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Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted January 28, 2011

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee kicked off their first hearing of the new Congress with one of the most controversial topics in the energy sphere: the safety of deep water drilling.

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Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted January 27, 2011

In last night's State of the Union address, President Obama called for reform of the corporate income tax for all businesses, but also singled out the oil industry for tax code punishment.

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Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted January 26, 2011

President Obama's executive order last week to review regulations that could place unnecessary burdens on businesses struck a chord with manufacturers, particularly those in energy-intensive industries.

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Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted January 25, 2011

Months before the White House oil spill commission's report on the Gulf of Mexico accident, the U.S. oil and natural gas industry had produced guidance on well cementing, begun a new standard on deepwater well construction, seen its safety management practices adopted into government rules, started an effort to produce state-of-the-art well containment systems, held workshops on implementation of a safety case (a comprehensive safety management system) and initiated work on an independently audited safety body.

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Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted January 24, 2011

U.S. fuel consumption increased at the fastest pace in six years in 2010, a sign that the economy is rebounding, according to the American Petroleum Institute.

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Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted January 21, 2011

The Obama administration has decided to approve the use of higher levels of ethanol in automobiles made between 2001 and 2006, handing a victory to corn farmers and deepening a conflict with auto makers, oil refiners and other interests who oppose such a step.

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