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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode - 123 Economic Harm of Offshore Ban

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 7, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Sara Banaszak, API's senior economist, about the administration's recent ban on offshore drilling and its impact on the economy, jobs and energy security. 

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Offshore Ban 'Imperiling Our Energy Future'

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 6, 2010

"The decision...made last week is inconsistent with the will of the American people." API President and CEO Jack Gerard. 


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Unemployment Up, Drilling Jobs Down

access  domestic energy  energy policy  ethanol  fuel blends  gulf of mexico  moratorium  obama administration  offshore drilling  renewable energy  unemployment  wind power  offshore rigs 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 3, 2010

There's more bad news on the economic front today. The official unemployment rate has climbed to 9.8 percent. An estimated 15 million Americans are out of work this holiday season. 

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Gov. Paterson Should Veto the Fracking Moratorium

access  bakken shale  domestic energy  energy information administration  energy policy  fracking  hydraulic fracturing  moratorium  new york 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 30, 2010

The New York State Assembly passed a measure placing a six-month moratorium on hydraulic fracturing late yesterday. The state Senate passed the ban in August, and now the legislation will go to Gov. David Paterson for his signature.

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U.S. Offshore Drilling Delays Likely; Russia to Drill in Cuba

access  deepwater drilling  deepwater drilling moratorium  domestic energy  energy policy  gulf of mexico  interior department  leasing  moratorium  offshore drilling  offshore oil  offshore oil production  cuba  eis  gazprom  gulf leases  lease sale  offshore oil drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 16, 2010

The Interior Department's plan to complete supplemental environmental reviews could prevent the U.S. government from holding a Gulf of Mexico lease sale next year, making 2011 the first year since 1965 that no Gulf leases would be sold for U.S. offshore oil production. 

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Deepwater Horizon in the News

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 10, 2010

The presidential commission investigating the Deepwater Horizon accident wrapped up the second day of its two-day hearing in Washington yesterday. At the same time, a federal judge in New Orleans was holding a hearing on the administration's deepwater drilling moratorium. Here's a compilation of the latest news as reported by several publications: 

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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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Administration's Drilling Safety Rules Thrown Out

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 20, 2010

The federal judge who overturned the initial deepwater drilling moratorium has thrown out operational provisions issued in a notice to offshore operators after the Deepwater Horizon accident. 

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