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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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access  domestic-energy  energy-policy  jack-gerard  leasing  louisiana  offshore-drilling  offshore-leases  idle-leases 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 16, 2009

Late last week, the Minerals Management Service (MMS) announced that they will shorten lease sale terms on nearly 36 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico off the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. 

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domestic-energy  energy-policy  energy-reality  oil-production  energy-myths  pacific-research-institute  renewable-alternatives  top-ten-energy-myths 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 13, 2009

Last week, the Pacific Research Institute (PRI) released a report--"Top Ten Energy Myths"--that confronts ten common myths about America's energy sources, uses and risks, utilizing U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Energy Information Administration (EIA) data.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 12, 2009

On Tuesday, yet another voice spoke out against the proposed climate legislation under consideration in Congress. This time it was Margo Thorning, senior vice president and chief economist at the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF), speaking before the Senate Finance Committee

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conservation  efficiency  energy-costs  energy-iq  energy-arcade 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 11, 2009

Yesterday, we launched our newest interactive--Smart House, a game that teaches players about energy efficiency and tests personal energy awareness.

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domestic-energy  energy-reserves  congressional-research-service 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 10, 2009

Last week's blog post showing that the United States is #1 in total energy resources generated some buzz in the blogosphere. To recap, the post noted that the Congressional Research Service (CRS) found that the United States has resources amounting to 1,321 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) which was substantially higher than any other country. 

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domestic-energy  drilling  energy  fl234  florida  offshore-drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 9, 2009

Walton Sun (Florida) op-ed, authored by geoscientist Al Swiercz and published last week, discussed the benefits of offshore drilling for Florida residents and the United States. Swiercz said that exploration would "not only protect the beauty of our beaches, but allow us to reap the benefits of offshore exploration," including tax revenues, jobs--including "blue-collar" rig jobs which pay upwards of $75,000 per year--and great fishing areas around offshore platforms. 

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domestic-energy  hurricanes  louisiana  outer-continental-shelf  hurricane-preparedness 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 9, 2009

At least three oil companies announced yesterday they were shutting in some production as Ida began to bear down on oil and natural gas facilities in the Gulf of Mexico. BP, Chevron and Marathon reduced production and evacuated some of their offshore facilities. Also, the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) stopped offloading tankers as sea conditions began to deteriorate.

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