Crude oil (21 - 30 of 33 items)
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...
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...
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...
Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 1--An Assessment of Production Alternatives
RCED-84-180: Published: Jul 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO addressed geologic, national security, budgetary, and local economic factors that may influence three alternatives to the current oil production approach used for Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 1 (NPR-1) beyond 1985. The options include: continued production, shut-in, and partial shut-in. GAO also discussed the advantages and disadvantages of establishing a De...
Issues Affecting Shutdown or Continued Production of the Elk Hills Naval Petroleum Reserve
EMD-82-14: Published: Oct 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1981.
GAO examined the consequences of the continued production or shutdown of the Elk Hills, California, Naval Petroleum Reserve considering the impacts on national security, the local economy, and the budget.Elk Hills, if used for reserve purposes, could help meet vital national security needs and supplement the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). If production continues at the current maximum efficien...
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...
Oil and Natural Gas From Alaska, Canada, and Mexico--Only Limited Help for U.S.
EMD-80-72: Published: Sep 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1980.
The United States is 75 percent dependent on oil and natural gas for energy, and import dependency will continue through the 1990's. Estimates of domestic production include projections for Alaska, but because time is needed to issue leases, explore and develop drilling sites, build the transportation systems, and bring production on line, the outlook for increased oil and gas supplies from Alaska...
Prospects for a Stronger United States-Mexico Energy Relationship
ID-80-11: Published: May 1, 1980. Publicly Released: May 1, 1980.
Mexico currently has sufficient proven and probable reserves of oil and gas to sustain a production level high enough to make it a major world producer of these fuels within a decade. Moreover, the size of its reserves, 50 billion barrels of oil equivalents, and its potential, ultimately recoverable reserves of 200 billion barrels of oil equivalents, have important implications for a strong future...
Evaluation of Federal Actions in Response to the Iranian Oil Situation
EMD-79-88: Published: Aug 27, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1979.
In early March 1979, the United States entered into a commitment with the International Energy Agency (IEA) to lower petroleum consumption by up to 5 percent. This commitment would lessen the Nation's need for imports and thus help stabilize the world oil market, reduce upward pressures on oil prices, and rebuild petroleum stocks drawn during the cutoff. To achieve the IEA commitment, the Iranian...
A Framework for Developing a National Energy Conservation Program
EMD-79-76: Published: Jul 31, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1979.
The report analyzes energy conservation opportunities and evaluates how the administration might develop an overall national energy conservation program. For the Government to lead the Nation effectively toward a more efficient use of energy, the administration should establish an overall national energy conservation goal which includes an acceptable level of crude oil imports and, at the same tim...