Natural gas (11 - 20 of 41 items)
[Energy Supply and Demand Issues]
121291: Mar 23, 1983
Energy issues, a major area of GAO activity were presented; 13 strategic and major target areas of GAO work, 6 of which may generate high congressional interest, were identified. These are areas for which a series of building block efforts and a broad summary report within the next 2 years would be timely. Congressional interest in energy issues remains high, and GAO must continue to respond to th...
[GAO and Energy]
120855: Mar 23, 1983
In an address to an international energy conference, the work of GAO in the energy area was described. There are six strategic target areas of GAO energy work: (1) the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR); (2) emergency preparedness; (3) electricity supply and demand; (4) nuclear power regulation; (5) the Synthetic Fuels Corporation; and (6) the Pacific Northwest Power Act. In addition, GAO is expect...
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...
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....
Government Support for Synthetic Pipeline Gas Uncertain and Needs Attention
EMD-82-23: Published: May 14, 1982. Publicly Released: May 14, 1982.
Because the Government has already spent millions of dollars and could spend much more assisting research, development, and commercialization of high-BTU gasification technology, GAO saw a need for an independent assessment of the results of this investment to ensure that future funds will be spent wisely.Converting coal into a substitute for natural gas is one approach that shows promise for supp...
Annual Report on Outer Continental Shelf Shut-In or Flaring Wells Is No Longer Needed
EMD-82-17: Published: Nov 19, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 1981.
As required by the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Amendments of 1978, GAO examined the methodology that the Department of the Interior used to allow Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) wells to be shut-in or to flare natural gas. In the last report, GAO questioned whether the Interior report fulfilled the intent of Congress and whether continuing to require a report served a useful purpose. A primary...
Changes in Natural Gas Prices and Supplies Since Passage of the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978
EMD-81-73: Published: Jun 4, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1981.
Through the Natural Gas Policy Act, Congress intended to stimulate production and exploration for reserves by permitting producers higher prices for gas from areas where production was previously not economical and for gas produced from new wells. The Act eliminated the price disparity between the natural gas sold in interstate and intrastate commerce by subjecting both to Federal regulations. It...
Natural Gas Supplies and Federal Policy Concerning the Use of Natural Gas
119344: Jun 1, 1981
In testimony before a House committee, GAO discussed its views on natural gas supplies, Federal policy, and expectations for future supply levels. The gap between domestic natural gas production and consumption is expected to grow through the remainder of the century. Consequently, the natural gas supply slate is expected to show a shift from traditional dependence on conventional well production...
Implementation of Federal Coal Conversion Program
115033: Apr 23, 1981
The Energy Supply and Environmental Coordination Act (ESECA) and the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act (FUA) were enacted to increase coal use and decrease the use of oil and natural gas in large utility and industrial boilers. The developing trend toward voluntary conversion by electric utilities should lessen the regulatory effect needed to achieve existing federal coal conversion goals. GA...
Interior's Report of Shut-In or Flaring Wells Unnecessary, but Oversight Should Continue
EMD-81-63: Published: Apr 17, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1981.
The Department of the Interior has the primary responsibility for the leasing, administration, and management of Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) resources. Through the Geological Survey, Interior regulates operational OCS activities to ensure prompt and efficient development and production of mineral resources, while preventing waste and conserving natural resources. The Outer Continental Shelf Land...