Natural resources (41 - 47 of 47 items)
More Assurance Is Needed That Strategic Petroleum Reserve Oil Can Be Withdrawn as Designed
RCED-85-104: Published: Sep 27, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO conducted a review to determine whether the Department of Energy (DOE) will be able to withdraw Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) oil at the designed rate and sustain that rate over time. DOE has been implementing a three-phase plan to develop a 750-million barrel SPR at six sites in Louisiana and Texas, of which 483.5 million barrels were in storage.GAO fo...
Selected Management Activities at the Naval Petroleum Reserve, California
RCED-85-7: Published: Apr 12, 1985. Publicly Released: May 13, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain aspects of the operations of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Naval Petroleum Reserve, California (NPRC), including: (1) the process used in establishing the fee for the contractor to operate NPRC in fiscal year 1984; (2) the adequacy of NPRC audit coverage; and (3) justification for the proposed construction of additional NPRC office sp...
Analysis of Oil Withdrawal and Distribution Tests for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
RCED-85-115: Published: May 8, 1985. Publicly Released: May 8, 1985.
In response to a congressional request and concern that the Department of Energy (DOE) periodically test actual drawdown and oil sales from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), GAO analyzed the feasibility, cost, and effectiveness of testing actual SPR operations and the possible impacts on oil markets of certain suggested scenarios. In addition, GAO provided views on factors that should be cons...
Interior's Report on OCS Shut-In and Flaring Wells Is Unnecessary
RCED-85-10: Published: Oct 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1984.
GAO evaluated the methodology that the Secretary of the Interior uses in allowing offshore oil and gas wells to be suspended from production or to burn off natural gas.GAO found that: (1) the Department of the Interior relies primarily on data submitted by well operators, which is verified by Interior's Minerals Management Service; (2) the methodology used for allowing offshore oil and gas wells t...
Bonneville Power Administration's Repayment of Federal Investment in Columbia River Power System
125176: Sep 13, 1984
GAO discussed the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) repayment to the Treasury of the federal investment in the Columbia River Power System. The federal investment in the system stands at about $7.9 billion, and federal law requires BPA to repay this investment. At the close of fiscal year (FY) 1983, BPA had repayed about 8 percent of the total federal investment. In March 1982, the BPA Admin...
Rocky Mountain Energy Resource Development: Status, Potential, and Socioeconomic Issues
EMD-77-23: Published: Jul 13, 1977. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1977.
Rapid and extensive development of the uranium, oil shale, and coal resources in the relatively sparsely populated Rocky Mountain States may have profound socioeconomic and environmental effects on the area...