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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 17, 2010

Risk is an integral part of exploring for oil and natural gas. There's no guarantee that drillers will find commercially viable amounts of energy. Yet before they begin, they must invest large sums of money to lease the land, get the needed permits, procure the rig, hire workers, and assemble all of the necessary equipment. Sometimes they find energy; other times they drill a dry hole. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 16, 2010

As we've been saying here for the past several weeks, the oil and natural gas industry could help to pull the economy out of the doldrums if it were allowed to search for and produce more domestic energy. The United States has abundant energy resources, and developing them could create hundreds of thousands of well-paying jobs, send much needed revenues to federal, state and local governments to pay for services, and improve U.S. energy security. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 19, 2010

There's an old adage among economists that says, "If you tax something, you get less of it." Apparently Gov. Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania isn't familiar with that expression. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 31, 2009

Breaking from his predecessor, Virginia's Governor-elect Bob McDonnell sent a letter to Interior Secretary Salazar, asking the administration to move forward with a scheduled offshore lease sale in 2011. McDonnell says "offshore energy exploration and production will be a priority" during his four-year term as governor. The Commonwealth's current Gov. Tim Kaine sought to delay the lease sale. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 2, 2009

The numbers tell the story. The official U.S. unemployment rate stands at 10.2 percent but is believed to be closer to 20 percent. Economic analysts say that the country will pull itself out of the recession, but it's likely unemployment levels could remain high. Meanwhile, as the holidays approach, consumers are pinching pennies and worrying about an uncertain future, which could dampen their holiday festivities as well as the sales expectations of the nation's retailers.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 28, 2009

Architect Joesph Linesch (1924-1996) had a vision for Long Beach, California--to become the Riviera of the West, a nearly fantasy-like harbor rivaling the buildings and landscapes he designed for Disneyland and Epcot Center. Between 1965 and 1968, he created structures and landscaping that make the oil production facilities here look like a high-end condominium complex

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