Natural gas (21 - 30 of 36 items)
State and Local Responses to Natural Gas Price Increases
RCED-83-142: Published: Apr 25, 1983. Publicly Released: May 10, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the ways by which natural gas distribution companies and State public utility commissions are responding to increased natural gas prices.GAO obtained information on what actions were being taken in the following areas: (1) rates charged by pipelines to distribution companies; (2) recovery of purchased gas costs by distributors; (3) rates charged b...
Natural Gas Prices
121313: May 9, 1983
Testimony was given concerning a series of case studies which GAO conducted to determine why natural gas prices have increased in five cities around the country. GAO discussed the extent of increases in natural gas prices, the distribution of gross revenues from end-user sales to the various segments of the natural gas industry, the reasons for the price increases, and recent consumption patterns...
Natural Gas Price Increases: A Preliminary Analysis
RCED-83-76: Published: Dec 9, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1982.
In response to congressional requests, GAO provided information concerning recent natural gas price increases and simultaneous reports of excess natural gas supplies. GAO prepared a preliminary analysis on: (1) the level and reasons for price increases; and (2) whether there is an excess supply and, if so, how it developed.GAO found that the prices paid by natural gas end-users vary considerably....
Less Regulatory Effort Needed To Achieve Federal Coal Conversion Goals
EMD-81-71: Published: Sep 8, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1981.
GAO was asked to review the implementation of the Power Plant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 to determine: (1) the status and likely achievements of the federal regulatory program to convert utility boilers to coal; and (2) the prospects for the use of coal in large new industrial boilers as compared to oil or natural gas.In its review, GAO found that, for existing boilers, utility efforts to...
Implementation of Federal Coal Conversion Program
115033: Apr 23, 1981
The Energy Supply and Environmental Coordination Act (ESECA) and the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act (FUA) were enacted to increase coal use and decrease the use of oil and natural gas in large utility and industrial boilers. The developing trend toward voluntary conversion by electric utilities should lessen the regulatory effect needed to achieve existing federal coal conversion goals. GA...
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...
Information on the U.S. Importation of Liquefied Natural Gas
EMD-79-48: Published: Mar 22, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1979.
Questions were raised concerning the use of imported liquefied natural gas by the United States. Specific questions covered the following: (1) liquefied natural gas sources and consumption; (2) price of imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) as compared to Mexican and Alaskan sources; (3) ownership interests of liquefied natural gas tankers; and (4) liquefied natural gas use by utility companies.Con...
Improved Energy Contingency Planning Is Needed To Manage Future Energy Shortages More Effectively
EMD-78-106: Published: Oct 10, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1978.
Because of increasing energy emergencies, such as the natural gas shortage during the 1976-77 winter and the threat of a lengthy coal strike during the 1977-78 winter, efforts were initiated to develop an energy emergency contingency plan. In November 1977, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued an Energy Emergency Planning Guide to Government and State officials.Although the guide was a reasonable...