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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 7, 2010

The theory of Peak Oil is one of the most widely discussed--and intriguing--energy topics in the blogosphere. Simply put, the theory refers to the widely-held concept that oil is finite and production inevitably will decline, forcing major changes to our way of life, our economy, as well as the fate of humankind worldwide. The theory is attributed to M. King Hubbert, an oil company geologist, who created a graph called Hubbert's Curve predicting a sharp decline in oil production near the beginning of the 21st Century. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 1, 2010

A group of 17 trade associations representing mining, chemicals, energy, manufacturing and business are asking key Democrats on the Senate Appropriations Committee as well as Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) to support an initiative to stop or delay the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) emission rules. In two separate letters, the trade groups, which include API, ask the senators "to pursue a moratorium on the stationary source rules...."

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 14, 2010

In today's episode, I report on the Rallies for Jobs held this month across America where energy workers, business leaders and consumers voiced their concerns about jobs, economic growth and affordable energy. 

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domestic-energy  energy  energy-citizens  energy-nation  energy-policy  energy-worker-rallies  job-creation  jobs-rallies  north-dakota  pennsylvania  rally-for-jobs  unemployment 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 27, 2010

During the first Clinton presidential campaign, adviser James Carville reportedly placed a placard on the wall that said, "The economy, stupid." His point was clear. The key issue for voters that year was the economy. 

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citizen-rallies  domestic-energy  energy  energy-policy  energy-worker-rallies  energy-workers  rally-for-jobs  rhetoric-vs-reality  unemployment 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 19, 2010

API President and CEO Jack Gerard announced this week that the oil and natural gas industry will sponsor a series of rallies in September, giving interested citizens forums where they can voice their concerns about the economy and jobs. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 18, 2010

A new Gallup poll shows Americans are divided down the middle over whether to lift the deepwater drilling moratorium. Overall, 47 percent of respondents say the ban should be lifted, while 46 percent say it should remain in place.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 11, 2010

Several years ago my husband was planting a bush in our lawn when the shovel struck something hard. Assuming he'd hit a rock, he gave the shovel a mighty push. Immediately, he heard the telltale hiss of natural gas as he severed a tiny pipe that fed fuel to the lantern by the driveway.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 4, 2010

There's never a dull moment in the energy business. Check out just a few of the things that have happened during the past few days: 

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