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Trans-Alaska Pipeline Update

alaska  distribution  domestic energy  oil prices  pipeline expansion  prudhoe bay  valdez port 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 13, 2011

With the approval of federal and state regulators, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline (TAPS) has been restarted at a reduced rate of flow. Rather than transporting about 640,000 barrels of oil a day from Prudhoe Bay to the port at Valdez, Alaska, the pipeline is moving about 400,000 barrels per day. At Valdez, the oil flows into storage tanks for loading onto tankers bound for West Coast refineries. 

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Trans-Alaskan Pipeline Deliveries on Hold

alaska  distribution  domestic energy  energy  pipelines 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 11, 2011

No oil is flowing through the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline for the fourth day today as workers construct a bypass around a leaking pipe at Pump Station 1. The leak was discovered in a secondary line which is encased in concrete below the pumping station on Saturday. Oil was discovered flowing into the basement where the line passes through a wall. Siphoning trucks have recovered about 18 barrels of oil from the basement as oil remaining in the line continues to leak. 

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The Impact of the Administration's Offshore Leasing Ban

access  alaska  chukchi sea  deepwater drilling  delaware  domestic energy  energy policy  florida  government revenue  gulf of mexico  leasing  offshore drilling  president obama  beaufort sea  offshore leasing plan 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 2, 2010

In a major policy reversal, the Obama administration yesterday announced that it would not include potentially energy-rich areas of the eastern Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic, and the Pacific in the government's next five-year offshore leasing plan. Further, the administration also officially delayed the next two lease sales for the central and western Gulf.

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Gallup Poll: Energy-Producing States = Best Job Creators

alaska  domestic energy  energy development  north dakota  ok  oklahoma  pennsylvania  texas  west virginia  energy-producing states  gallup  gallup poll  gallup poll on energy  lousiana 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 26, 2010

As we've mentioned on this blog many times, energy development is a primary driver of job creation. Developing the nation's abundant oil and natural gas resources could create tens of thousands of additional jobs. 

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Salazar: Energy Development Studies in Alaskan Beaufort and Chukchi Seas

alaska  beaufort sea  chukchi sea  domestic energy  energy policy  offshore drilling  usgs 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 14, 2010

Yesterday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced that government scientists have until Oct. 1 to gather environmental, ecological and technical data to inform decisions on oil and natural gas development in the Alaskan Beaufort and Chukchi Seas.

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Utah Pushing for Energy Development

access  alaska  energy policy  montana  new mexico  offshore drilling  onshore  utah  west virginia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 30, 2010

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a law that would allow his state to file eminent domain proceedings against the federal government. 

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Virginia Is Ready for Offshore Drilling

access  alaska  domestic energy  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 25, 2010

The Commonwealth of Virginia has signaled that it's ready for offshore energy development

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