Energy policy (31 - 40 of 50 items)
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...
Status of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Activities as of December 31, 1982
RCED-83-93: Published: Jan 14, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1983.
This is the third in a series of reports GAO was requested to provide on the administration's progress in filling the Department of Energy's (DOE) Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).GAO discussed activities during the first quarter of fiscal year (FY) 1983 related to filling the SPR, establishing the FY 1983 fill rate, developing new permanent storage facilities, and determining the status of SPR f...
Determination of Oil Price in the International Emergency Sharing System
ID-83-15: Published: Nov 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed several aspects of the participation of the United States in the International Energy Agency (IEA). Specifically, GAO reported on the involvement of the United States in the fourth test of the IEA Emergency Sharing System (ESS) scheduled for the spring of 1983 and the major issue of pricing considerations.GAO found that many IEA member governments...
Strategic Petroleum Reserve: Substantial Progress Made, but Capacity and Oil Quality Concerns Remain
EMD-82-19: Published: Dec 31, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1981.
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) is vital to the Nation's efforts to protect itself against oil embargoes or temporary oil shortages. GAO was asked to provide periodic status reports and an overall report on the Administration's efforts through fiscal year 1981 to fill SPR in compliance with the Energy Security Act.During fiscal year 1981, the Administration far surpassed the required minimum...
Petro-Canada: The National Oil Company as a Tool of Canadian Energy Policy
EMD-82-5: Published: Oct 15, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1981.
Because of similarities between American energy needs and the needs of industrial countries having national oil companies, along with the recurring interest in the proper U.S. Government role in oil activities, GAO reviewed the responsibilities and functions of an existing national oil company to determine what lessons might be learned and applied to the U.S. energy situation. Of the numerous gove...
The United States Remains Unprepared for Oil Import Disruptions
EMD-81-117: Published: Sep 29, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1981.
GAO examined the Federal Government's ability to cope with oil import disruptions, reported on the adequacy of the Department of Energy's (DOE) current contingency programs and organization for dealing with oil shortages, and suggested ways to strengthen the Nation's energy emergency preparedness. In order to examine present emergency preparedness, GAO examined emergency programs for quickly incre...
Formulation of U.S. International Energy Policies
ID-80-21: Published: Sep 30, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1980.
In establishing the Department of Energy (DOE), Congress gave it a central role in formulating international energy policy than its predecessors, recognizing that the complex international energy issues would require active involvement of other departments and agencies, as well as the Executive Office of the President (EOP). To find out how the United States develops international energy policy, G...
How the Petroleum Refining Industry Approaches Energy Conservation--A Case Study
EMD-80-55: Published: Jun 13, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1980.
A review was made concerning conservation achievements in the petroleum refining industry, and the impact existing Federal energy conservation and fuel-switching programs have had in furthering conservation gains and encouraging switching to coal. The U.S. petroleum refining industry accounts for about 4 percent of total domestic energy consumption and over 10 percent of all energy consumed by the...
Changes Needed To Improve Government's Knowledge of OPEC Financial Influence in the United States
EMD-80-23: Published: Dec 19, 1979. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 1979.
Whether large Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries' (OPEC) investments in the United States enhance the cartel's influence, financial and otherwise, on U.S. policy is a growing national issue. OPEC investment does not appear large and primarily is or has been in real estate and finance. The bulk of OPEC holdings in the United States are or have been portfolio investments, dollars and doll...
Information on Department of Energy's Management of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
EMD-79-49: Published: Mar 22, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1979.
Answers are presented to a series of congressionally generated questions concerning the management of the strategic petroleum reserve program by the Department of Energy.Prior review of the cost and feasibility of salt cavern storage raised questions concerning the need for better information to reduce risks and uncertainties regarding the suitability of specific caverns for storage. However, salt...