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Erik Milito

Erik Milito
Posted March 15, 2013

Opponents of a free market for natural gas have been trumpetinga new study which purports to show that LNG exports would be an economic negative for the United States. This flies in the face of analysis done by the Department of EnergyThe Brookings InstituteICF International and others which showed that to boost economic activity open markets are the way to go. So we took a look at the study to figure out why their conclusions are not consistent with other industry or government projections. We found some serious biases and inconsistent assumptions added up to a fatally flawed report. Here are a few specifics.

The employment impact analysis is flawed because it assumes no incremental natural gas production.

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natural-gas  exports  energy  department-of-energy 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted December 5, 2012

Big news in a just-released study conducted for the U.S. Energy Department, which finds that allowing U.S. liquid natural gas exports would help the economy – and increasingly so as LNG exports grow. NERA Economic Consulting analyzed 16 different export scenarios, incorporating different assumptions about U.S. natural gas supply and demand and different export levels

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blowout-preventer  deepwater-horizon  department-of-energy  domestic-energy  energy-information-administration  energy-policy  gulf-of-mexico  gulf-oil-spill  macondo-well  oil-leak  oil-production  oil-spill  boemr  oil-rig 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 6, 2011

The presidential commission examining the Deepwater Horizon accident has determined that several missteps contributed last April's blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, including poor decision-making by the companies' management and government regulators. According to an excerpt from its report, the commission found the tragedy "was not the product of a series of abberational decisions made by a rogue industry...the root causes are systemic" and should be corrected. 

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department-of-energy  domestic-energy  e1034  e1534  energy-policy  environmental-protection-agency  epa34  ethanol  fuel-blends  gasoline  gasoline-pumps 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 17, 2010

In comments filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), API today revealed that a Department of Energy (DOE)-funded study shows the vast majority of existing gasoline pumps will fail if used to dispense E15. 

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department-of-energy  domestic-energy  energy-policy  fracking  ground-water-protection-council  groundwater  hydraulic-fracturing  drilling-wells  groundwater-protection  hydraulic-fracturing-fluids  natural-gas-wells 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 15, 2010

API has announced that it supports the voluntary chemical disclosure registry being developed by the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) with the endorsement of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC). The registry is a step toward providing information about the chemicals in hydraulic fracturing fluids while protecting drilling companies' intellectual property. 

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biofuels  coordinating-research-council  department-of-energy  e1034  e1534  energy-policy  environmental-protection-agency  epa34  ethanol  fuel-blends  over-regulation  cars 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 9, 2010

API and a group of food and farm industry associations filed a lawsuit today with the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit against the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) E15 waiver decision.

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coordinating-research-council  department-of-energy  domestic-energy  e1534  energy-policy  environmental-protection-agency  epa34  ethanol  ethanol-blends  fuel  fuel-blends  gasoline  over-regulation  e2034  emissions-control-equipment 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 14, 2010

Yesterday's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) E15 news release is a classic example of Washington obfuscation. Although it appears to explain the agency's reasons for approving a new fuel blend consisting of 85 percent gasoline and 15 percent ethanol for 2007 and new vehicles, the news release very cleverly avoids many of the key considerations that should have been part of the E15 decision


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air-quality  biodiesel  biofuels  department-of-energy  domestic-energy  energy-policy  fuel-blends  heating-oil  over-regulation  refiners  ultra-low-sulfur-diesel 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 27, 2010

Changes are planned for heating oil in the Northeast. In the region of the country where the preponderance of heating oil customers are located, several states are reducing the amount of sulfur allowed in the fuel. 

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