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Jack Gerard

Jack Gerard
Posted May 25, 2011

Our industry's longstanding commitment to safe operations was questioned by some after last year's tragic spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Today, we have more than 20 industry groups working concurrently on improving spill prevention and response. Oil companies are committing resources in the form of dollars, time and expertise to ensure that these improvements are implemented.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 5, 2011

North Dakota celebrated its 60th year of oil production yesterday. On April 4, 1951, Amerada Corp. struck oil in Clarence Iverson's wheat field near Tioga, which eventually led to North Dakota becoming the 4th largest oil producing state in the country. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 6, 2011

The presidential commission examining the Deepwater Horizon accident has determined that several missteps contributed last April's blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, including poor decision-making by the companies' management and government regulators. According to an excerpt from its report, the commission found the tragedy "was not the product of a series of abberational decisions made by a rogue industry...the root causes are systemic" and should be corrected. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 3, 2011

The administration announced today that 13 oil and natural gas companies can resume deepwater drilling activities in the Gulf of Mexico without submitting revised exploration or development plans for supplemental environmental reviews. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 12, 2010

Did you know that drilling rigs can walk? At least this one can. It's the ECO-Pad being used by Continental Resources Inc. to drill for oil in North Dakota.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 19, 2010

If you read the pronouncements coming from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM) these days, expect to be a little befuddled. Consider, for example, agency Director Michael Bromwich's comments in an Op-Ed on CNN's website. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 7, 2010

The theory of Peak Oil is one of the most widely discussed--and intriguing--energy topics in the blogosphere. Simply put, the theory refers to the widely-held concept that oil is finite and production inevitably will decline, forcing major changes to our way of life, our economy, as well as the fate of humankind worldwide. The theory is attributed to M. King Hubbert, an oil company geologist, who created a graph called Hubbert's Curve predicting a sharp decline in oil production near the beginning of the 21st Century. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 16, 2010

After months of mixed economic news and 9-10 percent unemployment, it's heartening to read about areas of the country that seem to be doing well.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 18, 2009

October U.S. crude oil production averaged 5.36 million barrels per day, continuing at levels not seen since 2005, according to API's Monthly Statistical Report

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 13, 2009

Last week, the Pacific Research Institute (PRI) released a report--"Top Ten Energy Myths"--that confronts ten common myths about America's energy sources, uses and risks, utilizing U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Energy Information Administration (EIA) data.

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