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Energy Markets: Gasoline Price Trends
GAO-05-1047T: Published: Sep 21, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 2005.
Soaring retail gasoline prices have garnered extensive media attention and generated considerable public anxiety in recent months, particularly in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Prices in many areas hit by the hurricane saw retail gasoline prices increase to over $3.00 per gallon, and in one reported case to almost $6.00 per gallon, with some gasoline stations running out of gasoline entirely...
Energy Markets: Understanding Current Gasoline Prices and Potential Future Trends
GAO-05-675T: Published: May 9, 2005. Publicly Released: May 9, 2005.
Gasoline prices have increased dramatically in recent weeks and currently, California has the highest gasoline prices in the nation. Consequently, consumers are expected to spend significantly more on gasoline this year than last. Specifically, EIA recently projected that, because of higher expected gasoline prices, the average American household will spend about $350 more on gasoline in 2005 than...
Motor Fuels: Understanding the Factors That Influence the Retail Price of Gasoline
GAO-05-525SP: Published: May 2, 2005. Publicly Released: May 2, 2005.
Few things generate more attention and anxiety among American consumers than the price of gasoline. Periods of price increases are accompanied by high levels of media attention and consumer questioning about the causes and impacts of the price changes. The most recent upsurge in prices is no exception. Between January 3 and April 11, 2005, gasoline prices increased nearly every week, and during th...
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Information on Oil and Gas Activities in the National Wildlife Refuge System
GAO-02-64R: Published: Oct 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2001.
This report provides information on oil and gas activities in the National Wildlife Refuge System. GAO focuses on (1) how many units produced or had oil or gas activities on their lands in 2000, (2) why these activities took place in these units, (3) the number of these units for which the federal government owned the oil and gas mineral rights, (4) resources available to these units to manage oil...
Petroleum and Ethanol Fuels: Tax Incentives and Related GAO Work
RCED-00-301R: Published: Sep 25, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the tax incentives that benefit the petroleum and ethanol industries.GAO noted that: (1) specific petroleum tax incentives range from about $330 million for the expensing of tertiary injectants to about $82 billion for certain cost depletion deductions; (2) some of the tax incentives for the petroleum industry have been in place for...
Alaskan North Slope Oil: Limited Effects of Lifting Export Ban on Oil and Shipping Industries and Consumers
RCED-99-191: Published: Jul 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed Alaska and California energy production, focusing on the effects of lifting the export ban on: (1) Alaskan North Slope and California crude oil prices and production; and (2) refiners, consumers, and the oil shipping industry on the West Coast.GAO noted that: (1) lifting the export ban raised the relative prices of Alaskan North Slope and compara...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Readiness of the Oil and Gas Industries
AIMD-99-162: Published: May 19, 1999. Publicly Released: May 19, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified the oil and gas power industries' vulnerability to year 2000 problems and the reported status of their year 2000 readiness.GAO noted that: (1) all phases of operations in the oil and gas industries--from production to distribution--use computer systems and equipment that are subject to year 2000 failures; (2) while the domestic oil and gas indust...
Naval Petroleum Reserves
RCED-95-141R: Published: Mar 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1995.
GAO provided information on the Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves. GAO noted that: (1) although the mission of the reserves has changed from emphasizing energy security to providing revenue to the Treasury, few measures have been taken to maximize profits; (2) profits could be increased at the Elk Hills, California oil field by allowing the Department of Energy to set the rate of production,...
Electric Vehicles: Likely Consequences of U.S. and Other Nations' Programs and Policies
PEMD-95-7: Published: Dec 30, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed international electric vehicle (EV) development and commercialization programs, focusing on the: (1) current barriers to widespread EV implementation; (2) nature and extent of other nations' EV policies and programs; and (3) likely effects of introducing EV on the economy and the environment.GAO found that: (1) the viability of using electric vehic...
Energy Policy: Ranking Options to Improve the Readiness of and Expand the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
RCED-94-259: Published: Aug 18, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1994.
GAO reviewed readiness and expansion options for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), focusing on: (1) eliminating problems related to the buildup of geothermal heat and gas in some crude oil in SPR; (2) replacing existing facilities and systems to extend the useful life of the reserve; (3) filling SPR to the current 750-million-barrel capacity or expanding and filling SPR to 1 billion barrels;...