Natural gas (1 - 10 of 41 items)
Tennessee Valley Authority: Full Consideration of Energy Efficiency and Better Capital Expenditures Planning Are Needed
GAO-12-107: Published: Oct 31, 2011. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 2011.
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the nation's largest public power provider, is a self-financing, federal electric utility with annual revenues of about $11 billion. TVA has financed large capital investments mostly by issuing debt and is subject to a $30 billion debt ceiling imposed by the TVA Act. TVA is governed by a 9-member Board. Within an affirmation requirement for the TVA Board, the...
Economic and Other Implications of Switching from Coal to Natural Gas at the Capitol Power Plant and at Electricity-Generating Units Nationwide
GAO-08-601R: Published: May 1, 2008. Publicly Released: May 1, 2008.
Elevated concentrations of greenhouse gases--carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and several synthetic chemicals--in the atmosphere resulting from the combustion of fossil fuels and other sources have the potential to cause significant changes in the earth's climate. These potential impacts include shifts in sea level and weather patterns and could pose threats to coastal and other infrastruct...
Oil and Gas Development: Challenges to Agency Decisions and Opportunities for BLM to Standardize Data Collection
GAO-05-124: Published: Nov 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 2005.
U.S. consumption of oil and natural gas increasingly outpaces domestic production, a gap that is expected to grow rapidly over the next 20 years. There has been increasing concern about U.S. reliance on foreign energy sources. One option being considered is to increase domestic production of resources on land under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM...
Ukraine Energy: Conditions Affecting U.S. Trade and Investment
GGD-92-129: Published: Aug 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the conditions affecting potential future U.S. investment in Ukraine's energy sector, focusing on: (1) trends and problems related to Ukraine's energy imports and production; (2) Ukraine's energy needs; (3) factors that discourage U.S. trade with and investment in Ukraine's energy sector; and (4) U.S. government efforts to aid Ukraine's energy sect...
Energy Reports and Testimony: 1990
RCED-91-84: Published: Jan 2, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1991.
Growing dependence on imported oil, the need to develop new technologies to use energy cleanly and efficiently, and the tremendous problems at the Nation's nuclear weapons complex have all served to thrust the Department of Energy, and its programs, once again into the public spotlight. Because of these challenges, energy issues will continue to play a major role in economic and environmental publ...
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...
Synthetic Fuels: Status of the Great Plains Coal Gasification Project--August 1, 1985
RCED-86-36: Published: Dec 24, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 24, 1985.
GAO reported on the status of the Great Plains Coal Gasification Project and the project sponsors' default on a $1.54 billion federally guaranteed loan.GAO found that, although the Synthetic Fuels Corporation approved a loan agreement for up to $720 million in price guarantees over a 10-year period subject to restructuring the payments on a Department of Energy (DOE) guaranteed loan, DOE would not...
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...
[Query Concerning Effect on Producers of Proposal To Decontrol Gas Prices]
B-213633: Published: Nov 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1983.
GAO stated that, in response to a congressional request, it is continuing its analysis of the possible effects of the proposed decontrol of "old" natural gas...
Congress Should Consider Eliminating Requirement for Interior's Report on Shut-in or Flaring Wells
RCED-84-19: Published: Oct 24, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1983.
GAO presented its fifth annual report to Congress on the methodology used by the Secretary of the Interior in allowing offshore oil and gas wells to be nonproducing (shut-in) or to burn off (flare) natural gas.GAO found that the Department of the Interior's fiscal year 1982 report used the same methodology for allowing offshore wells to be shut-in or to flare natural gas as was used in previous re...