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access  domestic-energy  energy-policy  government-revenue 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 2, 2009

The numbers tell the story. The official U.S. unemployment rate stands at 10.2 percent but is believed to be closer to 20 percent. Economic analysts say that the country will pull itself out of the recession, but it's likely unemployment levels could remain high. Meanwhile, as the holidays approach, consumers are pinching pennies and worrying about an uncertain future, which could dampen their holiday festivities as well as the sales expectations of the nation's retailers.

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colonial-pipeline  domestic-energy  gasoline  gulf-coast  common-ground-alliance  katrina  81134 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 1, 2009

In this episode, I interview Tim Felt, CEO of Colonial Pipeline Company, on the safety and reliability of the U.S. pipeline network and his company's impressive safety record.

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access  domestic-energy  offshore-drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 1, 2009

We've discussed many times on this blog how increased access to oil and natural gas resources would benefit our nation's economy. We've also mentioned that while producing this energy both on-and-offshore, companies are committed to environmentally responsible development. 

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air-quality  domestic-energy  e1534  energy-policy  environmental-protection-agency  epa34  ethanol  fuel  gasoline  gasoline-blends 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 30, 2009

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering whether to increase the percentage of ethanol than can be placed in gasoline. At present, ethanol blends of up to 10 percent are permissible, and studies are underway to determine whether more ethanol can be added without causing harm to vehicles, fuel dispensing equipment and air quality. 

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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-drilling  domestic-energy  drilling  hydraulic-fracturing  louisiana 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 20, 2009

An article in today's Shreveport Times discusses the initial production results of Bossier Shale formation, and the findings are encouraging enough that it is expected to become a major player in U.S. natural gas development. The first Bossier Shale well was drilled in August flowed at 9.4 million cubic feet per day. 

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domestic-energy  offshore-drilling  offshore-energy  technology-innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 19, 2009

Today, the Senate's Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing concerning environmental stewardship policies related to offshore energy production. (Watch the archive Webcast of the hearing). 

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crude-oil  domestic-energy  energy-demand  energy-production  oil-production  api-monthly-statistical-report 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 18, 2009

October U.S. crude oil production averaged 5.36 million barrels per day, continuing at levels not seen since 2005, according to API's Monthly Statistical Report

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climate-change  climate-legislation  domestic-energy  energy-policy  epa34  kerry-boxer 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 17, 2009

In this episode, I interview Bob Stallman, president of the American Farm Bureau, on the potential impact of climate change legislation on agriculture. 

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