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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 15, 2011

If you're following March Madness this year, you're probably aware that Ohio State is the top seed in the NCAA basketball tournament this year. Buckeye fans are thrilled, of course, and are hoping their team advances through the competition and becomes Number One in the nation.

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crude-oil  domestic-energy  energy  gas-prices  gasoline  gasoline-prices  prices 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 9, 2011

There's a photo of a large gasoline-price sign making the rounds on the Internet this week. Instead of listing the retail prices, it advertises the pump price of regular gas as "LOL"; the price of midgrade is listed as "OMG"; and premium is "WTF." Although some might say the photo is amusing, for those on a limited budget, the rapid climb in the price of gasoline is alarming. 

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domestic-energy  gasoline  government-revenue  hydraulic-fracturing  new-mexico  new-mexico  onshore  permian-basin  texas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 8, 2011

A major milestone was reached in the Permian Basin a few days ago. Chevron Corp. produced its 5 billionth barrel of oil from this U.S. formation. Overall, nearly 40 billion barrels of oil equivalent (oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids) have been produced by several companies in the basin since the 1920s, and it's still going strong. 

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domestic-energy  drinking-water  energy-policy  environmental-protection-agency  fracking  hydraulic-fracturing  natural-gas  rhetoric-vs-reality 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 4, 2011

On Monday, Feb. 28th, we told you about our concerns over The New York Times articles on natural gas drilling and drinking water. As you might recall, the Times criticized the handling and disposal of drilling waste water, implying that natural gas operations might be harming water supplies in several Northeastern cities. The Times offered no solid facts to back up its assertions.

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access  boemre  boemre  deepwater-drilling  domestic-energy  gulf-of-mexico  interior-department  offshore-drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 2, 2011

The Interior Department isn't off the legal hook yet. Although it finally issued one deepwater drilling permit this week after months of delays, U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman has ordered it to act on two more permit applications, raising the total number to seven. 

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clean-air-act  co234  congress  energy-policy  epa34  epa-regulations  ghg34  greenhouse-gas  greenhouse-gas-emissions  accf  carbon-dioxide 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 1, 2011

In today's episode, I interview the American Council for Capital Formation's Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Margo Thorning about the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regulations aimed at reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. 

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domestic-energy  environmental-protection-agency  epa34  fracking  hydraulic-fracturing  rhetoric-vs-reality 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 28, 2011

The New York Times published a story yesterday about drilling that does a major disservice to its readers. The front-page article poses several questions about drilling and drinking water, and implies that water supplies in some northeastern cities could be tainted. It is an implication that isn't supported by the facts. 

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access  canada  energy-policy  gasoline  gulf-of-mexico  keystone-xl  oil-sands  state-department 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 25, 2011

The U.S. State Department is evaluating a permit application to extend TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline to refineries in the U.S. Gulf Coast. If the project is approved, the pipeline would transport oil-sands derived oil from Alberta, Canada, to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries where it can be turned into products for American consumers. Although the pipeline has been on the drawing board for years, its importance to the United States is becoming clearer with every passing day. 

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domestic-energy  energy-policy  energy-prices  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 23, 2011

With global unrest and demand putting upward pressure on global oil prices, one has to wonder about the wisdom of the administration's proposal to cut incentives that encourage the production of domestic oil and natural gas. If the president's proposed budget is approved, taxes would be raised on oil and natural gas companies, which could have the effect of reducing capital for energy investments. 

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