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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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Oil Spill Shouldn't Cloud Energy Facts

bp  climate bill  eia  energy reality  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  oil spill investigations  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 3, 2010

At a speech at Carnegie Mellon University yesterday, President Obama called the Gulf oil spill a "catastrophe" and pushed for a climate bill and higher taxes on oil companies to pay for "clean energy research and development." Mr. Obama added, "The next generation will not be held hostage to energy sources from the last century. We will not move back. America will move forward." 

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Diamond Saw Stuck

bp  deepwater horizon  diamond wire  domestic energy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  national oceanic and atmospheric administration  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 2, 2010

Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen reported this morning that the diamond wire being used to make a second "clean cut" in the Deepwater Horizon riser is stuck. 

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The Human Cost of Drilling Moratoria

access  blowout preventer  bp  deepwater drilling  domestic energy  drilling ban  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  obama  offshore drilling  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  oil spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 1, 2010

While BP prepares to cut the damaged riser from the blowout preventer (BOP) as the first step in using the low marine riser package (LMRP) at the Macondo well, analysts and bloggers are assessing the costs associated with the administration's deepwater drilling hiatus in the Gulf.

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Top Kill Fails

deepwater horizon  domestic energy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  oil spill cleanup  oil spill response  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 30, 2010

The engineers working on the Macondo well in the Gulf have abandoned the top kill procedure. Late yesterday afternoon, BP's Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles announced that the top kill and the junk shot did not plug the leaking well, so they are moving to the next option--the low marine riser package, or LMRP.

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Top Kill Procedure Continues

deepwater horizon  domestic energy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  oil spill cleanup  oil spill response  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 28, 2010

President Obama is traveling to the Gulf Coast to see the oil spill response first-hand today. His trip comes one day after he held a news conference to announce delays and cancellations in the U.S. offshore energy development program.

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Top Kill Stops Oil Leak, Reports Say

deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 27, 2010

At an early morning news conference, U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said today that engineers have stopped the flow of oil and gas into the Gulf of Mexico

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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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Top Kill Underway

blowout preventer  bop  bp  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  oil spill cleanup  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 26, 2010

BP has received permission to launch the "top kill" procedure on the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico. This means engineers can begin pumping heavy drilling fluids into the blowout preventer (BOP) and the wellbore in hopes of stopping the oil leaks. 

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Oil Spill Information on Scribd

bp  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  offshore drilling  oil spill response  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 25, 2010

In effort to provide more information about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and related issues such as industry safety and deepwater drilling, API has developed a number of comprehensive briefing papers

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