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Status of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Activities--June 1981
EMD-81-107: Published: Jun 19, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1981.
The Energy Security Act requires the President to resume filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) at an average rate of at least 100,000 barrels per day for fiscal year 1981 and succeeding years. The status of SPR storage facilities, oil deliveries to SPR facilities, and the Government's activities to contract for SPR oil as of June 11, 1981 were reviewed.On May 22, 1981, DOE completed instal...
Status of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Activities--April 1981
EMD-81-85: Published: May 4, 1981. Publicly Released: May 8, 1981.
The fifth in a series of status reports on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) requested by Congress is based on the GAO review of the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Defense Fuel Supply Center (DFSC) program documents and publications and studies related to the program.The fifth round of contracts by the DOE oil purchasing agent has been completed under the January 1981 open continuous solic...
Status of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Activities--February 1981
EMD-81-49: Published: Feb 24, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1981.
The Energy Security Act requires the President to resume filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) at an average rate of at least 100,000 barrels per day for fiscal year 1981 and succeeding years. As of December 11, 1980, the Administration had completed its fiscal year 1981 efforts.For the first time since the passage of the Energy Security Act, the Government acted to increase the fill rate...
Strategic Petroleum Reserve
114628: Mar 18, 1981
The Energy Security Act requires the President to fill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) at an average rate of at least 100,000 barrels per day for fiscal year 1981 and succeeding years. The Department of Energy's (DOE) fiscal year (FY) 1981 appropriation provided that the President should seek to fill the SPR at an average annual rate of at least 300,000 barrels per day or at a rate which wil...
Status of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Activities--December 1980
EMD-81-37: Published: Dec 22, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1981.
Title VIII of the Energy Security Act requires the President to fill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) at an average rate of at least 100,000 barrels per day. The Administration's activities to fill the SPR were reviewed.The Defense Fuel Supply Center (DFSC) has awarded contracts which bring the total amount of oil to be delivered to the SPR to an average of about 100,000 barrels per day. DFSC...
Oil and Gas Potential in the William O. Douglas Arctic Wildlife Range
EMD-80-104: Published: Jul 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1980.
An examination was undertaken of the Interior Department's study of the oil and gas potential of the William O. Douglas Arctic Wildlife Range to assure that all pertinent data is being provided without modification or change. The initial input to Interior's study came from a 12-member Geologic Assessment Committee composed of 11 U.S. Geological Survey employees, and 1 member from the State of Alas...
DOE's Response to the Rising Price of Home Heating Oil
111568: Feb 12, 1980
Testimony was given on the findings in a recent GAO report on home heating oil supplies and prices in the Washington, D.C., area. The testimony focused on the national implications of rising home heating oil prices and the response of the Department of Energy (DOE). Nationally, the average residential selling price for heating oil increased 111 percent between July 1976, when heating oil prices we...
Oil and Gas Potential in the Arctic National Wildlife Range
EMD-80-56: Published: Jan 22, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1980.
An opinion was asked as to whether a U.S. Geological Survey report supports many analysts' contentions that the rocks of the Arctic National Wildlife Range have a potential for producing oil and gas.It is the GAO opinion that the data provided in the report do not support the position position that the potential for oil and gas definitely exists in the Range. This potential, however, should not be...
The Review Process for Priority Energy Projects Should Be Expedited
EMD-80-6: Published: Oct 15, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1979.
The proposed crude oil pipeline from Long Beach, California, to Midland, Texas (PACTEX), considered to be in the national interest because it would distribute the West Coast surplus of Alaska North Slope crude oil, was abandoned by its sponsor after almost 5 years of work. Increased project costs and adverse effects from delays in obtaining permits and litigation were cited as reasons for abandoni...
Need To Minimize Risks of Using Salt Caverns for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
EMD-78-25: Published: Jan 9, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 1978.
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act requires the Federal Energy Administration (FEA) to create a strategic petroleum reserve to protect against interruptions in energy and petroleum product supplies. Oil for the reserve will be stored in caverns within salt domes and in salt and limestone mines. FEA identified nine potential sites--four salt domes, three salt mines, and two limestone mines--wit...