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energy-policy  over-regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 7, 2009

Those of us who studied American history in school know that December 7 is Pearl Harbor Day, the commemoration of the day of "infamy" when the Japanese bombed the Pacific Fleet in Hawaii. The nation countered by entering World War II in the Pacific and later in Europe, and Americans bought war bonds and scrimped to support the fighting men abroad.

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energy-policy  over-regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 4, 2009

The Harris Poll this week released the results of a survey showing that those who believe the release of greenhouse gases (GHGs) is affecting the climate has dropped from 71 percent two years ago to only 51 percent now.

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access  domestic-energy  energy-policy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 4, 2009

Although the oil and natural gas industry was not invited to the White House Jobs Summit yesterday, API today unveiled a legislative proposal that could create hundreds of thousands of jobs. 

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domestic-energy  energy-policy  over-regulation  pennsylvania 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 3, 2009

API's President Jack Gerard and Devon's CEO and Chairman Larry Nichols called the White House Jobs Summit a "missed opportunity" during a conference call with reporters this morning, and wondered why the oil and natural gas industry was not invited. 

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energy-policy  over-regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 3, 2009

At an event described by one participant as a World Wrestling Federation bout, API's President Jack Gerard discussed proposed climate legislation with members of Congress at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday evening, Dec.1. The discussion, titled "Climate and Energy Policy: Moving?" was jointly sponsored by API and Newsweek. 

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access  domestic-energy  energy-policy  government-revenue 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 2, 2009

The numbers tell the story. The official U.S. unemployment rate stands at 10.2 percent but is believed to be closer to 20 percent. Economic analysts say that the country will pull itself out of the recession, but it's likely unemployment levels could remain high. Meanwhile, as the holidays approach, consumers are pinching pennies and worrying about an uncertain future, which could dampen their holiday festivities as well as the sales expectations of the nation's retailers.

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colonial-pipeline  domestic-energy  gasoline  gulf-coast  common-ground-alliance  katrina  81134 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 1, 2009

In this episode, I interview Tim Felt, CEO of Colonial Pipeline Company, on the safety and reliability of the U.S. pipeline network and his company's impressive safety record.

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access  domestic-energy  offshore-drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 1, 2009

We've discussed many times on this blog how increased access to oil and natural gas resources would benefit our nation's economy. We've also mentioned that while producing this energy both on-and-offshore, companies are committed to environmentally responsible development. 

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air-quality  domestic-energy  e1534  energy-policy  environmental-protection-agency  epa34  ethanol  fuel  gasoline  gasoline-blends 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 30, 2009

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering whether to increase the percentage of ethanol than can be placed in gasoline. At present, ethanol blends of up to 10 percent are permissible, and studies are underway to determine whether more ethanol can be added without causing harm to vehicles, fuel dispensing equipment and air quality. 

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