Natural gas (21 - 30 of 41 items)
Implications of the U.S.-Algerian Liquefied Natural Gas Price Dispute and LNG Imports
EMD-81-34: Published: Dec 16, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 1981.
In April 1980, Sonatrach, the Algerian national oil and gas company, stopped delivering liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the El Paso Algerian Corporation due to a price dispute. In May 1979, the firms had renegotiated their 1969, 25-year supply contract to provide for LNG at a price based on a negotiated base price and agreed upon escalators. Early in 1980, Algeria demanded that its gas be priced ac...
Natural Gas Incremental Pricing: A Complex Program With Uncertain Results and Impacts
EMD-80-96: Published: Sep 4, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1980.
Legislation requires the Federal Energy Commission (FERC) to implement an incremental pricing program under which designated industrial users of natural gas pay a surcharge for the gas they buy. The purpose of the surcharge is to transfer the higher deregulated prices of natural gas to industrial users, so they will pressure their suppliers to obtain natural gas at the lowest possible cost.FERC ha...
Emergency Allocation Rules Fail To Recognize Needs of Petrochemical Industry
EMD-80-39: Published: May 21, 1980. Publicly Released: May 21, 1980.
The rapidly growing petrochemical industry plays a critical role in the Nation's economy comparable to that of the metals industry. However, future petrochemical growth could be subject to severe constraints as a result of constricted supplies of petroleum and natural gas. Because its basic feedstocks, natural gas, natural gas liquids, and petroleum liquids, also have valuable energy uses, the pet...
Prospects for a Stronger United States-Mexico Energy Relationship
ID-80-11: Published: May 1, 1980. Publicly Released: May 1, 1980.
Mexico currently has sufficient proven and probable reserves of oil and gas to sustain a production level high enough to make it a major world producer of these fuels within a decade. Moreover, the size of its reserves, 50 billion barrels of oil equivalents, and its potential, ultimately recoverable reserves of 200 billion barrels of oil equivalents, have important implications for a strong future...
Industrial Cogeneration--What It Is, How It Works, Its Potential
EMD-80-7: Published: Apr 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1980.
The role that cogeneration can play in the nation's efforts to conserve valuable energy resources was reviewed. The cogeneration of power and heat can be employed by both industry and utilities. Since these two sectors account for about half of the fuel consumed in the United States, their acceptance of this technology can assist in accomplishing the national goals of using fuels more efficiently...
GAO Reports on Energy, Materials, and Related Topics--FY 1980
114640: Jan 1, 1980
GAO reports on energy, materials, and related topics from October 1, 1979, through September 9, 1980, are listed according to their dates of issuance. Organized by topics, the list includes: energy conservation, renewable energy resources, fossil fuels supply, nuclear power, economic regulation of energy, international energy, Federal energy resources, electric power, energy information, departmen...
Prospects for Cooperation and Trade of Energy Resources Between the United States and Canada
ID-80-2: Published: Nov 8, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1979.
Because Canada and the United States are each other's largest trading partner, occupy the same continent, and share a stake in the future of Western democracies, the interdependencies have expanded into the area of energy. In March 1979, the two countries agreed to deal cooperatively with mutual energy problems. The Canadian Government, in cooperation with private industry, began to be concerned w...
Evaluation of Federal Actions in Response to the Iranian Oil Situation
EMD-79-88: Published: Aug 27, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1979.
In early March 1979, the United States entered into a commitment with the International Energy Agency (IEA) to lower petroleum consumption by up to 5 percent. This commitment would lessen the Nation's need for imports and thus help stabilize the world oil market, reduce upward pressures on oil prices, and rebuild petroleum stocks drawn during the cutoff. To achieve the IEA commitment, the Iranian...
Policy Needed To Guide Natural Gas Regulation on Federal Lands
EMD-78-86: Published: Jun 15, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1979.
The management by the Department of the Interior of the exploration, development, and production of natural gas from federal lands in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) was studied. The Gulf of Mexico was chosen for the study because this region, which supplies almost all of the natural gas obtained from OCS areas, is responsible for about 18 percent of the nation's natural gas consumption.The Depa...
Information on the U.S. Importation of Liquefied Natural Gas
EMD-79-48: Published: Mar 22, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1979.
Questions were raised concerning the use of imported liquefied natural gas by the United States. Specific questions covered the following: (1) liquefied natural gas sources and consumption; (2) price of imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) as compared to Mexican and Alaskan sources; (3) ownership interests of liquefied natural gas tankers; and (4) liquefied natural gas use by utility companies.Con...