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Energy Taxes: Connecting the Dots

domestic energy  energy policy  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 17, 2010

To understand the potential impact of the administration's proposed budget, one must be able to connect the dots. Simply put, one must be able to anticipate how a policy proposed by the federal government could eventually affect the average American consumer. 

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Energy Development: The Key to Jobs

domestic energy  energy policy  government revenue 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 16, 2010

As we've been saying here for the past several weeks, the oil and natural gas industry could help to pull the economy out of the doldrums if it were allowed to search for and produce more domestic energy. The United States has abundant energy resources, and developing them could create hundreds of thousands of well-paying jobs, send much needed revenues to federal, state and local governments to pay for services, and improve U.S. energy security. 

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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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Reject Energy Tax Increases

domestic energy  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 11, 2010

An op-ed by Bernard Weinstein, associate director of the Macguire Energy Institute and an adjunct professor of Business Economics at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, adds some much needed common sense to today's political discussion about energy taxes

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 100 - Oil and Natural Gas: A Key to Economic Recovery

domestic energy  energy policy  energy reality 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 9, 2010

In today's episode, which was recorded a few days ago, I speak with API President and CEO Jack Gerard about the state of American energy and how increased domestic oil and natural gas production can bring jobs, revenues and greater energy security to the American economy. 

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More on Virginia's Quest to Explore for Oil and Gas

domestic energy  offshore drilling  virginia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 8, 2010

API is closed today due to the weather. The heavy snowfall has made travel - including commuting - to and from the nation's capital extremely difficult and even dangerous. Today, I'm working from a remote location where I have heat, electricity and connectivity, making me much more fortunate than many of my colleagues who live in areas with downed trees and power lines. 

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Peak Oil Demand

bp  department of energy  domestic energy  oil demand  oil supply  fuel consumption  global oil 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 5, 2010

News flash: Global oil demand is expected to peak between 95 and 110 million barrels a day, according to BP's CEO Tony Hayward. As reported by Reuters yesterday, Hayward expects oil demand will begin to decline probably after 2020. Today the world consumes about 85 million barrels of oil a day.

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Mark Levin: They Are Tax Deductions, Not Subsidies

domestic energy  energy policy  intangible drilling costs  obama administration  tax deductions  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 2, 2010

Whenever someone in government makes a major announcement, pay close attention to the words used and don't take them at face value. Here's a case-in-point: Yesterday, White House Budget Director Peter Orszag said the president's proposed budget would "eliminate fossil fuel subsidies." 

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Bloggers on the State of the Union

domestic energy  energy policy  energy reality  obama administration  offshore drilling  state of the union 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 29, 2010

The President's remarks about oil and natural gas development during the State of the Union speech Wednesday triggered many thoughtful--and thought-provoking--comments from bloggers around the country.

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