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Perdido Produces "First Oil"

deepwater drilling  domestic energy  offshore drilling  offshore platform  perdido  technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 5, 2010

On the same day President Obama announced his offshore drilling plan, Shell announced that it "smashed the water depth record for an offshore oil drilling and production by over 50%" by starting oil production at its Perdido platform

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Ohio's Jobless to Benefit from Energy Development

domestic energy  energy development  ohio  shale gas drilling  us steel 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 2, 2010

U.S. Steel Corp. is offering tangible proof that energy development can create jobs. This week the corporation announced it's considering expanding its Lorain, Ohio, steel tubing plant and adding a new steel coating line to a joint venture near Findlay, Ohio.

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Virginia's Offshore Opportunity

domestic energy  energy policy  obama and offshore drilling  offshore drilling  offshore energy  outer continental shelf  virginia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 1, 2010

Virginia yesterday became the first East Coast state to win approval for the development of offshore oil and natural gas resources

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Obama's Offshore Drilling Plan is a 'Positive Development'

beaufort sea  chukchi sea  domestic energy  eastern gulf of mexico  energy policy  leasing  obama  obama and offshore drilling  offshore drilling  outer continental shelf  cook inlet  eastern gulf  interior department leasing plan 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 31, 2010

President Obama announced an energy strategy today that includes expanding offshore drilling in certain areas along the Atlantic coast, in a portion of the eastern Gulf of Mexico, and off the coast of Alaska.

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Natural Gas Brings Hope to Pennsylvania

domestic energy  pennsylvania 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 30, 2010

With an unemployment rate of 10.4 percent, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, was the ideal setting for a job fair last week, featuring 50 employers including members of the oil and natural gas industry.

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Offshore Drilling Decision Expected Soon

domestic energy  energy policy  lease sale 220  leasing  mms  offshore drilling  offshore energy  delays on offshore drilling  leasing plan 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 29, 2010

Within the next few days, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is expected to announce his decision on America's offshore leasing program. In case you haven't been following this story closely, here's some background information.

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Conference Call on Hydraulic Fracturing

domestic energy  fracking  fracking fluids  hydraulic fracturing  hydro fracking 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 26, 2010

Yesterday API hosted a conference call about hydraulic fracturing with 14 bloggers who previously expressed a strong interest in this 60-year-old drilling practice. 

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Florida Offshore Drilling: Providing Jobs and Preserving the Environment

domestic energy  drilling  florida  florida offshore drilling  gulf of mexico  job creation  offshore drilling  offshore energy development  technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 24, 2010

In a Tallahassee Democrat op-ed published this week, the Florida Petroleum Council's Dave Mica challenges recent inaccurate claims that oil and natural gas jobs are declining and production off Florida's coast will harm the tourism industry.

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 103 - Research Reveals Drilling has Positive Impact on California's C

california  domestic energy  offshore drilling  oil seeps  oil spills  santa barbara 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 23, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Bruce Allen, physicist and co-founder of SOS California, about his research on natural oil seeps and the positive impact oil and natural gas production has on California's coastal environment. Bruce says studies show Santa Barbara's offshore production reduces naturally occurring oil seeps, helping to decrease water pollution and improve air quality.

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