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domestic-energy  hydraulic-fracturing  natural-gas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 21, 2010

As we reported yesterday, hydraulic fracturing has led to a boom in U.S. natural gas production in recent years, greatly increasing the nation's supplies of this clean-burning fuel. It has been so successful, in fact, the United States has overtaken Russia as the world's largest natural-gas producer. 

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domestic-energy  energy-policy  hydraulic-fracturing  natural-gas  energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 20, 2010

"A great American success story." That's how Bob R. Simpson, chairman of the board and founder of XTO Energy Inc., described his company during today's congressional hearing--but the phrase also can be applied to the recent boom in U.S. natural gas production.

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distribution  domestic-energy  energy-policy  ethanol  gasoline  over-regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 20, 2010

API has filed suit in Tennessee over a new law that allows marketers, including owners/operators of convenience stores, to blend ethanol into gasoline. In general, the blending process occurs at fuel terminals where oil companies add ethanol to create fuels that are ultimately sold to the consumer. 

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domestic-energy  natural-gas  haiti 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 19, 2010

For the past week, Americans have been watching the tragedy of the Haitian earthquake--the pancaked buildings, the human suffering and the overwhelming need for food, water and medical supplies. The United States has responded by sending humanitarian aid on a massive scale via ships, airplanes and helicopters, and is working to deliver supplies to several locations.

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domestic-energy  government-revenue  natural-gas  pennsylvania  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 19, 2010

There's an old adage among economists that says, "If you tax something, you get less of it." Apparently Gov. Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania isn't familiar with that expression. 

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access  energy-policy  over-regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 15, 2010

I never listen to the radio during the day, but yesterday I made an exception when blogger Bob McCarty alerted me to Rush Limbaugh's comments about the Interior Department's new rules on oil and natural gas drilling on federal lands.

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demand  energy-reality  supply 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 15, 2010

API announced this morning that total petroleum deliveries (a measure of oil demand) climbed by 0.6 percent in December over the same period in 2008. The slight increase could be attributed to an improving economy as well as higher demand caused by the abnormally cold weather.

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domestic-energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 14, 2010

API announced today that U.S. well completions--the number of oil and natural gas wells and dry holes--in the fourth quarter of 2009 climbed by 19 percent over the third quarter. 

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energy-policy  energy-reality  jack-gerard 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 13, 2010

This afternoon API's President and CEO Jack Gerard delivered a speech focused on the reality of America's energy policy. Speaking at the Annual State of the Energy Industry conference sponsored by the United States Energy Association, Jack laid out the facts about the U.S. oil and natural industry and its contributions to the economy. He noted: 

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domestic-energy  hydraulic-fracturing  natural-gas  texas  chesapeake-energy-corporation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 13, 2010

"It's a monster!" Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon said, referring to his company's seventh natural gas well drilled into the Barnett Shale formation in Texas. 

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