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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 28, 2010

U.S. oil and natural gas drilling increased markedly in the third quarter this year, according to API's 2010 Quarterly Well Completion Report: Third Quarter. An estimated 11,297 oil wells, natural gas wells and dry holes were completed, which was 45 percent higher than during the same period in 2009. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 28, 2010

When you think about it, all of us in some way are connected to the oil and natural gas industry, and its impact on the U.S. economy is massive. 

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access  domestic-energy  energy-policy  leasing  natural-gas-jobs  natural-gas-tax  pennsylvania  taxes  unemployment  ed-rendell  severance-tax 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 27, 2010

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell yesterday signed an executive order halting natural gas development on state lands. In a statement, he said the ban was needed "to protect our un-leased public lands from this [drilling] rush." But many believe the executive order was driven by politics, not environmental protection. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 27, 2010

With just a few days to go before one of the most highly-contested mid-term elections in U.S. history, Americans are taking a hard look at the candidates and the issues before heading to the polls. Whether they are Republicans, Democrats or Independents, voters recognize the election's importance in framing fiscal policy, as well as energy and environmental issues for the next two years. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 26, 2010

The staff at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a whip snapping at its heels. For more than a decade now, the agency has been developing and refining its methodology for a "top down" inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States based on macroeconomic information. With that, the agency's career professionals have been rushing for the past two years to establish a "bottoms up" process for inventorying GHGs, including carbon dioxide and methane, and have ordered large and small facilities all over the country to collect emissions data and file reports. 

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canada  domestic-energy  keystone-xl-pipeline  nebraska  oil-pipeline  oil-sands  oklahoma  refinery  transcanada  alberta 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 26, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Dan Gunderson, a consultant to API, who describes the benefits of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil-sands derived crude oil from Canada to markets in Oklahoma and refineries along the Gulf Coast.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 25, 2010

Last Friday, API President and CEO Jack Gerard delivered a speech at the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas, describing the benefits of oil and natural gas to the American way of life and the economy. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 22, 2010

Yesterday API hosted a blogger conference call to discuss several U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposals on the table that could harm the United States' economy. Topics included the agency's premature approval of E15, a gasoline blend containing 15 percent ethanol, as well as the agency's plans to regulate greenhouse gases, toughen ozone standards, and even govern things like farm dust and boilers. As we have noted previously here on the Energy Tomorrow Blog, a recent report by the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI estimates that the proposed ozone standard alone could destroy 7.3 million U.S. jobs. 

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access  crude-oil  ghg34  greenhouse-gas-emissions  keystone-xl  keystone-xl-pipeline  oil-pipeline  oil-sands  pipeline-expansion  state-department 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 22, 2010

The debate over oil sands has taken a new political twist with a U.S. Senator asking whether the State Department will fairly consider a pipeline expansion project that could bring more Canadian crude oil to the United States. 

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biofuels  congress  e1534  energy-policy  environmental-protection-agency  epa34  ethanol  fuel-blends  gasoline-blends 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 21, 2010

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a new multi-million dollar program to promote the production of and demand for biofuels. His announcement came on the heels of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) approval of E15, a fuel blend containing up to 15 percent ethanol.

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