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domestic-energy  government-revenue  offshore-drilling  technology-innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 28, 2009

Architect Joesph Linesch (1924-1996) had a vision for Long Beach, California--to become the Riviera of the West, a nearly fantasy-like harbor rivaling the buildings and landscapes he designed for Disneyland and Epcot Center. Between 1965 and 1968, he created structures and landscaping that make the oil production facilities here look like a high-end condominium complex

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california  domestic-energy  offshore-drilling  technology-innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 25, 2009

Thursday was another gorgeous day in Long Beach, with blue skies and a pleasant breeze blowing along the harbor. At Lighthouse Point, children picnicked with their families while fishermen on a nearby pier caught croakers for supper. At the docks, you could hear seals barking at the Aquarium of the Pacific as tourists returned to shore on boats offering whale watching tours. 

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access  domestic-energy  offshore-drilling  technology-innovation  thums-islands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 24, 2009

No one likes to watch sausage being made, but most of us enjoy sausage. That seems to be the case with oil and natural gas, too. The vast majority of Americans enjoy the benefits afforded by these energy-rich fuels, but some Americans would prefer not to see how they are produced. 

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energy-policy  over-regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 23, 2009

Three more studies have been issued about the Waxman-Markey climate bill, and each represents another red flag urging extreme caution.

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domestic-energy  natural-gas  pricewaterhousecoopers 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 22, 2009

This week's episode focuses on the recent PricewaterhouseCoopers study regarding the impact of the oil and natural gas industry on the U.S. economy. As the study shows, the industry supports 9.2 million workers and contributes more than $1 trillion to the economy. Art Wiese, API's policy analysis manager, discusses the findings with me. 

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access  domestic-energy  energy-policy  energy-reality  leasing  offshore-drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 21, 2009

Today is your last chance to write to the government to support the Five-Year offshore drilling plan. At the close of business today, the Minerals Management Service (MMS) will end the public comment period, tally the emails and letters, write a report on its findings, and help the Secretary of the Interior decide whether to implement the government's offshore drilling plan.

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energy-policy  over-regulation  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 18, 2009

Yesterday, API hosted bloggers for a conference call focusing on the status of upcoming energy legislation and API's current legislative priorities. API President and CEO Jack Gerard took questions from the bloggers, along with API experts John Felmy, Doug Morris and Kyle Isakower. Topics discussed included the Waxman-Markey bill and access to domestic reserves of oil and natural gas. 

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over-regulation  prices  pricewaterhousecoopers 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 18, 2009

In response, however, I would like to point out that assertions that oil and natural gas companies receive subsidies through programs like the Highway Trust Fund, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve are ludicrous. This study is an irresponsible rendition based on a contorted recycling of government data that should never be used to craft national policy - especially a tax increase on the oil and natural gas industry that would raise energy costs and kill jobs.

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domestic-energy  energy  energy-policy  gasoline  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 18, 2009

Did you know that the top economist at the U.S. Treasury believes the United States is producing too much oil and natural gas?

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