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domestic-energy  drilling  energy-development  leasing  offshore-drilling 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted July 29, 2009

In a move that relieves some of the legal worries about offshore oil and natural gas development, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has ruled that the 2007-2012 offshore leasing plan can move forward uninterrupted.

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domestic-energy  energy  energy-development  hydraulic-fracturing  over-regulation  revenue  technology 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 29, 2009

In a recent Houston Chronicle op-ed, Richard Burleson, managing partner of Houston-based and energy-focused law firm Burleson Cooke L.L.P., cautions the administration and Congress against over-regulating hydraulic fracturing. As we've explained in this blog, hydraulic fracturing is a process where fluid is pumped under pressure down through the wellbore to make tiny fissures in the rock, allowing natural gas and oil to flow more easily up through the well. 

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domestic-energy  energy  natural-gas  revenue  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 28, 2009

Pennsylvanians are sitting on a buried treasure. It's called the Marcellus Shale formation, and a new study quantifies its potential impact on the state's economy and jobs. According to the study, the state's economy will receive an infusion of $14.17 billion in 2010 due to Marcellus Shale natural gas development, creating more than 98,000 jobs and generating $800 million in state and local tax revenue. 

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climate-bill  diesel  energy  energy-policy  over-regulation  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 27, 2009

The House-passed climate bill is one of the most complicated and costly bills ever considered by Congress. At more than 1,400 pages, it's even longer than War and Peace. Yet, there's a portion of the U.S. economy that is being short-changed by the measure--transportation, one of the most vital sectors of the economy and the American way of life. Our transportation system of roads, trains, buses, cars, trucks and airplanes makes it possible to get to work, to school, to church, vacation, and perhaps most importantly, to attend the most important milestones in our family's lives--births, graduations, and weddings. - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P595#sthash.ZXzOdyk4.dpuf

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cogeneration  crude-oil  domestic-energy  efficiency  emissions  energy  oil-sands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 27, 2009

Two new independent studies commissioned by the Alberta Energy Research Institute (AERI) have found that emissions from producing, transporting and refining oil sands are not significantly higher than emissions from other forms of crude oil refined in the United States. The studies found that direct greenhouse gas emissions from oil-sands derived crude oils are generally 10 percent higher, but when cogeneration is taken into consideration, the difference disappears. 

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domestic-energy  exploration  leasing  production 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 24, 2009

Put yourself in this situation. You decide to build your Dream Home. You buy the perfect lot, hire a general contractor and receive your first shipment of lumber. Then, just as the cement truck is preparing to pour the foundation, you learn that there's been a legal glitch--you might not own the lot after all. What would you do? You've already spent a sizable amount of money, and you don't know whether you'll ever be able to build your house. 

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access  domestic-energy  drilling  energy-development 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted July 23, 2009

California wisely has decided to use a portion of its abundant natural resources to pay for services to its citizens. An estimated $1.8 billion in state royalty payments are expected over the life of developing these resources, and the funds will help defray the state's budget shortfall as well as increase our nation's energy security.

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domestic-energy  efficiency  energy  energy-development  energy-production  energy-reality  exploration 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 23, 2009

Individuals who oppose U.S. oil and natural gas development often cite the following sentence: "The United States represents 5 percent of the world's population but uses 25 percent of the world's energy." 

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clean-air-act  domestic-energy  e1534  energy  epa34  ethanol  over-regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 22, 2009

Ethanol, which in the United States is generally made from corn, has been an important part of the gasoline supply for several years. In many regions of the country and in certain seasons, it accounts for as much as 10 percent of the gasoline fuel supply. 

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climate-bill  energy  energy-iq  energy-policy  imports  over-regulation  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 21, 2009

Here's an interesting factoid for you: America's reliance on imported oil has been falling. According to API's Monthly Statistical Report for June, imports fell 7.6 percent during the first half of 2009 as compared with the same period a year earlier. This drop was on top of two consecutive annual declines in crude oil and oil product imports in 2007 and 2008. 

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