Energy supplies (61 - 70 of 325 items)
Contractual Arrangements Relating to Sale of Hydroelectric Power From the Falcon and Amistad Dams
B-196345: Published: May 1, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
A legal opinion was given concerning whether contracts for the disposition and transmission of power and energy from the Falcon and Amistad hydroelectric projects violate the preference provision of the Falcon-Amistad Dam Act. GAO studied the views of all the parties with interests in the contracts, as well as the relevant statutory provisions and other applicable documents. GAO does not believe t...
Council of Energy Resource Tribes Federally Supported Activities
B-201885: Published: Jan 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
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Status of the Great Plains Coal Gasification Project--December 31, 1984
RCED-85-92: Published: May 28, 1985. Publicly Released: May 28, 1985.
Pursuant to the Department of Energy Act, GAO reviewed the Great Plains Coal Gasification Project, including: (1) the project's construction status; (2) disbursements of loan guarantee funds; (3) operational activities; (4) the status of proposed price-guarantee assistance to be provided by the United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation (SFC); and (5) the project's financial viability.GAO found tha...
Impact of U.S. Synthetic Fuel Corporation's Proposed Financial Assistance to the Great Plains Coal Gasification Project
126993: May 22, 1985
Testimony was given on the impact of the U.S. Synthetic Fuel Corporation's (SFC) proposed financial assistance to the Great Plains Coal Gasification Project. The testimony focused on the financial assistance already awarded, the proposed terms of price guarantee assistance, an analysis of possible additional assistance, and the government's options in the event of project abandonment. Since 1982,...
Selected Management Activities at the Naval Petroleum Reserve, California
RCED-85-7: Published: Apr 12, 1985. Publicly Released: May 13, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain aspects of the operations of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Naval Petroleum Reserve, California (NPRC), including: (1) the process used in establishing the fee for the contractor to operate NPRC in fiscal year 1984; (2) the adequacy of NPRC audit coverage; and (3) justification for the proposed construction of additional NPRC office sp...
Analysis of Interior's Administration of the Duck Nest Creek Coal Lease Exchange
RCED-85-103: Published: Apr 4, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the Department of the Interior's administration of the Duck Nest Creek Coal Lease Exchange to determine whether the exchange was legal and whether Interior's administrative procedures were adequate to ensure that the exchange was properly implemented.For federally owned coal deposits to qualify for exchange under authorizing legislation, Interio...
Interior Has Taken Steps To Improve the Adequacy of Data Used for Making Outer Continental Shelf Leasing Decisions
RCED-85-68: Published: Mar 26, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the adequacy of the geological and geophysical data which the Minerals Management Service (MMS) uses to estimate the oil and gas resource potential of offshore tracts and to determine whether to accept industry bids for offshore leases.GAO found that, in the first two area wide sales which MMS conducted in the Gulf of Mexico, over half of the tr...
Survey of Oil Company Views on Fair Sharing in an International Oil Supply Disruption
NSIAD-85-45: Published: Feb 5, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO surveyed U.S. oil companies that participate in the International Energy Agency (IEA) to determine their views on whether some form of a fair sharing program is needed in the United States to meet an IEA emergency oil sharing obligation.GAO found that a majority of the companies believe that the government should assume or be prepared to assume a role in en...
Procedures Need Strengthening in the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation's Conflict of Interest Program
RCED-84-98: Published: Sep 20, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the appropriateness of the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation's criteria for identifying confidential information and the consistency with which these criteria have been applied; (2) whether First Colony Project (FCP) information initially withheld from the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Committee on Energy and Comm...
Defense Fuel Supply Center Procedures for Purchasing Strategic Petroleum Reserve Oil
RCED-84-61: Published: Sep 21, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request to monitor the development, fill, and operation of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), GAO reviewed the Defense Fuel Supply Center's (DFSC) oil purchasing procedures during the period from February 1981 to May 1983.Department of Defense (DOD) acquisition regulations require DFSC to: (1) negotiate contract prices that are fair, reasonable, and result in the lo...