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Jobs for Virginia

domestic energy  energy policy  virginia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 9, 2009

In an op-ed from today's Richmond Times-Dispatch, former Congressman Charlie Stenholm (D-TX) describes the potential benefits of offshore drilling to Virginia. Citing studies, he says offshore development would create about 1,900 new jobs and generate nearly $19.5 billion in revenues to federal, state and local governments. About $3 billion would go into the Virginia treasury over a period of 30 years, where it could be used to pay for hospitals, schools, roads and public safety.

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Oil and Natural Gas Jobs in Your State

domestic energy  natural gas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 9, 2009

As we've discussed on this blog, America's oil and natural gas industry supports more than 9 million jobs in every U.S. state--and one of them may be yours.

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Spur Job Creation with Energy Development - Not TARP Funds

domestic energy 

Jack Gerard

Jack Gerard
Posted December 8, 2009

In a speech today at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C., President Obama outlined a series of job creation ideas and called for using some of the $200 billion in the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) to help pay down the $1.4 trillion budget deficit and "create fiscal room for job creation programs."

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Op-ed: Oil and Natural Gas Companies Can Provide Jobs Boost

domestic energy  energy policy  oil sands  pennsylvania 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 8, 2009

The administration recently held a Jobs Summit to help determine the best way to put Americans back to work as quickly as possible. Today, API chairman and Devon CEO Larry Nichols authored an op-ed in The Hill that discusses how the U.S. oil and natural gas industry can be a part of the jobs solution.

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API's Common Sense Jobs Proposal

access  domestic energy  energy policy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 4, 2009

Although the oil and natural gas industry was not invited to the White House Jobs Summit yesterday, API today unveiled a legislative proposal that could create hundreds of thousands of jobs. 

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Missed Opportunity at the Jobs Summit

domestic energy  energy policy  over regulation  pennsylvania 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 3, 2009

API's President Jack Gerard and Devon's CEO and Chairman Larry Nichols called the White House Jobs Summit a "missed opportunity" during a conference call with reporters this morning, and wondered why the oil and natural gas industry was not invited. 

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Oil and Natural Gas Industry - Jobs Are Us

access  domestic energy  energy policy  government revenue 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 2, 2009

The numbers tell the story. The official U.S. unemployment rate stands at 10.2 percent but is believed to be closer to 20 percent. Economic analysts say that the country will pull itself out of the recession, but it's likely unemployment levels could remain high. Meanwhile, as the holidays approach, consumers are pinching pennies and worrying about an uncertain future, which could dampen their holiday festivities as well as the sales expectations of the nation's retailers.

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 95 - Pipelines: Safely Supplying Energy

colonial pipeline  domestic energy  gasoline  gulf coast  common ground alliance  katrina  811 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 1, 2009

In this episode, I interview Tim Felt, CEO of Colonial Pipeline Company, on the safety and reliability of the U.S. pipeline network and his company's impressive safety record.

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Analysis: Offshore Energy Production Benefits the Economy and Environment

access  domestic energy  offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 1, 2009

We've discussed many times on this blog how increased access to oil and natural gas resources would benefit our nation's economy. We've also mentioned that while producing this energy both on-and-offshore, companies are committed to environmentally responsible development. 

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The E15 Debate

air quality  domestic energy  e15  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ethanol  fuel  gasoline  gasoline blends 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 30, 2009

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering whether to increase the percentage of ethanol than can be placed in gasoline. At present, ethanol blends of up to 10 percent are permissible, and studies are underway to determine whether more ethanol can be added without causing harm to vehicles, fuel dispensing equipment and air quality. 

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