Energy policy (21 - 30 of 77 items)
Alternative Fuels: Status of Methanol Vehicle Development
RCED-87-10BR: Published: Oct 17, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the methanol supply and the status of methanol vehicle development in the United States.GAO found that: (1) only 1 percent of the methanol produced in 1985 was used for vehicle fuel; (2) the total domestic methanol production capacity would meet less than 1 percent of automotive fuel demand; (3) automobile manufacturers and state...
Status of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Activities as of March 31, 1986
RCED-86-151: Published: Apr 18, 1986. Publicly Released: May 6, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Department of Energy's (DOE) progress in filling, developing, and operating the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) during the second quarter of fiscal year (FY) 1986.GAO found that the administration's FY 1987 budget included nearly $150 million for SPR development and management, but deferred about $776 million in storage-capacity develop...
GAO Work Relating to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
129211: Mar 4, 1986
GAO discussed the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), focusing on the: (1) Department of Energy's (DOE) response to GAO recommendations concerning its plan for selling SPR oil; (2) recently completed test drawdown and sale of SPR oil; and (3) DOE distribution enhancement program and its effect on drawdown capability. GAO found that, although the plan's market approach would limit oil price increase...
129476: Jan 1, 1986
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 21, Issue 1, Winter 1986, discusses legislative developments as they relate to the functions, duties, and responsibilities of GAO. The GAO Law Library compiles legislative histories on all laws that Congress enacts. Each history contains all versions of the bill, remarks and floor debates from the Congressional Record, committee reports, hearing...
More Assurance Is Needed That Strategic Petroleum Reserve Oil Can Be Withdrawn as Designed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...
Status of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Activities as of June 30, 1985
RCED-85-149: Published: Jul 15, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Department of Energy's (DOE) progress in filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and compliance with legislative requirements during the third quarter of fiscal year (FY) 1985.GAO found that, during the quarter, Congress renewed portions of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, extending the legislative authority for the SPR throu...
Evaluation of the Department of Energy's Plan To Sell Oil From the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
RCED-85-80: Published: Jun 5, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) plan for selling oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to analyze: (1) the plan's potential effects on world oil prices; (2) the issues affecting who would get SPR oil under this plan; and (3) how the plan compares with alternative sales mechanisms.GAO found that the plan's market approach would probably li...
Legality of the Establishment and Operation of Energy Policy Task Force
B-202455: Published: Apr 20, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
Additional Improvements Needed in Logistics Support for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
RCED-84-12: Published: Apr 13, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts to develop an integrated logistics support system for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) storage locations. The review was made as part of a comprehensive effort to evaluate DOE performance in developing, filling, and maintaining the SPR.During initial planning and construction of the SPR, emphasis was placed upon meeting oil storage goals a...
Comments on Proposed Energy Emergency Preparedness Act Amendments of 1983, S. 1678
122630: Oct 19, 1983
GAO commented on the Energy Emergency Preparedness Act Amendments of 1983, S. 1678, and the Nation's ability to coordinate an emergency response with its allies. The bill deals with problems cited earlier by GAO, including incomplete emergency response procedures, the prospects of conflicting Federal and State laws and policies, and the legal impediments regarding Executive Manpower Reserves. GAO...