling  technology innovation  thums islands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 6, 2009

This week's episode focuses on a recent tour of the THUMS Islands, a group of four manmade islands in California's Long Beach Harbor, where oil and natural gas are produced. The episode also features sound bites from Frank Komin, president of Occidental Petroleum, and Charlie Plant, production manager of White Island. 

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Royalty Relief Works

deepwater royalty relief act  domestic energy  energy policy  energy production  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  mms  offshore drilling  royalties  royalty payments 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 5, 2009

The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to consider an extremely important Fifth Circuit decision on royalty relief. This adds finality to the Fifth Circuit's unanimous decision that Congress, when it passed the Deepwater Royalty Relief Act, provided royalty relief based on volume, not price. 

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An Unacceptable Situation

access  climate bill  climate change bill  climate legislation  domestic access  domestic drilling  domestic energy  energy policy  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  kerry-boxer  offshore drilling  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 2, 2009

Thank you to my friend and fellow blogger James for allowing us to feature his commentary here. This was originally posted at his own blog, Observations

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Stop Delaying; Drill Now

access  domestic access  domestic drilling  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 1, 2009

One year ago, the 30-year old ban on offshore drilling along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts expired, opening the opportunity for the United States to drill for more of its own oil and natural gas. What has happened since then to make America more energy self-sufficient?

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Hispanic Energy Workers in Washington

domestic energy  energy policy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 30, 2009

Cecilia "Ceci" Leonard describes herself as an "oil brat" from the oil patch. She is a second-generation petroleum worker who has come to Washington today to meet with members of Congress. 

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Introduction of Kerry-Boxer Climate Legislation

energy policy  over regulation  prices 

Jack Gerard

Jack Gerard
Posted September 30, 2009

The Kerry-Boxer climate change bill leaves unaddressed key elements of how it intends to constrain carbon emissions. Unfortunately, it appears to be following the pattern the House followed, which resulted in a political bidding process that picked winners and losers.

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The Senate's Climate Bill

energy policy  over regulation  waxman-markey  competitive enterprise institute 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 29, 2009

Sens. Barbara Boxer and John Kerry are expected to release their version of a climate bill tomorrow. News reports say the bill is meant to be a starting point for the Senate's deliberations. 

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Riviera of the West

domestic energy  government revenue  offshore drilling  technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 28, 2009

Architect Joesph Linesch (1924-1996) had a vision for Long Beach, California--to become the Riviera of the West, a nearly fantasy-like harbor rivaling the buildings and landscapes he designed for Disneyland and Epcot Center. Between 1965 and 1968, he created structures and landscaping that make the oil production facilities here look like a high-end condominium complex

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Resource-Rich Real Estate

california  domestic energy  offshore drilling  technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 25, 2009

Thursday was another gorgeous day in Long Beach, with blue skies and a pleasant breeze blowing along the harbor. At Lighthouse Point, children picnicked with their families while fishermen on a nearby pier caught croakers for supper. At the docks, you could hear seals barking at the Aquarium of the Pacific as tourists returned to shore on boats offering whale watching tours. 

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