Energy consumption (91 - 100 of 227 items)
Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 1: Efforts to Sell the Reserve
RCED-88-198: Published: Jul 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the proposed sale of the Elk Hills, California, Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 1 (NPR-1), specifically the: (1) chronological events leading to and following sale proposals; (2) proposals to produce and sell NPR-1 oil and gas production for nonmilitary use; and (3) Department of Energy's (DOE) 1987 divestiture report.GAO found that: (1) Congress mu...
The Energy Security Dilemma
136528: Jan 1, 1988
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 2, Summer 1988, discusses the current energy situation, future trends, and the dilemma the situation presents to the United States and other industrial nations. Since the 1970 oil shortages, many nations have made major changes in the world oil market to ensure their energy security through energy efficiency, development of additional resources,...
Naval Petroleum Reserve-1: Government and Industry Comments on Selling the Reserve
RCED-88-43FS: Published: Nov 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the: (1) need for the Elk Hills Naval Petroleum Reserve (NPR-1) as an oil reserve for the Department of Defense (DOD); and (2) potential impact of the proposed sale of the government's ownership interests on industry groups that purchase or use NPR-1 light crude oil.GAO found that DOD believes that: (1) quick access to a source of oil is important...
Software Distribution: Review of the Department of Energy's National Energy Software Center
IMTEC-88-2: Published: Oct 14, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the activities of the Department of Energy's National Energy Software Center, particularly its handling of computer software requests by foreign countries and domestic users.GAO found that: (1) during an 18-month period, the center filled 69 domestic and 10 foreign requests for software; (2) general mathematics, computing systems,...
Energy R&D: Current and Potential Use of Enhanced Oil Recovery
RCED-86-181BR: Published: Jun 24, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) domestic crude oil production and consumption; (2) current enhanced oil recovery (EOR) activities and future prospects for increased production; (3) the impact of price changes on the number of stripper wells, which are a major potential EOR resource; and (4) the effects of price changes and the Department of Energy's (DOE) fisc...
Strategic Petroleum Reserve: Low Oil Prices Favor Increased Purchases
RCED-86-158: Published: May 22, 1986. Publicly Released: May 22, 1986.
GAO commented on the Department of Energy's (DOE) plans to stop filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in July 1986: (1) as a budget-cutting measure; and (2) because it believes it will have stored sufficient oil to meet a 90-day contingency supply commitment to cover import disruptions.GAO found that SPR will have an inventory level of 502 million barrels of oil, which will meet the 90-day...
Petroleum Products: Effects of Imports on U.S. Oil Refineries and U.S. Energy Security
RCED-86-85: Published: Apr 15, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the effects of petroleum product imports on the U.S. refining industry and U.S. energy security, focusing on: (1) recent petroleum product import patterns, reasons for the trends, and their impact on refinery closures; (2) the outlook for U.S. product imports in coming years and the prospect of further refinery closures; (3) the impact of refine...
Overview of the Department of Defense's Progress in Achieving Energy Conservation
RCED-85-122: Published: Jun 6, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to manage its use of energy with particular attention focused on its progress in meeting four federally mandated energy conservation goals.GAO found that: (1) all three of the DOD services have met the goal for a 30-percent reduction in petroleum use in federal buildings and were meeting the goal of making...
Update on Nine Hydropower Relicensing Cases at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
RCED-85-131: Published: May 28, 1985. Publicly Released: May 28, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of nine Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) hydropower relicensing cases involving competing applications for a license, including whether: (1) any additional amendments to license applications had been submitted; (2) any licenses had been issued in the nine cases; and (3) the original licensee had amended its application.GAO not...