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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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The Un-Energy Bill

domestic access  energy policy  leasing  over regulation  legislation  energy resources 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 17, 2009

The Committee on Natural Resources in the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing today on a proposal called the Consolidated Land, Energy and Aquatic Resources Act of 2009. While it's often referred to as an energy bill, it's actually an Un-Energy bill. 

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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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A Policy of Delay

domestic access  domestic energy  energy  energy development  energy policy  leasing  utah 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted June 24, 2009

Yesterday, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) suspended the sale of all 31 oil and natural gas drilling tracts in Utah that had been purchased earlier in the day during a regularly scheduled lease sale, after the bureau accepted last-minute protests about the sale from two environmental groups. BLM has put all the leases on hold to conduct an environmental assessment.

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A Broad Spectrum of Reliable Energy

access  domestic access  domestic energy  drilling  fossil fuels 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 22, 2009

Yesterday's Richmond Times-Dispatch editorial, "Energy: Drill, Baby" discussed the nation's current and potential energy reserves and stressed the importance of increased access to oil and natural gas:

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API, labor sign historic jobs promotion agreement

domestic access  energy  energy policy  unions 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 17, 2009

Today, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and labor unions announced the historic creation of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Labor-Management Committee, which will work to preserve and create jobs by promoting domestic oil and natural gas production. Currently, the industry employs more than 1.8 million American workers and supports another 4 million workers.

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Gasoline Prices: It's the Fundamentals

crude oil  demand  diesel  domestic access  energy  energy policy  gasoline prices  prices  supply 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 16, 2009

Gasoline prices have risen to an average of $2.67 a gallon, the highest price in the past eight months. API's Chief Economist John Felmy and Statistics Manager Ron Planting attribute the price rise largely to what they call "market fundamentals"--the basic law of supply and demand.

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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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API Seeks Rehearing of Appeals Court Five-Year Plan Decision

domestic access  domestic energy  energy  energy policy  interior department  leasing  offshore drilling  outer continental shelf 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 12, 2009

Today, American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Jack Gerard issued the following statement on API's decision to seek rehearing of a U.S. Appellate Court panel's decision remanding and vacating the Department of Interior's 2007-2012 Five-Year Outer Continental Shelf leasing plan

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YouTube Energy Channel

domestic access  energy  energy policy  technology  energy channel 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 11, 2009

Across the nation, there's an ongoing conversation about energy.

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