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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 1, 2009

In this episode, I interview Tim Felt, CEO of Colonial Pipeline Company, on the safety and reliability of the U.S. pipeline network and his company's impressive safety record.

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air-quality  domestic-energy  e1534  energy-policy  environmental-protection-agency  epa34  ethanol  fuel  gasoline  gasoline-blends 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 30, 2009

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering whether to increase the percentage of ethanol than can be placed in gasoline. At present, ethanol blends of up to 10 percent are permissible, and studies are underway to determine whether more ethanol can be added without causing harm to vehicles, fuel dispensing equipment and air quality. 

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domestic-energy  energy  energy-policy  gasoline  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 18, 2009

Did you know that the top economist at the U.S. Treasury believes the United States is producing too much oil and natural gas?

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demand  distribution  energy  gasoline 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 16, 2009

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke yesterday proclaimed that the recession appears to be ending. He based his comments in part on new data showing that consumer spending in August hit its highest level in three years. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 17, 2009

The Bakken formation is making a noticeable improvement in U.S. oil production. According to API's Monthly Statistical Report for May 2009, U.S. oil production climbed for the fifth straight month largely because of higher output from North Dakota's Bakken shale production.

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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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pump-price-update  prices  gasoline-prices  gasoline  energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 15, 2009

I like baseball. I particularly like the fact that baseball fans can quote statistics and recall spectacular games that occurred more than a century ago.

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energy  energy-demand  gasoline  imports  consumption 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 13, 2009

If you're looking for a key indicator to illustrate the weakness in the U.S. economy, just look at oil demand.

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