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Brazil's Libra: Largest Oil Field in the Americas in Decades

brazil  chevron  crude oil  deepwater drilling moratorium  domestic energy  energy information administration  energy policy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  interior department  oil industry  cantarell field  libra oil field  petrobas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 1, 2010

Brazil says its deepwater Libra oil field could hold as much as 15 billion barrels of oil, making it the biggest crude oil discovery in the Americas since Mexico discovered the Cantarell field in 1976. 

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Drilling Completions Up in Third Quarter

bakken formation  deepwater drilling moratorium  domestic energy  eia  energy  energy demand  energy information administration  energy supply  gulf of mexico  horizontal drilling  natural gas wells  oil and natural gas drilling  oil drilling  oil wells 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 28, 2010

U.S. oil and natural gas drilling increased markedly in the third quarter this year, according to API's 2010 Quarterly Well Completion Report: Third Quarter. An estimated 11,297 oil wells, natural gas wells and dry holes were completed, which was 45 percent higher than during the same period in 2009. 

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Doublespeak: The Un-Lifting of the Moratorium

access  boem  de facto moratorium  deepwater drilling moratorium  domestic energy  drilling permits  energy information administration  energy policy  moratorium  offshore drilling  oil and natural gas industry  oil production  shallow water drilling  new drilling regulations  new drilling rules 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 19, 2010

If you read the pronouncements coming from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM) these days, expect to be a little befuddled. Consider, for example, agency Director Michael Bromwich's comments in an Op-Ed on CNN's website. 

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Study: Higher Taxes Lower Energy Production

domestic energy  energy information administration  energy policy  government revenue  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 17, 2010

Risk is an integral part of exploring for oil and natural gas. There's no guarantee that drillers will find commercially viable amounts of energy. Yet before they begin, they must invest large sums of money to lease the land, get the needed permits, procure the rig, hire workers, and assemble all of the necessary equipment. Sometimes they find energy; other times they drill a dry hole. 

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Gasoline Prices Track Crude Oil Costs

crude oil prices  domestic energy  energy information administration  gasoline prices  oil demand  oil supply  prices 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 11, 2010

The average U.S. retail price for regular gasoline rose by 4.9 cents to $2.751 per gallon for the week ending March 8, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). This average price is higher than one year ago when the average pump price was 81 cents lower and crude oil costs were 88.9 cents a gallon lower.

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Willing to Pay $200 a Month for Climate Legislation?

climate bill  climate legislation  domestic energy  energy information administration  energy policy  kerry-boxer  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 4, 2009

A recent poll shows that the more Americans learn about climate legislation, the less they like it. Especially when they realize that it will take money out of their pockets. 

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