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domestic-energy  energy  energy-development  hydraulic-fracturing  natural-gas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 20, 2009

In an op-ed from yesterday's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Robert W. Watson, emeritus associate professor at Penn State University, talks about the importance of increased energy development--specifically the shale gas that rests in the Marcellus Shale formation. 

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domestic-energy  emissions  energy  energy-policy  over-regulation  research  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 17, 2009

As we've noted several times on this blog, the costs and job losses that could be caused by the House-passed climate bill are quite large--almost too large to fully comprehend. Therefore, API has produced a series of brief papers that break down the bill's impact on a state-by-state basis.

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crude-oil  demand  diesel  energy  energy-reality  opec  supply 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 16, 2009

If you're looking for an indicator that describes the current economy, look no further than API's oil demand and supply statistics. API reported today that U.S. petroleum deliveries--a key measure of demand--in the first six months of 2009 fell to its lowest level for the time period in more than a decade. 

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bakken-formation  domestic-energy  energy  oil-production  us-geological-survey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 15, 2009

The U.S. Geological Survey calls the Bakken formation the largest continuous oil accumulation it has ever assessed--and nearby, there may be even more North Dakota oil than was previously thought. 

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access  domestic-energy  energy-policy  oil-exploration  oil-production 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 15, 2009

Thirty years ago today, President Jimmy Carter asked Americans to come together to solve the energy crisis. At the time, global oil supplies had been reduced by political unrest in Iran, gasoline prices were up, and millions of Americans sat in gas lines which snaked through many major U.S. cities. In a televised speech on July 15, 1979, President Carter pressed for more conservation and oil development, saying, "This intolerable dependence on foreign oil threatens our economic independence and the very security of our nation. The energy crisis is real. It is worldwide. It is a clear and present danger to our nation." - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P600#sthash.yeYx9zbK.dpuf

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domestic-energy  energy  energy-policy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 14, 2009

Jimmie James has experienced life without the modern conveniences supplied by electricity. Growing up in small town in Texas, he says he and his family used wood for heat and kerosene in their lamps. "It's not something I saw on the History Channel," he says. "It was something I lived." Today he's grateful that his life, as well as the U.S. standard of living, is vastly improved due to oil and natural gas and their contributions to society. And he doesn't want to return to the past through a well-intended but ill-conceived energy policy. 

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efficiency  energy  investments  technology  greenhouse-gas-emission-reduction 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 14, 2009

In this week's episode, I talk with Thomas Tanton, president of T2 and Associates, about the results of a study he conducted, commissioned by API, on global greenhouse gas emission reduction and technologies. 

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domestic-access  domestic-drilling  domestic-energy  domestic-resources  energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 10, 2009

By today's estimates, there are about two trillion barrels of recoverable conventional oil resources worldwide, and as much as twice that in additional frontier resources like extra-heavy oil, oil sands, and oil shale and shale gas. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) conservatively estimates oil shale formations in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming contain 800 billion barrels of recoverable oil--more than three times the proven reserves of Saudi Arabia.

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