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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.

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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. 

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A Lack of Progress

domestic drilling  energy  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  offshore drilling  outer continental shelf 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 15, 2009

Virginia Delegate Chris Saxman--a featured speaker at the Richmond Energy Citizens rally--authored an op-ed in today's Richmond Times-Dispatch highlighting the one-year anniversary of lifting the Congressional OCS moratorium and the continued lack of progress on offshore energy development.

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The Uncertainty of Waxman-Markey

climate  climate bill  climate change  congress  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  kerry-boxer  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 14, 2009

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee held a hearing this morning to examine the Waxman-Markey climate bill's potential costs and benefits. But when the senators asked direct questions about the bill's impact, the government witnesses often had difficulty answering. As one witness said, "There's a significant degree of uncertainty." 

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Energy and National Security

efficiency  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 14, 2009

How do you define the expression "energy security?" To many people, it means having a secure supply of energy to support the American way of life--ample gasoline for the car, heat for the home, and chemicals to make products used in households and hospitals throughout the United States.

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A Self-Destructive Pattern

domestic drilling  earnings  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  offshore drilling  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 13, 2009

U.S. oil and natural gas drilling rose slightly in the third quarter of 2009, but it still was quite sluggish. "API's Quarterly Well Completion Report: Third Quarter" showed that total well completions rose 10.2 percent from the second quarter of this year, but the total number of wells and dry holes was down 46 percent from 2008's third quarter.

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Op-ed: Offshore oil production will help Florida and America

domestic drilling  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 13, 2009

An op-ed in last week's Osceola News Gazette by Florida state representative Mike Horner discussed the importance of domestic oil and natural gas production, and how production could bring additional revenues, thousands of well-paying jobs, and greater energy security to Florida and our nation.

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Misguided Tax Proposals

energy production  energy supplies  energy taxes  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 12, 2009

Did you know that President Obama's 2010 budget proposal calls for more than $80 billion in new taxes on the oil and natural gas industry? If the budget is approved by Congress, these new energy taxes could have a negative impact on virtually everyone in the United States. 

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Climate Legislation Update

climate  climate bill  climate change  congress  energy  energy citizen  energy citizens  energy tomorrow  kerry-boxer  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 9, 2009

Although it appears that the Senate climate bill won't come to the floor for a few weeks, work continues on climate legislation in Washington. According to an AP news report, the White House has stepped up its lobbying efforts to push for a bill, and administration officials have met with more than half of the senators as well as mayors and governors to drum up support. The report also quotes Carol Browner, the president's assistant for energy and climate change, as saying the goal "is to get the bill moving and keep it moving." 

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