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$1 Million per Day Investment

domestic energy  efficiency  royalties  technology innovation  royalty payments 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 13, 2010

The U.S. Interior Department yesterday announced that it will launch a nine-month study into royalty payments in other countries to determine whether U.S. royalty rates should be changed.

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 104 - Obama's Offshore Drilling Announcement: A Step in the Right Dir

domestic energy  offshore drilling  outer continental shelf  technology innovation  virginia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 6, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Erik Milito, API's group director of upstream and industry operations, about President Obama's plan to open areas on the Outer Continental Shelf for offshore drilling. Erik says this is a step in the right direction, and explains how opening even more areas offshore could benefit the economy. 

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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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Study: Industry Investment Reduces GHG Emissions

climate change  efficiency  epa  greenhouse gas emissions  technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 26, 2010

While members of Congress have been considering proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), the oil and natural gas industry has been investing in technologies that have reduced GHGs from its facilities and processes. 

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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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EPA Launches Study on Hydraulic Fracturing

domestic energy  energy policy  epa  fracking  hydraulic fracturing  hydrofracking  technology innovation  water quality  epa study on fracking  epa study on hydraulic fracturing 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 18, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it will launch a study into the oil and natural gas production practice known as hydraulic fracturing. According to a press statement, EPA will focus on fracking's potential impact on water quality and public health. 

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The New Energy Tour

access  efficiency  energy iq  energy reality  energytomorrow  renewable energy  technology innovation  energy tour  tech tour 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 1, 2010

Last week on EnergyTomorrow.org, we relaunched a portion of the site called the "Interactive Tech Tour," now simply known as the "Energy Tour." The Energy Tour allows visitors to learn more about different facets of the oil and natural gas industry by choosing from four different themes:

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Tweeting about Energy Policy

technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 19, 2010

EnergyTomorrow launched this blog about ten months ago with the goal of starting an online conversation about energy policy. We're always glad to hear from people who are passionate about the energy decisions being made in our nation, no matter whether they agree or disagree with us. This blog gives everyone the opportunity to express his or her views openly and transparently, examine the facts, and perhaps over time arrive at some conclusions that can help all of us move together toward a secure energy future. 

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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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