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congress  energy  energy-bill  energy-development  energy-policy  offshore-drilling  outer-continental-shelf 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 8, 2009

In Washington this week, the House and the Senate will continue to work on energy bills on parallel tracks.

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domestic-access  domestic-energy  energy  offshore-drilling  poll  public-opinion 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 5, 2009

A new public opinion poll indicates that Americans living in mid-Atlantic coastal areas support offshore drilling.

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canada  canadian-oil-sands  cera  distribution  domestic-energy  energy  imports  oil-sands  pipelines 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 4, 2009

A couple of days ago, the Sierra Club posted on The Hill's blog, questioning whether it's safe to bring more Canadian oil sands crude oil into the United States via pipeline.

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technology-innovation  natural-gas  hydraulic-fracturing  ground-water-protection-council  energy-policy  energy-development  energy  congress 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 4, 2009

Have you ever heard of shale gas? It's the naturally occurring, clean-burning gas that is found in shale rock formations, and it's becoming increasing important as an energy resource in the United States. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy says there is enough so-called unconventional gas (shale gas, tight sands and coalbed methane) in the United States to supply our energy needs for the next 90 years. Other estimates extend this supply to 116 years.

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offshore-drilling  hurricanes  hurricane-preparedness  gulf-of-mexico  energy-iq  energy  drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 2, 2009

There are 3,800 oil and natural gas production platforms and 74 operating drilling rigs in the federal, hurricane-prone waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

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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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energy  ground-water  ground-water-protection-council  hydraulic-fracturing  podcast  study  us-department-of-energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 28, 2009

A new study by the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) found that state regulations governing oil and natural gas field operations are "adequately designed" to protect ground water.

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energy  energy-policy  gulf-coast  gulf-of-mexico  hurricane-preparedness  hurricanes  offshore-drilling  podcast  coast 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 26, 2009

In this week's episode, I talk with Tim Sampson, manager for exploration and production at API, and Roland Goodman, manager of upstream standards at API, about how the oil and natural gas industry prepares for storms during hurricane season.

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chevron  deepwater  domestic-energy  energy  exploration  gulf-of-mexico  offshore-drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 20, 2009

Last week, I had the pleasure of hosting 15 bloggers on a conference call about the challenges of deepwater exploration and the impact of these projects on the U.S. economy.

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