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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 22, 2011

On Saturday, February 19th the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, for 2011. The Continuing Resolution (CR), which would fund the government through the end of Fiscal Year 2011, includes provisions that limit funding for several Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) actions that have been called prime examples of the agency overreaching its authority. In lopsided votes, the House voted to cut funding to implement EPA's E15 waivers, its decision block to air quality permits that are a requirement for drilling permits on Alaska's Arctic coast, and its rules to limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 

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domestic-energy  e1034  e1534  energy-policy  environmental-protection-agency  epa34  ethanol  fuel  fuel-blends  gasoline  engine-safety 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 18, 2011

In today's episode, I interview API's Downstream and Industry Operations Group Director Bob Greco about the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decision regarding the amount of ethanol permitted in gasoline. Use the audio player below to listen to information about the article and follow along with the show notes. I hope you find the podcast informative. 

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crude-oil  diesel-fuel  energy-prices  gas-prices  gasoline  prices  taxes  excite-taxes  gasoline-taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 14, 2011

The nationwide average price of gasoline remained steady at $3.095 a gallon yesterday, according to AAA. As we've reported here many times, the cost of crude oil is the largest factor in the price of gasoline, but excise taxes also account for a large percentage of the pump price.

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alaska  distribution  domestic-energy  oil-prices  pipeline-expansion  prudhoe-bay  valdez-port 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 13, 2011

With the approval of federal and state regulators, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline (TAPS) has been restarted at a reduced rate of flow. Rather than transporting about 640,000 barrels of oil a day from Prudhoe Bay to the port at Valdez, Alaska, the pipeline is moving about 400,000 barrels per day. At Valdez, the oil flows into storage tanks for loading onto tankers bound for West Coast refineries. 

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crude-oil  energy  energy-information-administration  energy-policy  energy-prices  gasoline-prices  gulf-of-mexico  gulf-oil-spill  presidential-spill-commission  prices  demand 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 12, 2011

Oil prices on the global marketplace rose by $1.86 cents a barrel, or more than 2 percent, yesterday after the presidential oil spill commission recommended more government action to improve safety in the Gulf of Mexico. According to published reports, the commission's conclusions raised fears that the government might slow oil production from its already depressed levels. 

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domestic-energy  energy  energy-supplies  pennsylvania  mansfield 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 12, 2011

The village of Mansfield in Tioga County, Penn., describes itself as a "quaint, Victorian town lined with cozy cafes, antique shops, and farmers' markets...nestled in the picturesque mountains of North Central Pennsylvania." Its name is derived from Asa Mann, who cleared the forest on his estate and laid out the town on "Mann's field" in 1804. 

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alaska  distribution  domestic-energy  energy  pipelines 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 11, 2011

No oil is flowing through the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline for the fourth day today as workers construct a bypass around a leaking pipe at Pump Station 1. The leak was discovered in a secondary line which is encased in concrete below the pumping station on Saturday. Oil was discovered flowing into the basement where the line passes through a wall. Siphoning trucks have recovered about 18 barrels of oil from the basement as oil remaining in the line continues to leak. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 11, 2011

The American Petroleum Institute (API) today said the industry already has taken significant action to improve offshore safety operations consistent with the recommendations of the presidential commission investigating the Deepwater Horizon accident.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 10, 2011

Despite the administration's decision to ban offshore drilling in the Atlantic for at least seven years, many Virginia residents continue to look forward to the time when their portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) can produce energy as well as bring jobs and revenues to the Commonwealth.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 7, 2011

Battle lines are being drawn over the labels that are supposed to be affixed to gasoline pumps dispensing E15. This fuel blend, which consists of 85 percent gasoline and 15 percent ethanol, has been authorized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in 2007 and newer model vehicles despite the fact that it appears to be capable of harming some engines and dispensing equipment.

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