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Natural Gas Price Increases in Los Angeles
RCED-84-178: Published: Jul 31, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO explained the various aspects of natural gas price increases, supplies, and regulations in the Los Angeles, California, area.GAO found that, for the year ending April 30, 1983, natural gas prices in Los Angeles were 61 percent higher than they were 2 years earlier. The dominant reason for the increase was the decline in the amount of old, low-cost gas. To r...
Natural Gas Price Increases in Kansas City
RCED-84-77: Published: Feb 10, 1984. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1984.
Natural gas prices in the Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri, metropolitan area almost doubled between 1981 and 1983. Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the factors responsible for these recent increases. The resulting study does not contain conclusions about the appropriateness of government or private organization action, nor does it include any recommendations.GAO found that abou...
Data on DOE Uranium Enrichment Power Contracts and the Cost of Power
RCED-83-196: Published: Jul 15, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO answered questions concerning the Department of Energy's (DOE) uranium enrichment program and its effect on the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and its customers. Specifically, GAO discussed: (1) the amount and cost of TVA power for which DOE contracted but does not intend to use; (2) differences in DOE power contract terms; (3) the cost of TVA power in...
Millions Can Be Saved Through Better Energy Management in Federal Hospitals
HRD-82-77: Published: Sep 1, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1982.
GAO discussed the potential of federal hospitals to reduce energy consumption and costs through improved energy management.GAO found a potential for additional energy savings at the 19 hospitals it visited. Furthermore, they had not implemented many low-cost conservation measures, including reducing hot-water temperature, installing water-flow restrictors, repairing duct insulation, and installing...
Economic Impact of Closing Zion Nuclear Facility
EMD-82-3: Published: Oct 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1981.
GAO compared the costs of terminating operations at the Zion nuclear electric-generating facility near Chicago, Illinois, versus adding the necessary safety requirements to protect the surrounding population. It also discussed the financial and power supply impact that termination would have on the Commonwealth Edison Company and its customers.Continued use of the Zion facility will require expend...
The Economic and Energy Effects of Alternative Oil Import Policies
EMD-79-78: Published: Jul 24, 1979. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1979.
The U.S. has become increasingly dependent on oil imports, especially from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Our high dependency level makes us economically vulnerable to abrupt price increases imposed by OPEC. The worst affects of price increases are on inflation and unemployment, but there are also significant negative effects on economic growth and the balance of trade....
Status of the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor Project
PSAD-78-129: Published: Jul 10, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1978.
The Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor project is the Department of Energy's (DOE) largest single effort in trying to bring about an experimental fusion power reactor. The completion date changed from June 1980 to March 1982, and the estimated cost has risen from $215 million to $239 million, exclusive of costs to be funded from operating expense appropriations. Although the project is dependent upon cap...