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Industry Forms Task Forces on Well Control and Spill Response

bp  containment cap  deepwater horizon  energy policy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  industry task forces  Jack Gerard  oil leak  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  spill response  well control 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 10, 2010

The oil and natural gas industry is forming two new task forces to address both short-term and long-term issues involving subsea well control and spill response and cleanup. 

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Gerard: Don't Put Energy Jobs at Risk

bp  deepwater horizon  department of the interior  energy policy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  Jack Gerard  liability trust fund  mms  moratorium  offshore drilling  oil spill cleanup  oil spill liability trust fund  doi  oil spill in gulf  osltf 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 9, 2010

API President and CEO Jack Gerard told Congress today that raising the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund cap from $75 million to $10 billion "would place about 145,000 jobs at risk."

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Avoid Unintended Consequences

blowout preventer  deepwater drilling  deepwater horizon  energy policy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  Jack Gerard  offshore drilling  oil spill  oil spill cleanup 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 3, 2010

Yesterday in a post on the National Journal's Energy and Environment Blog, API President and CEO Jack Gerard said policymakers should avoid enacting new policies and regulations that could have a negative impact on the nation's energy security and economic future.

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Jack Gerard Testifies at Oil Spill Hearing

bp  congress  deepwater horizon  energy policy  gulf oil spill  Jack Gerard  offshore drilling  hearing on oil spill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 27, 2010

API President and CEO Jack Gerard is testifying today at the House Natural Resources Committee's hearing on the nation's Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and natural gas strategy and the implications of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy.

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Opinion Leaders Cite Benefits of Offshore Drilling

deepwater horizon  domestic energy  energy policy  energy reality  gulf oil spill  Jack Gerard  offshore drilling  offshore energy  offshore safety 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 20, 2010

Whenever this nation is confronted by a major incident such as the Gulf oil spill, opinion-leaders step forward to offer their thoughts in print and online op-ed pages. Their comments are often thought-provoking and informative.

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Don't Mess with Success

deepwater drilling  domestic energy  earnings  edward markey  energy policy  Jack Gerard  offshore drilling  technology innovation  windfall profits  deepwater drilling technology  deepwater royalty relief act  offshore drilling in gulf  perdido 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 19, 2010

Many people in Washington and New York apparently have short memories. A case-in-point is the Deepwater Royalty Relief Act, which was passed during the Clinton Administration to encourage energy companies to develop oil and natural gas in the deep waters of the Gulf of the Mexico.

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Gerard on Jobs

drilling  energy  energy policy  Jack Gerard  job creation  oil company jobs  jobs bill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 3, 2010

Jobs continue to be one of the main topics of conversation in Washington. API's President and CEO Jack Gerard explains the oil and natural gas industry's potential as a jobs creator in the video below:

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