The People of America's Oil and Natural Gas Indusry

A Broad Spectrum of Reliable Energy

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 22, 2009

Yesterday's Richmond Times-Dispatch editorial, "Energy: Drill, Baby" discussed the nation's current and potential energy reserves and stressed the importance of increased access to oil and natural gas:

"...The country needs a broad spectrum of reliable and abundant energy sources. But fossil fuels will continue to make up a major part of the equation for years, if not decades. Start drilling--now."

Most Americans support increased access to offshore oil and natural gas resources, and development could generate government revenue, create thousands of new jobs and enhance the nation's energy security.

For more information, read the full editorial.


Jane Van Ryan was formerly senior communications manager and new media advisor at the American Petroleum Institute (API), where she wrote blog posts and produced podcasts and videos. Before coming to API, Jane managed communications for a large science and engineering corporation, and for a top-tier research and engineering university. A few years ago, you might have seen her in your living room when she delivered the news on television. Jane officially retired from API in 2011 and now freelances as an independent communications consultant when not gardening at her farm in Virginia.