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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 15, 2010

About 30 years ago, Kuwait's economic advisor in Washington predicted the United States would become dependent on the Middle East for natural gas supplies. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 10, 2010

Many of the world's most knowledgeable energy experts are meeting in Houston this week at the 29th annual CERAWeek conference. CERAWeek is sponsored by IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates, Inc. to provide insight on the future of energy. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 27, 2010

Every credible projection of future U.S. energy demand through 2030 predicts that this nation will need more energy in the coming years, including more oil and natural gas. How is the administration addressing this need? 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 21, 2010

As we reported yesterday, hydraulic fracturing has led to a boom in U.S. natural gas production in recent years, greatly increasing the nation's supplies of this clean-burning fuel. It has been so successful, in fact, the United States has overtaken Russia as the world's largest natural-gas producer. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 20, 2010

"A great American success story." That's how Bob R. Simpson, chairman of the board and founder of XTO Energy Inc., described his company during today's congressional hearing--but the phrase also can be applied to the recent boom in U.S. natural gas production.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 19, 2010

For the past week, Americans have been watching the tragedy of the Haitian earthquake--the pancaked buildings, the human suffering and the overwhelming need for food, water and medical supplies. The United States has responded by sending humanitarian aid on a massive scale via ships, airplanes and helicopters, and is working to deliver supplies to several locations.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 19, 2010

There's an old adage among economists that says, "If you tax something, you get less of it." Apparently Gov. Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania isn't familiar with that expression. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 13, 2010

"It's a monster!" Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon said, referring to his company's seventh natural gas well drilled into the Barnett Shale formation in Texas. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 12, 2010

Just 10 miles off the coast of Louisiana, a New Orleans company has made one of the largest Gulf of Mexico energy discoveries in decades. McMoRan Exploration Co. reports that its ultra-deep well in its Davy Jones prospect was drilled in shallow water--only 20 feet deep--down to more than 28,000 feet beneath the ocean floor where the company found huge amounts of natural gas in a 135-feet thick sand formation. 

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