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Capping Stack: A Positive Outcome from a Tragic Accident

deepwater horizon  domestic energy  energy iq  gulf of mexico  offshore operations  oil spill  safety standards  spill response  technology innovation  department of the interior  oil spill containment 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 18, 2011

It looks like a child's toy gyroscope on steroids, and it has the technology necessary to stop the flow from a well blowout on the ocean floor. It's the capping stack developed and built by a consortium of oil companies in response to the unprecedented Deepwater Horizon disaster that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico a year ago. 

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On Energy - Sitting Still

deepwater drilling  domestic energy  energy policy  gasoline  gulf of mexico  moratorium  offshore drilling  permitorium 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 1, 2011

Energy isn't easy. It isn't easy to produce the affordable, abundant, safe, and secure energy our nation needs today; and it certainly isn't easy to put the policies in place to ensure that we can continue that production in the future. However, there is one thing that is easy; telling everyone what they want to hear, while actually doing nothing. And a review of recent developments indicates that some politicians are trying to protect their jobs by adopting conflicting or incoherent positions that threaten the jobs of others:

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Our Commitment to Safety

boemre  boemre  center for offshore safety  domestic energy  energy policy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  oil spill  technology innovation 

Jack Gerard

Jack Gerard
Posted March 23, 2011

With more than 60-years operating in the Gulf of Mexico, the oil and natural gas industry has a strong safety record, drilling more than 42,000 wells. Thirty percent of U.S. oil production and 13 percent of natural gas production comes from the Gulf, and these resources are a vital part of our energy security.

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Developing Domestic Energy - What the Issue Is

access  domestic energy  energy policy  government revenue  gulf of mexico  leasing 

John Felmy
Posted March 18, 2011

As a rule of thumb it is generally not a good idea to spend a lot of time arguing against the ridiculous. But when the ridiculous is coming from folks who have the power to implement policies which will harm our economic and energy security an exception to the rule is warranted. Such is the case with the notion that oil and natural gas companies don't want to develop oil and natural gas resources.

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Judge Orders Interior to Act on More Drilling Permits

access  boemre  boemre  deepwater drilling  domestic energy  gulf of mexico  interior department  offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 2, 2011

The Interior Department isn't off the legal hook yet. Although it finally issued one deepwater drilling permit this week after months of delays, U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman has ordered it to act on two more permit applications, raising the total number to seven. 

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Canada and the US: Energy Security and Job Creation

access  canada  energy policy  gasoline  gulf of mexico  keystone xl  oil sands  state department 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 25, 2011

The U.S. State Department is evaluating a permit application to extend TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline to refineries in the U.S. Gulf Coast. If the project is approved, the pipeline would transport oil-sands derived oil from Alberta, Canada, to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries where it can be turned into products for American consumers. Although the pipeline has been on the drawing board for years, its importance to the United States is becoming clearer with every passing day. 

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Industry meets final requirement for drilling to resume

deepwater drilling  domestic energy  energy policy  gulf of mexico  offshore drilling  boem 

Jack Gerard

Jack Gerard
Posted February 17, 2011

The U.S. oil and natural gas industry has completed the final requirement necessary to return to production in the Gulf, with today's news that the industry-led Marine Well Containment Company had completed testing.

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Keystone is Key For Jobs and Growth

canada  canadian oil sands  crude oil  domestic energy  energy policy  gulf of mexico  keystone xl  keystone xl pipeline  nebraska  oil sands  refinery  state department  energy poicy 

Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted February 7, 2011

A few days ago in the midst of a blizzard on one of the coldest days of the year, members of the Construction and General Laborers Local 1140 met in Lincoln, Nebraska to rally in support of the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and in opposition to state legislative proposals that would delay its construction.

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