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ETR 129 The Impacts of Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act

congress  energy policy  extractive industries transparency initiative  government payments  section 1504  securities and exchange commission  dodd-frank act 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 22, 2011

In mid-April, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is expected to decide how to interpret a new law that is aimed at encouraging more transparency. The SEC's decision-making is critically important to publicly-traded oil companies. The ruling either could allow U.S.-listed oil companies to compete effectively against larger, nation-controlled oil companies for energy resources around the globe, or it could force U.S. companies to divulge information that could give a competitive advantage to companies such as the Chinese-controlled CNOOC. 

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API: Administration's energy policy will add jobs for Brazil

brazil  domestic energy  energy policy  government revenue 

Jack Gerard

Jack Gerard
Posted March 21, 2011

Editor's Note: API President and CEO Jack Gerard said the administration's offer to exchange batteries for oil from Brazil reflects its inadequate and illogical energy policy.

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Developing Domestic Energy - What the Issue Is

access  domestic energy  energy policy  government revenue  gulf of mexico  leasing 

John Felmy
Posted March 18, 2011

As a rule of thumb it is generally not a good idea to spend a lot of time arguing against the ridiculous. But when the ridiculous is coming from folks who have the power to implement policies which will harm our economic and energy security an exception to the rule is warranted. Such is the case with the notion that oil and natural gas companies don't want to develop oil and natural gas resources.

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ETR 128 More Taxes Mean Less Revenue

domestic energy  dual capacity  energy policy  government revenue  intangible drilling costs  section 199  taxes  president obama 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 15, 2011

In today's episode, I interview Brian Johnson, API's senior tax policy advisor, about the potential impact of the administration's energy tax proposals on the economy, U.S. jobs, and government revenues. 

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Ohio: The Next Oil and Natural Gas Frontier?

domestic energy  government revenue  ohio  utica shale 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 15, 2011

If you're following March Madness this year, you're probably aware that Ohio State is the top seed in the NCAA basketball tournament this year. Buckeye fans are thrilled, of course, and are hoping their team advances through the competition and becomes Number One in the nation.

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API to White House: Long Term Solutions Require Short Term Leadership

deepwater drilling  domestic energy  energy policy  gas prices  gasoline prices  government revenue  Jack Gerard  president obama 

Jack Gerard

Jack Gerard
Posted March 11, 2011

Editors Note: Earlier today, American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Jack Gerard responded to President Obama's press conference on the administration's energy policy options which failed to address the most important energy challenges facing our nation.

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Oil Industry Rocket Science

domestic energy  gasoline  government revenue  hydraulic fracturing  new mexico  new mexico  onshore  permian basin  texas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 8, 2011

A major milestone was reached in the Permian Basin a few days ago. Chevron Corp. produced its 5 billionth barrel of oil from this U.S. formation. Overall, nearly 40 billion barrels of oil equivalent (oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids) have been produced by several companies in the basin since the 1920s, and it's still going strong. 

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Meeting the Challenge: "Win the Future"

alternative energy  domestic energy  energy policy  epa regulations  government revenue  state of the union 

Jack Gerard

Jack Gerard
Posted February 24, 2011

President Obama recently called on Americans to "win the future." In his State of the Union address, he challenged U.S. industry to create jobs, invest in technology and innovation, and lead alternative energy development.

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