Energy supplies (101 - 110 of 325 items)
U.S. Preparedness for Energy Supply Disruptions
120806: Mar 7, 1983
GAO discussed the Nation's preparedness for dealing with energy supply disruptions. Currently, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) is the only real option available to cope with a major supply disruption. Over the past 2 years, the administration has made progress in filling and expanding the SPR. About 185 million barrels a day (MBD) of crude oil were added to the SPR over fiscal years (FY's) 1...
Analysis of Justice Memorandum on President's Statutory Authorities in Oil Crises
OGC-83-6: Published: Mar 4, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1983.
GAO was asked to analyze documents prepared by the administration under the Energy Emergency Preparedness Act of 1982; one of these documents is a legal memorandum prepared by the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel.GAO found that the memorandum is a complete and accurate discussion of the statutes available to the President in various kinds of oil emergencies. However, GAO noted several...
DOE's Decision To Defederalize the Bartlesville Energy Technology Center
RCED-83-109: Published: Feb 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on: (1) alternatives which the Department of Energy (DOE) considered in making its decision to defederalize the Bartlesville Energy Technology Center and the cost/benefit analysis supporting that decision; and (2) the effects of the decision on the center's current employees, future research decisions, the nation's energy supply balance, technol...
Analysis of the Comprehensive Energy Emergency Response Procedures Report
RCED-83-106: Published: Feb 17, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the comprehensive energy emergency response procedures report submitted by the President to Congress on December 31, 1982.GAO found that the procedures report does not adequately detail the options available to the President. Key programs, notably the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), emergency executive manpower reserves, and some Internationa...
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve
120617: Feb 17, 1983
GAO examined issues concerning the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), which plays a vital role in protecting the Nation's security and economic health during oil supply disruptions. GAO noted that two problem areas which plagued the early development of SPR were delays in construction and in oil acquisition. The administration's proposed fill rates for fiscal years (FY) 1984 through 1986 delay by...
Interior Should Continue Use of Higher Royalty Rates for Offshore Oil and Gas Leases
RCED-83-30: Published: Dec 20, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 19, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior's rationale and practices in setting royalty rates for offshore oil and gas production. GAO compared Interior's approach to setting royalty rates with those of various States and foreign countries with offshore leasing programs, addressing the revenue implications of the differing practices.Historically, over 85 pe...
Why Are Natural Gas Prices Rising?
123330: Jan 1, 1983
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 18, Issue 4, Fall 1983, describes the reasons for natural gas price increases, the variance of prices from city to city, and the future of gas prices. Recent natural gas price increases have been attributed to gas pricing, regular increases in ceiling prices for the various categories of natural gas, incentive prices for high-cost gas provided b...
Analysis of the Department of Energy's Clinch River Breeder Reactor Cost Estimate
RCED-83-74: Published: Dec 10, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the accuracy of the Department of Energy's (DOE) most recent cost estimate for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor (CRBR) project.In reviewing the CRBR project cost estimate, which has escalated from the authorized $699 million to a present estimate of $3.6 billion, GAO found no basis to question the appropriateness of the most recent cost estimate...
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....
Analysis of the Feasibility of TVA Power Being Available Through Power Exchange Arrangement to General Public Utilities
EMD-82-129: Published: Sep 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the feasibility of a sale of excess Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) power to General Public Utilities (GPU) and any problems that might be involved.GAO found that any arrangement involving TVA power that would benefit GPU is unlikely at this time. Economics is the primary reason such arrangements have not occurred and probably will not occur unles...