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Riviera of the West

domestic energy  government revenue  offshore drilling  technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 28, 2009

Architect Joesph Linesch (1924-1996) had a vision for Long Beach, California--to become the Riviera of the West, a nearly fantasy-like harbor rivaling the buildings and landscapes he designed for Disneyland and Epcot Center. Between 1965 and 1968, he created structures and landscaping that make the oil production facilities here look like a high-end condominium complex

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Resource-Rich Real Estate

california  domestic energy  offshore drilling  technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 25, 2009

Thursday was another gorgeous day in Long Beach, with blue skies and a pleasant breeze blowing along the harbor. At Lighthouse Point, children picnicked with their families while fishermen on a nearby pier caught croakers for supper. At the docks, you could hear seals barking at the Aquarium of the Pacific as tourists returned to shore on boats offering whale watching tours. 

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Traveling to THUMS

access  domestic energy  offshore drilling  technology innovation  thums islands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 24, 2009

No one likes to watch sausage being made, but most of us enjoy sausage. That seems to be the case with oil and natural gas, too. The vast majority of Americans enjoy the benefits afforded by these energy-rich fuels, but some Americans would prefer not to see how they are produced. 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 90 - Oil and Natural Gas Industry Vital to Economy

domestic energy  natural gas  pricewaterhousecoopers 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 22, 2009

This week's episode focuses on the recent PricewaterhouseCoopers study regarding the impact of the oil and natural gas industry on the U.S. economy. As the study shows, the industry supports 9.2 million workers and contributes more than $1 trillion to the economy. Art Wiese, API's policy analysis manager, discusses the findings with me. 

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Last Chance

access  domestic energy  energy policy  energy reality  leasing  offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 21, 2009

Today is your last chance to write to the government to support the Five-Year offshore drilling plan. At the close of business today, the Minerals Management Service (MMS) will end the public comment period, tally the emails and letters, write a report on its findings, and help the Secretary of the Interior decide whether to implement the government's offshore drilling plan.

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Too Much Domestic Oil and Gas?

domestic energy  energy  energy policy  gasoline  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 18, 2009

Did you know that the top economist at the U.S. Treasury believes the United States is producing too much oil and natural gas?

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An Energy Partnership with Canada

canada  domestic energy  energy  energy policy  oil sands  revenue 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 16, 2009

This week, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will visit the United States, and high on the agenda in discussions with President Obama should be our country's energy partnership with Canada.

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The California Lab

domestic energy  over regulation  prices 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 14, 2009

If you're looking for a laboratory where environmental and energy policy is being tested, look west toward California. Over the past several years, California's elected officials have enacted some of the strongest requirements to curb air pollution, create its own recipe for gasoline and transition to a new form of diesel fuel earlier than anywhere else in the country.

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Yesterday on the Hill

congress  domestic energy  energy  energy costs  energy policy  obama  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 11, 2009

Yesterday, API Chairman J. Larry Nichols told Congress that the Obama administration's $80 billion tax increase on America's oil and natural gas industry is based on myths and would result in less oil and natural gas for consumers, higher energy costs and kill jobs at a time when the nation's economy needs all the help it can get.

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Increased Access = MORE Jobs, Revenue

access  domestic energy  energy policy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 10, 2009

Back in February, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that he was extending the public comment period for the Draft Proposed Program on Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) energy development. The comment period ends right around the corner--September 21, 2009--and at this time the Minerals Management Service (MMS) will analyze comments and make recommendations.

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