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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 21, 2010

The effects of the six-month deepwater drilling moratorium are becoming manifest along the Gulf Coast. Published reports say rig hands in-training are abandoning plans to work in the offshore energy industry and are looking for jobs in the cleanup effort. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 16, 2010

In his speech last night, President Obama reiterated his support for the six-month deepwater drilling moratorium, saying that the ban would remain in place until the presidential commission completes its investigation into the Deepwater Horizon accident.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 16, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Kevin Book of ClearView Energy Partners LLC about the impact of the oil spill on energy policy and the effects of the six-month moratorium on domestic energy supplies and industry workers. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 14, 2010

The statistics about the oil spill continue to come in, showing that the size and the scope of the response are unprecedented. At last report, there were hundreds of vessels and more than 25,000 people--scientists, engineers, wildlife experts, shrimpers and others--working together to battle the spill and plug the well.

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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 Announcements from MMS offices last week caused concern when at least two drilling permits were rescinded in shallow water after the president announced a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling.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

In today's episode, I interview Burt Adams, chairman of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), about the potential economic effects of the president's six-month deepwater drilling moratorium on coastal communities. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 4, 2010

The response to the administration's decision to disrupt deepwater offshore drilling in the Gulf is beginning to hurt the economies of coastal communities--the same communities that are losing income from fishing and tourism due to the spill.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 1, 2010

Oil Daily is reporting today that Interior Sec. Ken Salazar has lifted the moratorium on Gulf of Mexico exploration and production in shallow water. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 1, 2010

While BP prepares to cut the damaged riser from the blowout preventer (BOP) as the first step in using the low marine riser package (LMRP) at the Macondo well, analysts and bloggers are assessing the costs associated with the administration's deepwater drilling hiatus in the Gulf.

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