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air-quality  emissions  energy  epa34  over-regulation  ultra-low-sulfur-diesel 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 4, 2009

There's no doubt about it--the air is much cleaner today than it was a few years ago. The City of Los Angeles is no longer engulfed in a brown haze; the air in the Ohio Valley now has a crisp, clean smell; and Milwaukee residents are breathing easier than ever before.

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earnings  energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 3, 2009

Second quarter 2009 earnings reports clearly show the recession's impact on the energy sector. - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P580#sthash.EeXPTYED.dpuf

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canada  canadian-oil-sands  domestic-energy  energy  oil-sands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 3, 2009

Why would the United States Congress snub its nose at our neighbors to the north? It's a very good question, and one that leaves us scratching our heads. Please allow me to explain. 

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canada  canadian-oil-sands  domestic-energy  efficiency  energy  oil-sands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 31, 2009

In a recent op-ed in the Argus Leader, John Duff Erickson, professor emeritus at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, makes a strong case for continuing the development of Canadian oil sands. He notes that Canada is the largest supplier of oil to the United States, and Canadian oil is helping to bolster U.S. energy security. - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P580#sthash.EeXPTYED.dpuf

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demand  employment  energy  engineers 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 30, 2009

Thinking about a career in the oil and natural gas industry? The summer 2009 Salary Survey report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) shows that petroleum engineers are pulling in the highest starting salaries. 


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domestic-energy  energy  energy-development  hydraulic-fracturing  over-regulation  revenue  technology 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 29, 2009

In a recent Houston Chronicle op-ed, Richard Burleson, managing partner of Houston-based and energy-focused law firm Burleson Cooke L.L.P., cautions the administration and Congress against over-regulating hydraulic fracturing. As we've explained in this blog, hydraulic fracturing is a process where fluid is pumped under pressure down through the wellbore to make tiny fissures in the rock, allowing natural gas and oil to flow more easily up through the well. 

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domestic-energy  energy  natural-gas  revenue  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 28, 2009

Pennsylvanians are sitting on a buried treasure. It's called the Marcellus Shale formation, and a new study quantifies its potential impact on the state's economy and jobs. According to the study, the state's economy will receive an infusion of $14.17 billion in 2010 due to Marcellus Shale natural gas development, creating more than 98,000 jobs and generating $800 million in state and local tax revenue. 

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climate-bill  diesel  energy  energy-policy  over-regulation  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 27, 2009

The House-passed climate bill is one of the most complicated and costly bills ever considered by Congress. At more than 1,400 pages, it's even longer than War and Peace. Yet, there's a portion of the U.S. economy that is being short-changed by the measure--transportation, one of the most vital sectors of the economy and the American way of life. Our transportation system of roads, trains, buses, cars, trucks and airplanes makes it possible to get to work, to school, to church, vacation, and perhaps most importantly, to attend the most important milestones in our family's lives--births, graduations, and weddings. - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P595#sthash.ZXzOdyk4.dpuf

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cogeneration  crude-oil  domestic-energy  efficiency  emissions  energy  oil-sands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 27, 2009

Two new independent studies commissioned by the Alberta Energy Research Institute (AERI) have found that emissions from producing, transporting and refining oil sands are not significantly higher than emissions from other forms of crude oil refined in the United States. The studies found that direct greenhouse gas emissions from oil-sands derived crude oils are generally 10 percent higher, but when cogeneration is taken into consideration, the difference disappears. 

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domestic-energy  efficiency  energy  energy-development  energy-production  energy-reality  exploration 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 23, 2009

Individuals who oppose U.S. oil and natural gas development often cite the following sentence: "The United States represents 5 percent of the world's population but uses 25 percent of the world's energy." 

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