Fossil Energy (71 - 80 of 120 items)
Comparison of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Oil Prices and Commercial Oil Prices
RCED-83-156: Published: Oct 4, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated the reasons for the apparent excessively high prices paid by the Government for oil purchased abroad for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). It also examined whether increased Government oil purchases from Western Hemisphere countries could reduce oil acquisition costs.In comparing the prices that the government paid for SPR oil during 1981...
Status of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Activities as of September 30, 1983
RCED-84-11: Published: Oct 14, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the administration's progress in filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) during the fourth quarter of fiscal year (FY) 1983.GAO found that: (1) Congress dropped additional FY 1983 SPR funding which will cause the SPR to enter FY 1984 operating under a continuing resolution and with funds carried over from prior years; (2) the SPR fill rate...
Status of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Activities as of June 30, 1983
RCED-83-203: Published: Jul 13, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional committee request that GAO report on a quarterly basis through fiscal year (FY) 1985 on the administration's progress in filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and in complying with the requirements of applicable law, GAO submits this review.GAO found that Congress continues to consider SPR funding for FY's 1983 and 1984. Among other matters being considered is a...
Department of Energy Management of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
121487: May 24, 1983
GAO discussed selected facets of the Department of Energy's (DOE) management of Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) activities. In reviewing DOE audit recommendation followup procedures, GAO noted a wide disparity between contract expenditures questioned by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and the amounts recovered by DOE in individual audit reports. To assess this disparity, GAO suggested t...
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve
121312: May 6, 1983
GAO discussed issues relating to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and indicated areas for congressional concern and action. Specifically, GAO focused on the SPR fiscal year (FY) 1983 fill rate and the administration's budget request for FY 1984. GAO noted that the administration has made progress in filling the SPR and that under the law a lower fill rate is allowed if the President finds tha...
Deferral of SPR Budget Authority Not Reported to Congress
OGC-83-11: Published: May 5, 1983. Publicly Released: May 5, 1983.
GAO reported a deferral of budget authority provided for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) petroleum account which should have been, but was not, reported to Congress pursuant to the provisions of the Impoundment Control Act.GAO found that a total of $4.5 billion is available in the SPR account for oil deliveries in fiscal year (FY) 1983. GAO estimated that, at current prices, approximately $8...
Status of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Activities as of March 31, 1983
RCED-83-136: Published: Apr 15, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO presented its fourth quarterly report on the status of the administration's efforts to fill, develop, and operate the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). This report covers the second quarter of fiscal year (FY) 1983.GAO noted that the minimum legally required SPR fill rate may be higher than the 220,000 barrels per day which the Department of Energy (DOE) h...
DOE's Decision To Defederalize the Bartlesville Energy Technology Center
RCED-83-109: Published: Feb 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on: (1) alternatives which the Department of Energy (DOE) considered in making its decision to defederalize the Bartlesville Energy Technology Center and the cost/benefit analysis supporting that decision; and (2) the effects of the decision on the center's current employees, future research decisions, the nation's energy supply balance, technol...
Analysis of the Comprehensive Energy Emergency Response Procedures Report
RCED-83-106: Published: Feb 17, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the comprehensive energy emergency response procedures report submitted by the President to Congress on December 31, 1982.GAO found that the procedures report does not adequately detail the options available to the President. Key programs, notably the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), emergency executive manpower reserves, and some Internationa...
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve
120617: Feb 17, 1983
GAO examined issues concerning the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), which plays a vital role in protecting the Nation's security and economic health during oil supply disruptions. GAO noted that two problem areas which plagued the early development of SPR were delays in construction and in oil acquisition. The administration's proposed fill rates for fiscal years (FY) 1984 through 1986 delay by...