Program management (1 - 10 of 36 items)
Performance Evaluation: Energy Information Administration
PART-88-1: Published: Jul 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, the Professional Audit Review Team (PART) evaluated the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) activities from October 1985 through June 1987.PART found that EIA: (1) significantly reduced its budget for quality maintenance investments from fiscal years (FY) 1983 through 1987; (2) reduced its quality control contract budget by 25 percent; (3) shifted from...
Oil Reserve: Status of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Activities as of March 31, 1987
RCED-87-135FS: Published: May 14, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Department of Energy's (DOE) progress in developing, operating, and filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) during the second quarter of fiscal year (FY) 1987.GAO found that: (1) as of March 31, 1987, the SPR inventory totalled 520 million barrels of crude oil; (2) during the quarter, DOE added 8.4 million barrels at an average rate...
The Future of DOE's Uranium Enrichment Program
T-RCED-87-15A: Published: Apr 8, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1987.
GAO discussed the future of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Uranium Enrichment Program, specifically: (1) its financial difficulties arising from growing foreign competition; (2) increases in the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) charges for unused electricity; and (3) the large debt it owes to the Treasury. Although DOE sent Congress a proposal to restructure the program as a federally chartere...
Federal Electric Power: A Five-Year Status Report on the Pacific Northwest Power Act
RCED-87-6: Published: Feb 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1987.
GAO reviewed the Pacific Northwest region's compliance with the Northwest Power Act in developing and implementing its electric power plans and fish and wildlife programs and its progress in achieving public involvement in decisionmaking activities.GAO found that: (1) although the Northwest Power Planning Council established and developed a regional power plan which gives priority to the developme...
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...
Great Plains: Status of the Great Plains Coal Gasification Project
RCED-86-49FS: Published: Nov 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Great Plains Coal Gasification Project in North Dakota following the project sponsors' default of a $1.54 billion federal loan.GAO found that: (1) a purchase order pricing formula controls the price of the fuel produced by the project; (2) the Department of Energy (DOE) has paid off the project's principal and interest payment due August...
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve: An Overview of Its Development and Use in the Event of an Oil Supply Disruption
RCED-85-134: Published: Sep 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1985.
GAO summarized the results of its reviews of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve's (SPR) activities to date and discussed whether: (1) the operation and management of the SPR could be improved; (2) the stored oil could be withdrawn, distributed, and sold in the event of another oil disruption; and (3) the SPR oil acquisition methods and procedures have been adequate.GAO found that, since the creation...
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...
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...