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The Price of Fuel and Ill-Conceived Policies

crude oil  department of the interior  diesel  diesel fuel  domestic energy  energy policy  fuel  fuel prices  gas prices  gasoline  gasoline prices  gulf of mexico  moratorium  offshore drilling moratorium  oil demand  prices  ulsd  ultra-low sulfur diesel 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 30, 2010

Gasoline prices rose to their highest level in the past two years yesterday. According to AAA, the average price of gasoline climbed one penny Dec. 29 to $3.071 per gallon. This is the highest level since October 15, 2008, when the average price of gasoline reached $3.084. 

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Poll: Drilling Restrictions Based on Politics

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 22, 2010

Americans see politics behind the U.S. Department of the Interior decision to prevent any expansion of oil and natural gas drilling in the Atlantic, Pacific and eastern Gulf of Mexico. According to a public opinion poll conducted by Harris Interactive for API, 63 percent of respondents believe the decision is based on politics; only 30 percent believe the ban is based on science.

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More Drilling Delays Announced

access  deepwater drilling  domestic energy  energy demand  energy policy  government  interior department  offshore drilling  offshore drilling ban  offshore drilling moratorium  deepwater wells  environmental review 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 9, 2010

The administration is erecting more roadblocks to offshore drilling. According to published reports, the government will require an environmental assessment for each and every deepwater well. It also plans to extend the government's timeframe for exploration plan review from 30 to 90 days. 

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Canadian Oil Sands More Important Than Ever

access  canadian oil sands  domestic energy  energy policy  energy policy research foundation  foreign oil  keystone xl pipeline  offshore drilling ban  offshore drilling moratorium  oil sands  drilling ban 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 8, 2010

The administration's decision to ban oil and natural gas development in the Atlantic, Pacific and the eastern Gulf of Mexico for the next seven years exacerbates an ongoing problem for the United States: Despite calls for energy independence, the nation could become more reliant on oil from other countries. 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode - 123 Economic Harm of Offshore Ban

access  domestic energy  drilling ban  drilling permits  energy policy  foreign oil  government revenue  gulf of mexico  moratorium  offshore drilling  offshore drilling ban  offshore drilling moratorium 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 7, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Sara Banaszak, API's senior economist, about the administration's recent ban on offshore drilling and its impact on the economy, jobs and energy security. 

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Offshore Ban 'Imperiling Our Energy Future'

access  domestic energy  drilling ban  drilling permits  energy policy  foreign oil  government revenue  gulf of mexico  moratorium  offshore drilling  offshore drilling ban  offshore drilling moratorium 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 6, 2010

"The decision...made last week is inconsistent with the will of the American people." API President and CEO Jack Gerard. 


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Unemployment Up, Drilling Jobs Down

access  domestic energy  energy policy  ethanol  fuel blends  gulf of mexico  moratorium  obama administration  offshore drilling  renewable energy  unemployment  wind power  offshore rigs 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 3, 2010

There's more bad news on the economic front today. The official unemployment rate has climbed to 9.8 percent. An estimated 15 million Americans are out of work this holiday season. 

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The Impact of the Administration's Offshore Leasing Ban

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 2, 2010

In a major policy reversal, the Obama administration yesterday announced that it would not include potentially energy-rich areas of the eastern Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic, and the Pacific in the government's next five-year offshore leasing plan. Further, the administration also officially delayed the next two lease sales for the central and western Gulf.

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