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offshore-leases  hydraulic-fracturing  energy-production  energy-policy  domestic-energy  crude-oil  cellulosic-mandates  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted December 28, 2012

At year’s end it’s customary to put together “best of” lists – sometimes because there’s not much else to talk about. Not so with energy. In fact, there’s so much good news on the energy front we didn’t even have to go beyond the past 30 days to assemble a good list of information-delivering charts and graphs (and the blog posts that featured them). So here it is: “Best Energy Charts – (December) 2012.”

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access  domestic-energy  energy-policy  energy-production 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted December 13, 2012

Rayola Dougher, API’s senior economics adviser, shared some important energy numbers with reporters during a conference call, connecting them with the potential for greater American prosperity in the future

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oil-sands  hydraulic-fracturing  energy-policy  energy-demand  access  natural-gas 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted December 11, 2012

ExxonMobil has released its annual long-term energy outlook, projecting global energy needs and supplies out to 2040. Some highlights:

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regulation  natural-gas  infrastructure  energy-policy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted December 4, 2012

Two pieces of good employment news in a new analysis of job opportunities in the oil and natural gas industry’s upstream (pre-refinery) sector:

  • With the implementation of pro-energy development policies, including opening new resource areas for drilling, the upstream part of the industry could create more than 500,000 new jobs by 2020 and more than 800,000 by 2030, according to IHS Global Insight.
  • More oil and natural gas jobs offer a great employment opportunity for African American and Latino workers. IHS projects that 166,000 or 31 percent of the new oil and gas upstream jobs created by 2020 could be held by African Americans and Latinos. Of new upstream jobs created by 2030, more than 285,000 (35 percent) could be held by African Americans and Latinos.

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industry-taxes  energy-policy  domestic-energy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted December 3, 2012

The federal government says it expects to take in $133.8 million in high bids for drilling rights in the western Gulf of Mexico from last week’s lease auction – a sale that underscored the oil and natural gas industry’s continued interest in deep-water development.

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natural-gas  energy-regulation  economic-impacts  domestic-oil  domestic-energy-production  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 29, 2012

From where he sits – literally, right across Lafayette Square from the White House – the U.S. Chamber’s Tom Donohue sees increased production of domestic oil and natural gas as the ace card in the high-stakes game policymakers are playing concerning the nation’s fiscal health

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domestic-energy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 29, 2012

These are just two instances where the oil and natural gas industry is leading economic opportunity, creating jobs, boosting employment. And it can do more. With more domestic resource areas opened to drilling – conventional as well as shale drilling using hydraulic fracturing – a common-sense approach to regulation and policies that encourage energy investment, our industry could create 1.4 million new jobs and generate $800 billion in additional revenue for government by 2030.

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natural-gas  fracking  environmental-impact  energy-policy  domestic-energy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 28, 2012

A new MIT study shows that the extraction of shale gas through hydraulic fracturing emits only a fraction more methane into the air than conventional gas drilling

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taxes  regulatory-system  regulation  energy-policy  domestic-energy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 26, 2012

A Wall Street Journal editorial predicts a “regulatory flood” from the Obama administration now that the election is over – in health care, financial services and energy.

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access  domestic-energy  innovation  natural-gas  oil-and-natural-gas  technology 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 21, 2012

A recent study by IHS Global Insight depicts the game-changing nature of U.S. unconventional oil and gas – trillions in potential new capital spending, job creation and energy production between now and 2035.

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