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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 3, 2010

Jobs continue to be one of the main topics of conversation in Washington. API's President and CEO Jack Gerard explains the oil and natural gas industry's potential as a jobs creator in the video below:

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domestic-energy  energy-policy  hydraulic-fracturing  natural-gas  energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 20, 2010

"A great American success story." That's how Bob R. Simpson, chairman of the board and founder of XTO Energy Inc., described his company during today's congressional hearing--but the phrase also can be applied to the recent boom in U.S. natural gas production.

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alberta  canada  canadian-oil-sands  domestic-energy  energy  oil-sands  sagd  technology-innovation  conocophillips 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 24, 2009

Northern Alberta is believed to contain more recoverable oil than the total reserves of Saudi Arabia--existing in oil sands deposits--20% of which can be accessed via surface mining and 80% that are too deep for mining. 

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alberta  canada  canadian-oil-sands  domestic-energy  energy  oil-sands  technology-innovation  syncrude 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 23, 2009

In August, I wrote about my experience traveling to Alberta, Canada, with reporters and bloggers to see how oil sands are produced and converted into crude oil. 

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domestic-energy  drilling  energy  fl234  florida  offshore-drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 9, 2009

Walton Sun (Florida) op-ed, authored by geoscientist Al Swiercz and published last week, discussed the benefits of offshore drilling for Florida residents and the United States. Swiercz said that exploration would "not only protect the beauty of our beaches, but allow us to reap the benefits of offshore exploration," including tax revenues, jobs--including "blue-collar" rig jobs which pay upwards of $75,000 per year--and great fishing areas around offshore platforms. 

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climate-bill  climate-legislation  congress  energy  kerry-boxer  waxman-markey  environment-and-public-works-committee 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 30, 2009

The ongoing debate over the Kerry-Boxer climate bill has tended to focus primarily on two issues: the bill's potential costs and its proposed environmental benefits. But there are at least two other critically important items that have not been addressed adequately by the bill's sponsors. Both were mentioned briefly at yesterday's hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing. 

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climate-bill  climate-legislation  congress  energy  environment-and-public-works-committee  kerry-boxer  refineries  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 29, 2009

One of America's largest refiners told a Senate panel yesterday that climate legislation could force his company to shutter some U.S. refineries. Bill Kleese, president and CEO of Valero Energy Corp. (not a member of API) made his comments during the second day of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearings on the Kerry-Boxer bill which proposes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent in 2020. The Kerry-Boxer bill would likely reduce U.S. refining jobs because refiners would be forced to pay billions of dollars for carbon credits. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 27, 2009

This week, the National Journal's Energy & Environment Blog posed several questions about the Kerry-Boxer climate bill. Among them, "What's your take on the chairman's mark and EPA's analysis?" The blog also invited a number of individuals, including API's Jack Gerard, to discuss the bill's strong points, weak points and provide an overall perspective on the legislation. 

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climate  climate-bill  climate-change  climate-legislation  efficiency  energy  energy-tomorrow  energytomorrow  kerry-boxer  kerry-boxer-bill  waxman-markey  waxman-markey-bill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 22, 2009

House and Senate leaders are continuing to push for climate legislation despite the fact that far fewer people believe that global warming is a serious problem, according to a new survey released today by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. The survey, conducted among 1,500 adults from Sept. 30-Oct. 4, shows that 35 percent of respondents believe global warming is very serious as compared with 44 percent in April 2008. 

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canadian-oil-sands  ceri  american-petroleum-institute  energy  natural-gas  oil-sands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 16, 2009

Be grateful that energy-rich Canada is our friendly neighbor to the North. A new study released today shows that the development of Canada's oil sands will lead to the creation of more than 340,000 new U.S. jobs between 2011 and 2025. With our national unemployment rate at 9.8 percent, this is very welcoming news. 

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