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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 8, 2010

The offshore oil and natural gas industry is in a holding pattern of sorts today, waiting for the Minerals Management Service (MMS) to issue Notices to Lessees (NTL) that will provide information about offshore energy development. Announcements from MMS offices last week caused concern when at least two drilling permits were rescinded in shallow water after the president announced a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 8, 2010

Anti-oil activists have found an outlet for their frustration over the Gulf oil spill. In several states this week, they are protesting, holding vigils, and calling for boycotts against BP. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 7, 2010

The New York Times reports another ship is being sent to the leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well to process oil and gas captured by the containment cap and brought safely to the surface. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 7, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Burt Adams, chairman of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), about the potential economic effects of the president's six-month deepwater drilling moratorium on coastal communities. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 4, 2010

The response to the administration's decision to disrupt deepwater offshore drilling in the Gulf is beginning to hurt the economies of coastal communities--the same communities that are losing income from fishing and tourism due to the spill.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 4, 2010

BP and a team of engineers have lowered the containment cap on the blowout preventer. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 3, 2010

Observers from all over the Gulf Coast and the nation tonight are watching closely as BP and a team of engineers attempt to lower a containment cap on the Macondo well riser.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 3, 2010

Yesterday in a post on the National Journal's Energy and Environment Blog, API President and CEO Jack Gerard said policymakers should avoid enacting new policies and regulations that could have a negative impact on the nation's energy security and economic future.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 3, 2010

At a speech at Carnegie Mellon University yesterday, President Obama called the Gulf oil spill a "catastrophe" and pushed for a climate bill and higher taxes on oil companies to pay for "clean energy research and development." Mr. Obama added, "The next generation will not be held hostage to energy sources from the last century. We will not move back. America will move forward." 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 2, 2010

Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen reported this morning that the diamond wire being used to make a second "clean cut" in the Deepwater Horizon riser is stuck. 

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