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Conference Call on Deepwater Horizon Response

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 7, 2010

Yesterday API hosted a conference call with 14 bloggers to discuss the Deepwater Horizon incident, and spill response and cleanup efforts. Several API representatives who have been closely monitoring the issue were on the call to take questions.

Experts on the call included:

  • Richard Ranger, Upstream/Industry Operations, API
  • Holly Hopkins, Upstream/Industry Operations, API
  • Robin Rorick, Group Director, Marine & Security, API
  • Allison Nyholm, Oil Spill Response Veteran, API
  • John Felmy, Chief Economist, API
  • John Wagner, Upstream Consultant, API

Bloggers who participated in the call included:

For more information, I encourage you to listen to the audio recording of the call using the player and follow along with the transcript below.


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.