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alberta  canadian-oil-sands  domestic-energy  energy  energy-development  oil-sands  technology-innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 7, 2009

6:35 a.m., Ft. McMurray, Alberta -- In just a few minutes, I'll leave this hotel room to join today's tour to ConocoPhillips' Surmont oil sands facility. But before I go, here are a few observations about the oil sands deposits here in Alberta. 

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crude-oil  demand  energy  energy-reality  prices  supply  ftc34 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 6, 2009

Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a new petroleum market "price manipulation" rule that could lead to a less competitive market--hurting American consumers of gasoline, diesel and other petroleum products. Furthermore, it could discourage companies from providing information to the marketplace. 

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canada  canadian-oil-sands  domestic-energy  energy  oil-sands  technology-innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 5, 2009

Occasionally, I'm offered the opportunity to visit oil and natural gas field operations at various places around the Northern Hemisphere. This week I'll be traveling to Ft. McMurray, Alberta, Canada, to see how oil sands are converted into crude oil.

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energy  gulf-of-mexico  hurricane-preparedness  hurricanes  katrina  oil-pipelines  fuel-supply  gustav  hurricane-season 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 4, 2009

In this week's episode, I talk with Al Mannato, fuels issues manager at API, about how the oil and natural gas industry plans to continue supplying fuels to the United States in the aftermath of hurricanes. 

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air-quality  emissions  energy  epa34  over-regulation  ultra-low-sulfur-diesel 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 4, 2009

There's no doubt about it--the air is much cleaner today than it was a few years ago. The City of Los Angeles is no longer engulfed in a brown haze; the air in the Ohio Valley now has a crisp, clean smell; and Milwaukee residents are breathing easier than ever before.

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earnings  energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 3, 2009

Second quarter 2009 earnings reports clearly show the recession's impact on the energy sector. - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P580#sthash.EeXPTYED.dpuf

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canada  canadian-oil-sands  domestic-energy  energy  oil-sands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 3, 2009

Why would the United States Congress snub its nose at our neighbors to the north? It's a very good question, and one that leaves us scratching our heads. Please allow me to explain. 

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canada  canadian-oil-sands  domestic-energy  efficiency  energy  oil-sands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 31, 2009

In a recent op-ed in the Argus Leader, John Duff Erickson, professor emeritus at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, makes a strong case for continuing the development of Canadian oil sands. He notes that Canada is the largest supplier of oil to the United States, and Canadian oil is helping to bolster U.S. energy security. - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P580#sthash.EeXPTYED.dpuf

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demand  earnings  energy-reality  supply 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 30, 2009

The headline on the USA Today Web site reads, "ExxonMobil 2Q profit falls a surprising 66%." But in actuality, oil company second quarter earnings reports shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. 

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