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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...
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...
New England Can Reduce Its Oil Dependence Through Conservation and Renewable Resource Development
EMD-81-58A: Published: Jun 11, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1981.
GAO hired an energy consulting firm to analyze the potential impact that conservation and renewable energy could have on New England's energy situation. This report, Volume II of a two-volume report, contains the results of the analysis. Itis an assessment of the extent to which energy conservation measures and alternative supply options that are technically feasible and economically attractive co...
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...
Energy Measures To Reduce U.S. Dependence on Foreign Oil
109116: Apr 8, 1979
GAO has done work in three areas regarding energy measures calculated to reduce United States dependence on oil imported from member nations of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC): conservation of existing oil supplies, development of non-OPEC sources, and transition to alternative energy sources. The United States has been relying heavily on foreign oil sources, leaving itsel...
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 and Its Implications for GAO
090944: Jan 1, 1976
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 11, Issue 3, Summer 1976...