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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 2, 2010

The United States is blessed with an abundance of clean-burning natural gas. It provides fuel for industry, power for heating, and chemicals for plastics, medicines and a wide variety of consumer products, such bicycle helmets and hospital supplies, that make Americans safer, healthier, and more comfortable. At the current rate of consumption, it's estimated that the United States has enough natural gas to last about 100 years.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 16, 2010

This week, the American Energy Alliance issued a new report quantifying the dire impacts of proposals aimed at hiking taxes on oil and natural gas companies. 

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climate  domestic-energy  energy-reality  fossil-fuels  natural-gas  internal-combustion-engine  weather 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 24, 2010

It's fair to say that the ongoing debate over oil lacks balance. In recent years, oil--a naturally-occurring energy resource--has been accused of being addictive, blamed for changing the climate, chastised for despoiling the environment and criticized for enabling the internal combustion engine.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 18, 2010

A new Gallup poll shows Americans are divided down the middle over whether to lift the deepwater drilling moratorium. Overall, 47 percent of respondents say the ban should be lifted, while 46 percent say it should remain in place.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 12, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had hoped to hold hearings on hydraulic fracturing in New York this week. They were scheduled at Binghamton University, but when it was learned that potentially thousands of people would attend, the EPA moved them to a larger venue in Syracuse, 65 miles north. The move prompted howls among groups who had planned to fly-in from all over the country, leading EPA to postpone the hearings until next month. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 11, 2010

Several years ago my husband was planting a bush in our lawn when the shovel struck something hard. Assuming he'd hit a rock, he gave the shovel a mighty push. Immediately, he heard the telltale hiss of natural gas as he severed a tiny pipe that fed fuel to the lantern by the driveway.

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domestic-energy  energy-demand  energy-reality  natural-gas  oil-demand  rhetoric-vs-reality  oil-products  oil34 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 29, 2010

Last week, I read a very interesting and thoughtful blog post by Michael Lynch of MasterResource that discusses the concept of and rhetoric behind "oil addiction."

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domestic-energy  horizontal-drilling  hydraulic-fracturing  natural-gas  new-york  onshore  pennsylvania  revenues  severance-tax  west-virginia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 27, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Dr. Tim Considine of the University of Wyoming about his recent study that quantifies the economic impact of developing natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation, which stretches beneath large portions of New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. His study also looks at state policies that could hinder natural gas production in the region and slow economic opportunities. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 21, 2010

Natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale could generate nearly $6 billion in government revenue, 280,000 new jobs and more than 18 billion cubic feet of clean-burning natural gas per day, according to a new study.

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