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Fuel Demand: An Economic Indicator

crude oil  demand  diesel  energy  energy reality  opec  supply 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 16, 2009

If you're looking for an indicator that describes the current economy, look no further than API's oil demand and supply statistics. API reported today that U.S. petroleum deliveries--a key measure of demand--in the first six months of 2009 fell to its lowest level for the time period in more than a decade. 

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More Rockin' NEAR the Bakken?

bakken formation  domestic energy  energy  oil production  us geological survey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 15, 2009

The U.S. Geological Survey calls the Bakken formation the largest continuous oil accumulation it has ever assessed--and nearby, there may be even more North Dakota oil than was previously thought. 

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Looking Back 30 Years

access  domestic energy  energy policy  oil exploration  oil production 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 15, 2009

Thirty years ago today, President Jimmy Carter asked Americans to come together to solve the energy crisis. At the time, global oil supplies had been reduced by political unrest in Iran, gasoline prices were up, and millions of Americans sat in gas lines which snaked through many major U.S. cities. In a televised speech on July 15, 1979, President Carter pressed for more conservation and oil development, saying, "This intolerable dependence on foreign oil threatens our economic independence and the very security of our nation. The energy crisis is real. It is worldwide. It is a clear and present danger to our nation." - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P600#sthash.yeYx9zbK.dpuf

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The Importance of Informed Decision Making

domestic energy  energy  energy policy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 14, 2009

Jimmie James has experienced life without the modern conveniences supplied by electricity. Growing up in small town in Texas, he says he and his family used wood for heat and kerosene in their lamps. "It's not something I saw on the History Channel," he says. "It was something I lived." Today he's grateful that his life, as well as the U.S. standard of living, is vastly improved due to oil and natural gas and their contributions to society. And he doesn't want to return to the past through a well-intended but ill-conceived energy policy. 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 86 - Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction

efficiency  energy  investments  technology  greenhouse gas emission reduction 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 14, 2009

In this week's episode, I talk with Thomas Tanton, president of T2 and Associates, about the results of a study he conducted, commissioned by API, on global greenhouse gas emission reduction and technologies. 

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Waxman-Markey: More Harm Than Good

climate change  congress  energy  energy policy  over regulation  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 13, 2009

More evidence has surfaced indicating that the U.S. House of Representatives cap-and-trade legislation could do more harm than good. 

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Oil from Stone: A New Report

domestic access  domestic drilling  domestic energy  domestic resources  energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 10, 2009

By today's estimates, there are about two trillion barrels of recoverable conventional oil resources worldwide, and as much as twice that in additional frontier resources like extra-heavy oil, oil sands, and oil shale and shale gas. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) conservatively estimates oil shale formations in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming contain 800 billion barrels of recoverable oil--more than three times the proven reserves of Saudi Arabia.

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Energy in the News

domestic energy  virginia  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 9, 2009

There's a lot of energy-related news today. I thought I would share some of the headlines with you.

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El Dorado Job Killer

energy policy  over regulation  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 9, 2009

During the recent debate over the House's version of the cap-and-trade bill, both the proponents and the opponents pointed to the bill's potential impact on jobs. On the floor of the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi implied that the bill would create millions of new "green" jobs, while the bill's opponents, including API, cited studies showing the Waxman-Markey bill would be a job killer.

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