Oil importing (51 - 58 of 58 items)
Energy Measures To Reduce U.S. Dependence on Foreign Oil
109116: Apr 8, 1979
GAO has done work in three areas regarding energy measures calculated to reduce United States dependence on oil imported from member nations of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC): conservation of existing oil supplies, development of non-OPEC sources, and transition to alternative energy sources. The United States has been relying heavily on foreign oil sources, leaving itsel...
The Merits of Oil Price Decontrol
090846: Jan 1, 1979
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 14, Issue 3, Summer 1979...
Effects of Alaskan North Slope Crude Oil and Continued Crude Oil Production at Elk Hills Naval Petroleum Reserve
EMD-78-78: Published: Jul 19, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1978.
Alaskan North Slope crude oil is displacing some heavy, sour foreign crude oil imports into the West Coast because of similar qualities and yields. Middle East crude oil imports show a downward trend in that region, and the North Slope's production of crude oil improved the balance of payments by an estimated $1.3 billion during 1977. However, because of limited refinery desulfurization capacity,...
Critical Factors Affecting Saudi Arabia's Oil Decisions
ID-78-32: Published: May 12, 1978. Publicly Released: May 12, 1978.
Saudi Arabia has a vital role in meeting world energy needs because it has over 25 percent of the free world's known oil reserves and the ability to increase or decrease oil production. Various studies on the world energy outlook conclude that before the end of this century world oil supplies will be insufficient to meet demand under an orderly marketing system. Factors affecting the ability and w...
More Attention Should Be Paid to Making the U.S. Less Vulnerable to Foreign Oil Price and Supply Decisions
EMD-78-24: Published: Jan 3, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 1978.
In response to a congressional request, the relationship between oil companies and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was reviewed.Control of oil supplies and prices lies mainly with the governments of OPEC rather than with private oil companies. The companies seek to protect access to crude oil supplies by entering into long-term agreements with producing countries. These ag...
Transportation Charges for Imported Crude Oil: An Assessment of Company Practices and Government Regulation
EMD-76-105: Published: Oct 27, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1977.
Transportation cost is a significant element in the cost of imported crude oil. Together with other costs, it is used to support price increases for regulated petroleum products.Review of the tanker transportation charges reported by seven large oil companies showed that: (1) the Federal Energy Administration's (FEA) transportation regulations were inadequate in preventing companies receiving paym...
Information on the Proposed Alaska Oil Pipeline
B-174944: Published: Jun 27, 1973. Publicly Released: May 3, 1977.
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