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API Comments on DOI's Proposed Ocean Energy Safety Institute

boemre  boemre  deepwater drilling  domestic energy  energy policy  interior department  offshore drilling  offshore energy  technology  ocean energy safety institute  offshore energy development 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 1, 2010

API President and CEO Jack Gerard yesterday sent a letter to Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar, providing the industry's thoughts and concerns about the proposed Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI). This new entity, as proposed by the government, would provide a forum for a collaborative government-industry research initiative aimed at improving the safety of U.S. offshore energy development. 

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Gov. Paterson Should Veto the Fracking Moratorium

access  bakken shale  domestic energy  energy information administration  energy policy  fracking  hydraulic fracturing  moratorium  new york 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 30, 2010

The New York State Assembly passed a measure placing a six-month moratorium on hydraulic fracturing late yesterday. The state Senate passed the ban in August, and now the legislation will go to Gov. David Paterson for his signature.

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Voters Reject Energy Taxes

congress  domestic energy  energy information administration  energy policy  energy taxes  intangible drilling costs  taxes  manufacturing tax deduction 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 30, 2010

American voters understand that higher taxes are the wrong prescription for domestic oil and natural gas development. In an election-night poll conducted by Harris Interactive and commissioned by API, 60 percent of voters opposed a tax increase on the oil and natural gas industry, and 54 percent said an increase could destroy jobs. 

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What You Pay for at the Pump

crude oil  distribution  energy policy  energy prices  excise taxes  gas prices  gasoline  gasoline prices  oil and natural gas  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 30, 2010

If you drove during the Thanksgiving Day holiday, you probably noticed that the price of gasoline has increased. Since September, gas prices have climbed several cents per gallon.

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Embracing All Forms of Energy

demand  domestic energy  eia  energy consumption  energy demand  energy information administration  energy policy  energy reality  oil consumption  rhetoric vs reality  natural gas consumption  world energy demand 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 29, 2010

Before anyone--including each U.S. lawmaker--engages in a meaningful discussion about energy policy, it's important to understand the facts. Although this might seem to be an obvious point, it's one that shouldn't be overlooked especially during this fall's lame duck congressional session. 

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Don't Force-Feed E15 into the Marketplace

congress  coordinating research council  domestic energy  e10  e15  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ethanol  fuel blends  gasoline  gasoline blends  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 24, 2010

Here is a prime example of what can happen when Congress and the administration tamper with the free market system to impose their will on the American public. Simply put, their meddling can create major headaches for consumers. 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode - 122 A Milestone for ULSD Fuel

air quality  diesel  emissions  energy policy  environmental protection agency  fuel  gasoline  refinery  ulsd  vehicle  highway travel  oil industry tax rate  truck  ultra low sulfur diesel 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 23, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Patrick Kelly, API's policy advisor for downstream fuels issues, about the completion of the transition from low sulfur diesel to Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel for highway travel.

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Thanksgiving Travel and Fuel Prices

aaa  diesel  diesel fuel  domestic energy  fuel  gas prices  gasoline  gasoline taxes  prices  travel  thanksgiving 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 22, 2010

Nearly 42.2 million travelers are expected to hit the roads or take airplanes during the Thanksgiving holiday. According to AAA, that's an increase of 11.4 percent over last year. 

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The Enormous Potential of PA's Marcellus Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing

access  domestic energy  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  fracking  fracking fluids  hydraulic fracturing  pennsylvania  shale rock  fracturing fluids  marcellus shale coalition  pittsburgh  water supplies 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 19, 2010

Pennsylvania appears to be having a knee-jerk reaction to a commonly-used process to produce natural gas from shale rock formations. In the past few days, the outgoing governor has imposed a ban on all new natural gas drilling on public lands, and Pittsburgh's City Council has passed a bill to ban drilling within the city limits.

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Barnett's Monster Well

domestic energy  energy policy  fracking  government revenue  horizontal drilling  hydraulic fracturing  natural gas  texas  barnett formation  chesapeake energy corporation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 18, 2010

It's being called a monster. It's the biggest natural gas well in North Texas' Barnett Shale formation, and in September it produced more than 17.8 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.

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