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domestic-energy  energy-policy  leasing  offshore-drilling  technology-innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 12, 2010

The Interior Department's Minerals Management Service (MMS) yesterday announced that it is shortening the lease terms for many offshore Gulf of Mexico oil and natural gas prospects. In a statement, MMS announced it would offer leases to energy companies in March, but that the leasing periods would be reduced from ten years to seven years for leases in depths of 800 to 1,600 meters. Three-year extensions could be made available to drillers who begin a well during the initial leasing term. 

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domestic-energy  louisiana  natural-gas  offshore-drilling  technology-innovation 

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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domestic-energy  energy-policy  technology-innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 15, 2009

In this episode, I recap the recent Newsweek-sponsored panel discussion about proposed climate legislation on Capitol Hill. - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P455#sthash.JyjnV09k.dpuf

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energy-policy  over-regulation  technology-innovation 

Jack Gerard

Jack Gerard
Posted December 14, 2009

Last week, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar delivered the keynote address at the U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen.

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alberta  canada  canadian-oil-sands  domestic-energy  energy  oil-sands  sagd  technology-innovation  conocophillips 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 24, 2009

Northern Alberta is believed to contain more recoverable oil than the total reserves of Saudi Arabia--existing in oil sands deposits--20% of which can be accessed via surface mining and 80% that are too deep for mining. 

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alberta  canada  canadian-oil-sands  domestic-energy  energy  oil-sands  technology-innovation  syncrude 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 23, 2009

In August, I wrote about my experience traveling to Alberta, Canada, with reporters and bloggers to see how oil sands are produced and converted into crude oil. 

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domestic-energy  offshore-drilling  offshore-energy  technology-innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 19, 2009

Today, the Senate's Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing concerning environmental stewardship policies related to offshore energy production. (Watch the archive Webcast of the hearing). 

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domestic-energy  horizontal-drilling  hydraulic-fracturing  natural-gas  technology-innovation  wall-street-journal 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 3, 2009

When energy consultant Daniel Yergin calls unconventional natural gas a "game changer," people listen. And in today's Wall Street Journal op-ed, Yergin and his colleague Robert Ineson of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA) say that the ability to produce natural gas from shale could "transform the debate over generating electricity." 

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domestic-energy  energy-policy  haynesville-shale  horizontal-drilling  hydraulic-fracturing  natural-gas  supply  technology-innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 2, 2009

"Remarkable" was the word used by Energy Information Administrator Richard Newell last week to describe the sharp rise in U.S. natural gas reserves. In a report issued by his agency last week, Newell noted that U.S. proven natural gas reserves rose 3 percent in 2008.

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access  domestic-access  domestic-drilling  domestic-energy  energy-tomorrow  energytomorrow  energytomorrow-radio  natural-gas  offshore-drilling  technology-innovation  thums-islands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 6, 2009

This week's episode focuses on a recent tour of the THUMS Islands, a group of four manmade islands in California's Long Beach Harbor, where oil and natural gas are produced. The episode also features sound bites from Frank Komin, president of Occidental Petroleum, and Charlie Plant, production manager of White Island. 

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