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New Study: Oil and Natural Gas Industry Vital to the Economy

access  domestic energy  energy  energy policy  energy taxes  pricewaterhousecoopers  revenue  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 9, 2009

A new PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) study released today found that the U.S. oil and natural gas industry supports more than 9 million American jobs and makes significant economic contributions as an employer and purchaser of American goods and services. 

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An Unnecessary Drag on the Economy

demand  domestic energy  energy  energy citizen  energy citizens  energy costs  energy policy  gasoline prices  over regulation  prices  waxman-markey  energy outlook 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 8, 2009

Today, inspired by a New York Times weekend editorialEnergy Outlook blogger Geoff Styles discusses the Waxman-Markey climate bill and the legislation's potential impact on gasoline prices.

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Tapping Virginia's Energy

access  domestic energy  energy  energy development  energy policy  mms  offshore drilling  outer continental shelf 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 1, 2009

In the heat of the gubernatorial campaign in Virginia, the Commonwealth's Speaker of the House is pushing the federal government to open the coastline to oil and natural gas development. Speaker William Howell has sent a letter to the Obama administration urging the leasing of 2.9 million acres of the Outer Continental Shelf along Virginia's coast by 2011.

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Discussion on Oil Sands Continues

canada  domestic energy  energy  energy development  oil sands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 27, 2009

Some online discussion has emerged from bloggers who recently toured the ConocoPhillips and Syncrude oil sands operations in Alberta, Canada

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More from the Rock Oil 2009 Tour

domestic energy  energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 21, 2009

As I wrote yesterday, this is a monumental week for the energy industry. It marks the 150th anniversary of the first successful oil drill and the significant changes we've been able to make since. Now, more energy production is required for the maintenance of our emerging economy. 

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Titusville or Bust

domestic energy  drilling  energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 20, 2009

This week marks the 150th anniversary of the first successful oil well drilled in the United States. In 1859, Col. Edwin Drake drilled down to a depth of 69½ feet near a creek in Pennsylvania where oil naturally seeped out of the ground and in the process, he changed the American way of life.

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Rallying Cry: Jobs and Affordable Energy

climate bill  domestic energy  energy  energy citizen  energy citizens  energy policy  rally  energycitizen  energycitizens 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 19, 2009

For those of you who couldn't attend yesterday's Energy Citizens rally in Houston, we've posted a video about the event. As you'll see, the crowd donned the yellow T-shirts passed out at the door, waved signs and listened intently to the speakers. 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 88 - A Tour of Canadian Oil Sands

canada  canadian oil sands  domestic energy  energy  energytomorrow radio  oil sands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 18, 2009

This week's episode focuses on the recent tour of oil sands operations in Alberta, Canada that I've been posting about frequently. As I've mentioned, oil sands are a critically important resource, providing crude oil to the United States. Of the more than 2 million barrels of Canadian crude oil that are imported to the U.S. every day, about half is derived from Canada's abundant oil sands.

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Don't Mess with Texas

climate bill  cra international  domestic energy  energy  energy policy  over regulation  texas  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 17, 2009

As the Senate will soon debate its version of a climate change bill, last Friday, a CRA International analysis of the "American Clean Energy and Security Act"--which passed by a narrow 219-212 House vote in June--reveals the devastating impact the legislation would have on Texans. 

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Rally for Jobs and Affordable Energy!

climate bill  domestic energy  energy  energy citizens  rally  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 14, 2009

A lot of reporters and bloggers have been jumping to conclusions about the rallies being organized in the next couple of weeks. Some have written that we're "taking a cue" from the health care opponents who've been attending town hall meetings across the country. Others are accusing us of Astroturfing. Nothing could be farther from the truth. 

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