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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 15, 2010

While oil company officials were being questioned by Congress today, a bolt of lightning started a small fire on the Discoverer Enterprise, the drillship that is collecting oil and flaring gas from the leaking Macondo well. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 10, 2010

The oil and natural gas industry is forming two new task forces to address both short-term and long-term issues involving subsea well control and spill response and cleanup. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 9, 2010

API President and CEO Jack Gerard told Congress today that raising the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund cap from $75 million to $10 billion "would place about 145,000 jobs at risk."

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 9, 2010

The Department of the Interior (DOI) late yesterday sent out a list of new safety requirements to offshore drillers as pressure mounted against the drilling moratorium. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 8, 2010

The offshore oil and natural gas industry is in a holding pattern of sorts today, waiting for the Minerals Management Service (MMS) to issue Notices to Lessees (NTL) that will provide information about offshore energy development. Announcements from MMS offices last week caused concern when at least two drilling permits were rescinded in shallow water after the president announced a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 7, 2010

The New York Times reports another ship is being sent to the leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well to process oil and gas captured by the containment cap and brought safely to the surface. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 4, 2010

BP and a team of engineers have lowered the containment cap on the blowout preventer. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 3, 2010

Observers from all over the Gulf Coast and the nation tonight are watching closely as BP and a team of engineers attempt to lower a containment cap on the Macondo well riser.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 3, 2010

At a speech at Carnegie Mellon University yesterday, President Obama called the Gulf oil spill a "catastrophe" and pushed for a climate bill and higher taxes on oil companies to pay for "clean energy research and development." Mr. Obama added, "The next generation will not be held hostage to energy sources from the last century. We will not move back. America will move forward." 

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