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U.S. Energy Policy is 'Stuck in Neutral'

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 12, 2010

Gov. Bob McDonnell set the tone for yesterday's Summit on Virginia's Energy Future when he strode to the podium and said, "Welcome to the energy capital of the East Coast." 

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Another Step Toward Offshore Drilling

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 11, 2010

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed two bills yesterday to make his state the "Energy Capital of the East Coast." 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 102 - Development off Virginia's Coast

domestic energy  energy policy  leasing  offshore drilling  virginia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 9, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Brett Vassey, president and CEO of the Virginia Manufacturers Association, about the state's energy summit scheduled for March 11 and the importance of accessing oil and natural gas resources off Virginia's coast.

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Offshore Drilling: What's the Administration's Agenda?

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 3, 2010

As the ranking Republican on the House Natural Resources CommitteeRep. Doc Hastings (R-WA) is in a position to closely observe and act on the administration's proposed energy policies. 

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Shorter Leases Could Lead to Less U.S. Energy

domestic energy  energy policy  leasing  offshore drilling  technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 12, 2010

The Interior Department's Minerals Management Service (MMS) yesterday announced that it is shortening the lease terms for many offshore Gulf of Mexico oil and natural gas prospects. In a statement, MMS announced it would offer leases to energy companies in March, but that the leasing periods would be reduced from ten years to seven years for leases in depths of 800 to 1,600 meters. Three-year extensions could be made available to drillers who begin a well during the initial leasing term. 

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API Speaks to Interior Department

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 27, 2010

Today the American Petroleum Institute (API) offered comments responding to allegations that API President and CEO Jack Gerard misrepresented facts about oil and natural gas leasing:

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