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A Face of the Industry

energy policy  energy citizens  energy  congress  alaska 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 9, 2009

This is a face of the oil and natural gas industry.

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OCS Inventory: Who Pays?

congress  energy  energy bill  energy development  energy policy  offshore drilling  outer continental shelf 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 8, 2009

In Washington this week, the House and the Senate will continue to work on energy bills on parallel tracks.

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Poll Finds Support for Offshore Drilling on East Coast

domestic access  domestic energy  energy  offshore drilling  poll  public opinion 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 5, 2009

A new public opinion poll indicates that Americans living in mid-Atlantic coastal areas support offshore drilling.

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More on Oil Sands...

canada  canadian oil sands  cera  distribution  domestic energy  energy  imports  oil sands  pipelines 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 4, 2009

A couple of days ago, the Sierra Club posted on The Hill's blog, questioning whether it's safe to bring more Canadian oil sands crude oil into the United States via pipeline.

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Hard Rock Gas

technology innovation  natural gas  hydraulic fracturing  ground water protection council  energy policy  energy development  energy  congress 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 4, 2009

Have you ever heard of shale gas? It's the naturally occurring, clean-burning gas that is found in shale rock formations, and it's becoming increasing important as an energy resource in the United States. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy says there is enough so-called unconventional gas (shale gas, tight sands and coalbed methane) in the United States to supply our energy needs for the next 90 years. Other estimates extend this supply to 116 years.

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Another Hurdle on the Horizon

congress  domestic energy  energy  energy development  energy policy  leasing  federal lands and resources energy development act of 2009 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted June 3, 2009

At a time when the need for an economic boost has never been greater, Congress is considering a bill that threatens energy investments and jobs.

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Did You Know It's Hurricane Season?

offshore drilling  hurricanes  hurricane preparedness  gulf of mexico  energy iq  energy  drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 2, 2009

There are 3,800 oil and natural gas production platforms and 74 operating drilling rigs in the federal, hurricane-prone waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Diesel Fuel: Priced Lower than Gasoline for the First Time in Nearly Two Years

crude oil  demand  diesel fuel  diesel prices  energy  energy reality  gasoline  prices 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 1, 2009

When economists are asked why the price of fuel fluctuates, they often explain that price changes are due to the "market"--the interaction of all of the people around the world who buy and sell crude oil and fuels in the global marketplace. These buyers and sellers decide how much oil and oil products they are willing to buy or sell at a given price. Their decisions can be affected by several factors including weather, refinery operations, and geopolitical and economic conditions. The price of other commodities, such as wheat and corn, are determined in much the same way. I touched on these points a bit in last Friday's post.

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Prices at the Pump Explained

prices  gasoline prices  energy  crude oil 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 29, 2009

For Americans filling up at the pump, making sense of gasoline prices can be confusing. Here's a simple explanation: the price of crude oil is the main factor in determining the price of gasoline.

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Ground Water Protection Council: State Regulations "Adequately Designed"

energy  ground water  ground water protection council  hydraulic fracturing  podcast  study  us department of energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 28, 2009

A new study by the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) found that state regulations governing oil and natural gas field operations are "adequately designed" to protect ground water.

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