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Fueling the Recovery in Haiti

domestic energy  natural gas  haiti 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 19, 2010

For the past week, Americans have been watching the tragedy of the Haitian earthquake--the pancaked buildings, the human suffering and the overwhelming need for food, water and medical supplies. The United States has responded by sending humanitarian aid on a massive scale via ships, airplanes and helicopters, and is working to deliver supplies to several locations.

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A Counterproductive Tax Proposal

domestic energy  government revenue  natural gas  pennsylvania  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 19, 2010

There's an old adage among economists that says, "If you tax something, you get less of it." Apparently Gov. Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania isn't familiar with that expression. 

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Limbaugh Lambasts the Interior Department

access  energy policy  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 15, 2010

I never listen to the radio during the day, but yesterday I made an exception when blogger Bob McCarty alerted me to Rush Limbaugh's comments about the Interior Department's new rules on oil and natural gas drilling on federal lands.

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December Petroleum Up Slightly

demand  energy reality  supply 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 15, 2010

API announced this morning that total petroleum deliveries (a measure of oil demand) climbed by 0.6 percent in December over the same period in 2008. The slight increase could be attributed to an improving economy as well as higher demand caused by the abnormally cold weather.

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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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