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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 2, 2010

Whenever someone in government makes a major announcement, pay close attention to the words used and don't take them at face value. Here's a case-in-point: Yesterday, White House Budget Director Peter Orszag said the president's proposed budget would "eliminate fossil fuel subsidies." 

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energy-policy  obama-tax-policy  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 1, 2010

The White House released its 2011 budget proposal today, containing several new taxes on the oil and natural gas industry.

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domestic-energy  government-revenue  natural-gas  pennsylvania  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 19, 2010

There's an old adage among economists that says, "If you tax something, you get less of it." Apparently Gov. Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania isn't familiar with that expression. 

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domestic-energy  energy-policy  obama-administration  over-regulation  taxes  white-house-jobs-summit 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 13, 2010

Considering unemployment is at its highest level in almost 30 years, "you'd think the Obama administration would do everything possible to save existing jobs and create new ones," says op-ed author Jim Constantopoulos, a professor of Geology at Eastern New Mexico University in his recent Sun-News op-ed

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gasoline  prices  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 8, 2010

The record cold weather has helped to push up crude oil prices this week. When the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) closed yesterday, the price of oil stood at $82.66 a barrel. Because there are 42 gallons in a barrel of oil, this is equal to $1.97 per gallon. 

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congress  energy-policy  energy-taxes  labor-unions  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 26, 2009

Members of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Labor-Management Committee, which includes API along with fifteen labor unions, have written to senior members of Congress encouraging them to support tax policies that will protect and encourage the development of quality U.S. jobs, while at the same time fortifying our nation's energy and economic security. 

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climate  climate-bill  climate-change  congress  distribution  energy-tomorrow  energytomorrow  kerry-boxer  natural-gas  taxes  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 23, 2009

More voices are speaking out against the climate legislation being considered on Capitol Hill. Here's a sampling of some of the statements and studies that have been in the news during the past couple of days.

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domestic-drilling  earnings  energy-tomorrow  energytomorrow  offshore-drilling  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 13, 2009

U.S. oil and natural gas drilling rose slightly in the third quarter of 2009, but it still was quite sluggish. "API's Quarterly Well Completion Report: Third Quarter" showed that total well completions rose 10.2 percent from the second quarter of this year, but the total number of wells and dry holes was down 46 percent from 2008's third quarter.

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energy-production  energy-supplies  energy-taxes  energy-tomorrow  energytomorrow  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 12, 2009

Did you know that President Obama's 2010 budget proposal calls for more than $80 billion in new taxes on the oil and natural gas industry? If the budget is approved by Congress, these new energy taxes could have a negative impact on virtually everyone in the United States. 

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