Energy supplies (41 - 50 of 324 items)
International Energy Agency: Plan To Provide Legal Defenses to Participating U.S. Oil Companies
NSIAD-88-89BR: Published: Feb 8, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) efforts to: (1) expand antitrust and breach-of-contract defenses to protect U.S. oil companies from possible legal suits for participating in the International Energy Agency's (IEA) Emergency Oil Sharing System (ESS); and (2) resolve the problem of foreign...
Oil-Risk Insurance: Choosing the Best Buy
136530: Jan 1, 1988
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 2, Summer 1988, discusses the ways the United States can insure itself against the risks of uncertain oil prices and supplies through energy efficiency. Since 1973, the United States gained 3.5 times as much new energy from savings as it lost from the decline in domestic hydrocarbon output and 78 percent more oil and gas than it lost in domestic...
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,...
Canadian Power Imports: Issues Related to Competitiveness
RCED-88-22: Published: Oct 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the effects of imported power from Canada on domestic utilities to determine the: (1) extent of Canadian governmental subsidies to its electric power industry; (2) level and costs to Canadian and U.S. utilities of environmental standards applicable to fossil-fueled power plants; (3) impact of electricity imports on domestic coal producers; and (...
Federal Electric Power: Western Area Power Administration's Tracy/Livermore Transmission Project
RCED-88-19: Published: Oct 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Western Area Power Administration's (WAPA) construction of an independent electric power transmission line to the Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and addressed an electric utility's concerns over the project's propriety.GAO found that: (1) DOE and WAPA believe that the project will improve the reliability and...
Oil Reserves: An Analysis of Costs--Past, Present, and Future
RCED-87-204FS: Published: Sep 29, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated the cost of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).GAO found that: (1) the total estimated cost of developing and filling SPR through fiscal year 1987 was $18 billion, with an average per-barrel cost of $33.74; (2) the estimated cumulative incremental cost per barrel for oil-fill activities was $23.00 for 1988 through 1992, $25.85 for 1988 throu...
Oil Reserve: Status of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Activities as of March 31, 1987
RCED-87-135FS: Published: May 14, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Department of Energy's (DOE) progress in developing, operating, and filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) during the second quarter of fiscal year (FY) 1987.GAO found that: (1) as of March 31, 1987, the SPR inventory totalled 520 million barrels of crude oil; (2) during the quarter, DOE added 8.4 million barrels at an average rate...
Natural Gas Regulation: Pipeline Transportation Under FERC Order 436
RCED-87-133BR: Published: Jun 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined how the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is implementing a regulation that allows natural gas pipelines to transport gas without FERC approval if they provide services on a nondiscriminatory basis.GAO found that: (1) 26 of the 45 major interstate natural gas pipelines have applied to participate in the program; (2) the participating pipe...
The Future of DOE's Uranium Enrichment Program
T-RCED-87-15A: Published: Apr 8, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1987.
GAO discussed the future of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Uranium Enrichment Program, specifically: (1) its financial difficulties arising from growing foreign competition; (2) increases in the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) charges for unused electricity; and (3) the large debt it owes to the Treasury. Although DOE sent Congress a proposal to restructure the program as a federally chartere...
Synthetic Fuels: Status of the Great Plains Coal Gasification Project
RCED-87-90FS: Published: Feb 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Great Plains Coal Gasification Project, including: (1) the loan and gas pricing formula; (2) legal matters and agreements; (3) the Department of Energy's (DOE) options and actions; and (4) Great Plains operations.GAO found that: (1) although a gas purchase agreement pricing formula controlled the price of the gas, it became ne...