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domestic-energy  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 11, 2010

An op-ed by Bernard Weinstein, associate director of the Macguire Energy Institute and an adjunct professor of Business Economics at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, adds some much needed common sense to today's political discussion about energy taxes

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domestic-energy  energy-policy  energy-reality 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 9, 2010

In today's episode, which was recorded a few days ago, I speak with API President and CEO Jack Gerard about the state of American energy and how increased domestic oil and natural gas production can bring jobs, revenues and greater energy security to the American economy. 

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domestic-energy  offshore-drilling  virginia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 8, 2010

API is closed today due to the weather. The heavy snowfall has made travel - including commuting - to and from the nation's capital extremely difficult and even dangerous. Today, I'm working from a remote location where I have heat, electricity and connectivity, making me much more fortunate than many of my colleagues who live in areas with downed trees and power lines. 

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clean-air-act  energy-policy  epa34  ghg34  over-regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 5, 2010

This week, three more members of Congress introduced legislation to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) under the Clean Air Act. As one sponsor Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.) said, the regulations "will undo any positive things that we can do for our economy." (AP

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bp234  department-of-energy  domestic-energy  oil-demand  oil-supply  fuel-consumption  global-oil 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 5, 2010

News flash: Global oil demand is expected to peak between 95 and 110 million barrels a day, according to BP's CEO Tony Hayward. As reported by Reuters yesterday, Hayward expects oil demand will begin to decline probably after 2020. Today the world consumes about 85 million barrels of oil a day.

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deficit  energy-policy  gasoline  taxes  edward-markey  energy  doi34 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 4, 2010

There's never a dull moment in the energy business. Check out just a few of the things that have happened during the past few days: 

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drilling  energy  energy-policy  jack-gerard  job-creation  oil-company-jobs  jobs-bill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 3, 2010

Jobs continue to be one of the main topics of conversation in Washington. API's President and CEO Jack Gerard explains the oil and natural gas industry's potential as a jobs creator in the video below:

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air-quality  emissions  energy-policy  environmental-protection-agency  epa34  ozone  ulsd  ultra-low-sulfur-diesel  ozone-pollution-standard 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 3, 2010

In testimony delivered in Houston yesterday, API's Policy Advisor Ten Steichen told the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that its proposed new ozone pollution standard would exact significant costs on consumers, jobs and the economy without providing commensurate benefits.

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domestic-energy  energy-policy  intangible-drilling-costs  obama-administration  tax-deductions  taxes 

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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