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congress  domestic-energy  energy-policy  environmental-protection-agency  obama-administration 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 17, 2010

In a new interview, API's President and CEO Jack Gerard told Energy Guardian that the administration is pursuing policies that are at odds with the will of the American public. Pointing to the November election, he said, "Americans sent a very strong message to all of their elected officials that they want the focus to be on three top priorities: That's jobs, jobs, jobs." 

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access  deepwater-drilling  deepwater-drilling-moratorium  domestic-energy  energy-policy  gulf-of-mexico  interior-department  leasing  moratorium  offshore-drilling  offshore-oil  offshore-oil-production  cuba  eis34  gazprom  gulf-leases  lease-sale  offshore-oil-drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 16, 2010

The Interior Department's plan to complete supplemental environmental reviews could prevent the U.S. government from holding a Gulf of Mexico lease sale next year, making 2011 the first year since 1965 that no Gulf leases would be sold for U.S. offshore oil production. 

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domestic-energy  fracturing-fluids  halliburton  hydraulic-fracturing  cheapeake-energy  facturing  methanol 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 15, 2010

If you saw the 60 Minutes story on hydraulic fracturing last night, you might be looking for information about this tried-and-true oil and natural gas field practice. Here are some online resources that could be helpful.

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congress  domestic-energy  energy-policy  government-revenue  hydraulic-fracturing  water 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 12, 2010

A few days ago, a reader submitted a comment to this blog in which she posed several questions about hydraulic fracturing. Her final question asked why the hydraulic fracturing issue had become so adversarial: 

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domestic-energy  energy-production  north-dakota  oil-drilling  oil-production  oil-rig  onshore  technology  technology-innovation  continental-resource-inc  drill-site  drilling-rigs  oil-wells  walking-drilling-rig  walking-rig 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 12, 2010

Did you know that drilling rigs can walk? At least this one can. It's the ECO-Pad being used by Continental Resources Inc. to drill for oil in North Dakota.

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crude-oil  gasoline  iea34  international-energy-agency  prices  federal-reserve-board  price-of-gasoline  price-of-oil 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 11, 2010

"Virtually anything can influence the price of crude oil." - API Chief Economist John Felmy

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clean-air-act  domestic-energy  energy-policy  environmental-protection-agency  epa34  ghg34  greenhouse-gas-emissions  greenhouse-gas-regulations  greenhouse-gases  climate-change-policy  emission-reductions 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 10, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today took two significant steps toward its proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations for stationary sources. It released guidance to help states and local permitting agencies implement controls on GHGs, and it issued "white papers" to refineries, power plants, pulp and paper mills and other industries outlining the Best Available Control Technologies (BACT) that can be used to reduce GHGs. 

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access  deepwater-drilling-moratorium  deepwater-horizon  energy-policy  gulf-coast  gulf-of-mexico  interior-department  moratorium  offshore-drilling  offshore-safety  oil-spill  oil-spill-commission 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 10, 2010

The presidential commission investigating the Deepwater Horizon accident wrapped up the second day of its two-day hearing in Washington yesterday. At the same time, a federal judge in New Orleans was holding a hearing on the administration's deepwater drilling moratorium. Here's a compilation of the latest news as reported by several publications: 

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biofuels  coordinating-research-council  department-of-energy  e1034  e1534  energy-policy  environmental-protection-agency  epa34  ethanol  fuel-blends  over-regulation  cars 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 9, 2010

API and a group of food and farm industry associations filed a lawsuit today with the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit against the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) E15 waiver decision.

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domestic-energy  fracing  fracking  horizontal-drilling  hydraulic-fracturing  michigan  directional-drilling  michigan-basin 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 9, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Dr. William B. Harrison, III of Western Michigan University about the economic benefits of oil and natural gas development in the state, particularly the Michigan Basin. 

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