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Lower Cook Inlet: Another Example of More Data Needed for Appraising Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Resources
EMD-78-48: Published: Jun 8, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1978.
The nation greatly relies on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) leasing program for meeting near-term domestic energy needs, particularly while new energy technologies and conservation actions are being developed. Decisions regarding where to lease and at what rate have a significant impact on the future production of OCS resources. The Department of the Interior's October 1977 sale of 135 oil and...
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...
House of Representatives' Amendment to the Energy Research and Development Administration's Authorization Bill for Fiscal Year 1978
EMD-77-73: Published: Sep 27, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1977.
The House amendment to the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) authorization bill would substantially affect ERDA basis for setting its price for uranium enrichment services.The House bill would not allow a government enrichment price which covers such factors as business risk and return on equity. Failure to include such a component would perpetuate a barrier to private industry...
GAO Energy Digest
104263: Sep 1, 1977
The Energy Digest, the first in a series of planned topical digests, brings together all of the available unrestricted documents on energy-related matters that GAO has issued from July 1972 through March 1977. For the most part, this publication was derived from computerized GAO data bases.Designed to serve as a desk reference, the Energy Digest contains over 200 audit reports, special studies, le...
Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline--Information on Construction, Technical, and Environmental Matters Through Spring 1977
EMD-77-44: Published: Aug 23, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1977.
When the trans-Alaska pipeline is completed, the system will consist of about 800 miles of 48-inch pipe, 12 pump stations, a communications system, and a terminal at Port Valdez. The project is financed by eight oil companies. It is constructed primarily on Federal land.The system became operational in June of this year and was to be capable of transporting 1.2 million barrels of oil a day by Nove...
Net Energy Analysis: Little Progress and Many Problems
EMD-77-57: Published: Aug 10, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1977.
Net energy is generally defined as the amount of energy available for consumption from a resource after subtracting the energy expended to locate, mine, transport, refine, convert, and deliver it to the customer. The Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) has not used net energy analysis in analyzing and considering net yields of new energy technologies as much as intended by the Fe...
Outer Continental Shelf Sale 40: Inadequate Data Used to Select and Evaluate Lands to Lease
EMD-77-51: Published: Jun 28, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1977.
The Department of Interior's policy of leasing Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lands that have not been properly evaluated because of insufficient data has led to problems.A review of Sale 40 indicated that the Department had insufficient data with which to value the tracts. There was only one deep stratigraphic test off-structure for Sale 40. The reliability rating showed that only one of the three...
Energy Research and Development Administration's Accounting System for Accounts Receivable
FGMSD-77-25: Published: Jun 22, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1977.
The Energy Research and Development Administration's (ERDA) accounting system for accounts receivable, including related billing and collection procedures, was reviewed at the Oak Ridge, Tennessee, field office. The review was limited to the accounting systems of the Oak Ridge Operations and its major contractor, Union Carbide Corporation, Nuclear Division.The accounting, billing, and collection s...
Energy: Issues Facing the 95th Congress
EMD-77-34: Published: Apr 28, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1977.
Major questions and concerns affecting the programs of each of the major energy agencies were investigated in an effort to aid Congress in its consideration of each agency's programs, as well as in its development of a cohesive energy policy, and to contribute to a better understanding of the energy problems facing the nation.Over $11 billion will be spent in fiscal year 1977 on energy problems, p...
Energy Production and Supply
100194: Apr 1, 1977
The decision to use Federal incentives to assist in the commercialization of energy technologies should be preceded by a careful analysis of the technology's state of development, the technology's economic feasibility, and the target group whose actions will be influenced. Senate Bill 419 meets some of these requirements in that it would enable affirmative congressional response through the normal...