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Poll: Drilling Restrictions Based on Politics

access  atlantic  domestic energy  energy policy  government revenue  gulf of mexico  interior department  offshore drilling  offshore drilling ban  oil and natural gas  pacific 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 22, 2010

Americans see politics behind the U.S. Department of the Interior decision to prevent any expansion of oil and natural gas drilling in the Atlantic, Pacific and eastern Gulf of Mexico. According to a public opinion poll conducted by Harris Interactive for API, 63 percent of respondents believe the decision is based on politics; only 30 percent believe the ban is based on science.

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode - 124 The Truth About Fracking

domestic energy  drinking water  energy policy  fracking  groundwater  halliburton  horizontal drilling  hydraulic fracturing  technology  water quality  contamination  fracing  natural gas fracking 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 21, 2010

In today's episode, I interview David Adams, Halliburton's vice president for production enhancement, about hydraulic fracturing. He describes the fracking process, the associated benefits as well as the exaggerated risks. 

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Fossil Fuels or Alternatives?

alternative energy  biofuels  coal  domestic energy  fossil fuels  fossil fuels  offshore energy  oil prices  solar  wind 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 20, 2010

For the past couple of years, U.S. policymakers have been debating two different ways of addressing this country's energy needs. Some politicians believe the United States should embrace the development of alternative energy resources, including wind, solar and biofuels. Others say America should focus on domestic fossil fuels because alternative energy sources are not as affordable or efficient as coal, oil and natural gas. 

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E15 Causes Equipment Failures, Says DOE Study

department of energy  domestic energy  e10  e15  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ethanol  fuel blends  gasoline  gasoline pumps 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 17, 2010

In comments filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), API today revealed that a Department of Energy (DOE)-funded study shows the vast majority of existing gasoline pumps will fail if used to dispense E15. 

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Higher Oil Demand Signals Economic Recovery

crude oil  diesel  distribution  domestic energy  fuel  gasoline  oil demand  refineries  ulsd  diesel vehicles  fuel demand  ultra-low sulfer diesel 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 17, 2010

"Stronger fuel demand tells us a recovery is underway." Those are the words of API's Chief Economist John Felmy today, describing the good news in API's Monthly Statistical Report for November. The report shows that U.S. petroleum deliveries (a measure of demand) climbed 6.5 percent last month over November 2009. The increase was the largest year-to-year increase for any month in 2010. 

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The Oil Spill Suit

bp  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  interior department  macondo well  oil leak  oil spill  spill response  clean water act  national oceanic and atmospheric administration 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 16, 2010

The U.S. Justice Department filed suit against BP and eight other companies yesterday to recover billions of dollars from the Deepwater Horizon tragedy. The administration's suit asks that the companies be held responsible for all cleanup costs and damage to natural resources. 

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API Supports GWPC's Disclosure Registry

department of energy  domestic energy  energy policy  fracking  ground water protection council  groundwater  hydraulic fracturing  drilling wells  groundwater protection  hydraulic fracturing fluids  natural gas wells 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 15, 2010

API has announced that it supports the voluntary chemical disclosure registry being developed by the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) with the endorsement of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC). The registry is a step toward providing information about the chemicals in hydraulic fracturing fluids while protecting drilling companies' intellectual property. 

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The Importance of Global Energy Competitiveness and Transparency

domestic energy  energy policy  extractive industries transparency initiative  section 1504  securities and exchange commission  oil company shareholders 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 14, 2010

Tomorrow, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is set to vote on newly proposed rules stemming from Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. These rules could have serious impacts on the competitiveness of SEC-listed oil and natural gas companies in the quest for global energy resources. 

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The Court Denies a Motion, but the Battle Rages On

energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ghg  ghg emissions  greenhouse gas emissions  greenhouse gases  over regulation  greenhouse gas regulations 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 13, 2010

A federal appeals court has rejected a motion for a partial stay of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations, clearing the way for the rules to take effect on Jan. 2.

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U.S. Energy Innovations Help Argentina

horizontal drilling  hydraulic fracturing  shale formations  technology innovation  argentina  bolivia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 10, 2010

Here's a prime example of how good old-fashioned American ingenuity is helping people around the globe. This good news story involves Argentina and the U.S. innovation that combines horizontal drilling with hydraulic fracturing to produce natural gas locked in hard shale formations.

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