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Jack Gerard

Jack Gerard
Posted September 30, 2009

The Kerry-Boxer climate change bill leaves unaddressed key elements of how it intends to constrain carbon emissions. Unfortunately, it appears to be following the pattern the House followed, which resulted in a political bidding process that picked winners and losers.

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over-regulation  prices  pricewaterhousecoopers 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 18, 2009

In response, however, I would like to point out that assertions that oil and natural gas companies receive subsidies through programs like the Highway Trust Fund, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve are ludicrous. This study is an irresponsible rendition based on a contorted recycling of government data that should never be used to craft national policy - especially a tax increase on the oil and natural gas industry that would raise energy costs and kill jobs.

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climate-change  congress  energy  energy-policy  over-regulation  prices  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 15, 2009

In this blog, I've discussed a Heritage Foundation study that finds gasoline prices would increase significantly in order to meet emissions limits imposed by the Waxman-Markey legislation.

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domestic-energy  over-regulation  prices 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 14, 2009

If you're looking for a laboratory where environmental and energy policy is being tested, look west toward California. Over the past several years, California's elected officials have enacted some of the strongest requirements to curb air pollution, create its own recipe for gasoline and transition to a new form of diesel fuel earlier than anywhere else in the country.

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demand  domestic-energy  energy  energy-citizen  energy-citizens  energy-costs  energy-policy  gasoline-prices  over-regulation  prices  waxman-markey  energy-outlook 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 8, 2009

Today, inspired by a New York Times weekend editorialEnergy Outlook blogger Geoff Styles discusses the Waxman-Markey climate bill and the legislation's potential impact on gasoline prices.

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crude-oil  demand  energy  energy-reality  prices  supply  ftc34 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 6, 2009

Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a new petroleum market "price manipulation" rule that could lead to a less competitive market--hurting American consumers of gasoline, diesel and other petroleum products. Furthermore, it could discourage companies from providing information to the marketplace. 

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crude-oil  demand  diesel  domestic-access  energy  energy-policy  gasoline-prices  prices  supply 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 16, 2009

Gasoline prices have risen to an average of $2.67 a gallon, the highest price in the past eight months. API's Chief Economist John Felmy and Statistics Manager Ron Planting attribute the price rise largely to what they call "market fundamentals"--the basic law of supply and demand.

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coal  energy  energy-policy  gasoline-prices  podcast  prices 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 9, 2009

In this week's episode, I talk with Kevin Book, a principal at ClearView Energy Partners, LLC, about energy legislation being considered in Congress. We also briefly discuss energy security issues and the recent rise in oil and gasoline prices.

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crude-oil  demand  diesel-fuel  diesel-prices  energy  energy-reality  gasoline  prices 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 1, 2009

When economists are asked why the price of fuel fluctuates, they often explain that price changes are due to the "market"--the interaction of all of the people around the world who buy and sell crude oil and fuels in the global marketplace. These buyers and sellers decide how much oil and oil products they are willing to buy or sell at a given price. Their decisions can be affected by several factors including weather, refinery operations, and geopolitical and economic conditions. The price of other commodities, such as wheat and corn, are determined in much the same way. I touched on these points a bit in last Friday's post.

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prices  gasoline-prices  energy  crude-oil 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 29, 2009

For Americans filling up at the pump, making sense of gasoline prices can be confusing. Here's a simple explanation: the price of crude oil is the main factor in determining the price of gasoline.

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