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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted May 9, 2013

New Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell is on the right track in her remarks at this week’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, committing Interior to providing “regulatory certainty, predictability (and) consistency” in oil and natural gas development.
This is critical to reverse recent declining development in federal areas. According to the Congressional Research Service, while oil production in non-federal areas was up 2009 to 2012, in federal areas it was down 6 percent:

CRS Oil Federal vs NonFederal

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 18, 2011

It looks like a child's toy gyroscope on steroids, and it has the technology necessary to stop the flow from a well blowout on the ocean floor. It's the capping stack developed and built by a consortium of oil companies in response to the unprecedented Deepwater Horizon disaster that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico a year ago. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 5, 2011

As the 112th Congress convenes today, the new majority in the House of Representatives is putting its priorities in order and considering actions that could alter the nation's energy policies. 

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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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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 30, 2010

As the nation approaches the New Year, reporters around the country are writing about the energy outlook for 2011. There are quotes from analysts predicting oil and gasoline prices; opinion leaders discussing energy policies likely to be considered by the 112th Congress; and professors explaining the relative merits of fossil fuels and alternatives. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 28, 2010

If anyone doubts the current administration's negative impact on U.S. oil and natural gas development, the Western Energy Alliance (WEA) has some news for you: The numbers don't lie. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 20, 2010

The federal judge who overturned the initial deepwater drilling moratorium has thrown out operational provisions issued in a notice to offshore operators after the Deepwater Horizon accident. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 13, 2010

After a months-long investigation, the Department of the Interior made the right decision and ended the deepwater drilling moratorium. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said it was "appropriate" to end the ban because safety measures have been strengthened and spill response capabilities have been improved. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 6, 2010

For months, numerous studies--such as this one from LSU professor Dr. Joseph Mason and another by Moody's Analytics--have demonstrated the significant economic impact the deepwater drilling moratorium could have on the Gulf and U.S. economies.

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