Energy supplies (1 - 10 of 32 items)
National Energy Policy: Inventory of Major Federal Energy Programs and Status of Policy Recommendations
GAO-05-379: Published: Jun 10, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2005.
The lives of most Americans are affected by energy. Increased energy demand and higher energy prices has led to concerns about dependable, affordable, and environmentally sound energy. The federal government has adopted energy policies and implemented programs over the years that have focused on the appropriate role of the federal government in energy, attempting to achieve balance between supply...
Oil and Gas Development: Challenges to Agency Decisions and Opportunities for BLM to Standardize Data Collection
GAO-05-124: Published: Nov 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 2005.
U.S. consumption of oil and natural gas increasingly outpaces domestic production, a gap that is expected to grow rapidly over the next 20 years. There has been increasing concern about U.S. reliance on foreign energy sources. One option being considered is to increase domestic production of resources on land under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM...
California Electricity Market: Outlook for Summer 2001
GAO-01-870R: Published: Jun 29, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 2001.
As the electricity industry restructures, California and the west have witnessed extraordinarily high wholesale prices and sharp limitations on the availability of electricity. In California, high prices have led to financial problems for the state's utilities, power outages, and rate increases. In other Western states, the high prices have also led to rate increases for consumers. This report ass...
Council of Energy Resource Tribes Federally Supported Activities
B-201885: Published: Jan 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
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...
Status of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Activities as of September 30, 1982
RCED-83-29: Published: Oct 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1982.
This is the second in a series of reports that GAO was requested to provide on the administration's progress in filling the Department of Energy's (DOE) Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and its compliance with applicable energy laws.DOE reported that the SPR contained about 277.9 million barrels of oil as of September 30, 1982. During fiscal year (FY) 1982, about 78.6 million barrels were deliver...
Clear Federal Policy Guidelines Needed for Future Canadian Power Imports
EMD-82-102: Published: Sep 20, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1982.
GAO reported on the necessity of a clear Federal policy for future Canadian power imports which, since the Middle East oil embargo of 1973-74, have increased sharply and will continue to increase because of proposed new interconnections. As a result, Canadian power purchases have lowered electricity prices, increased dependence on Canadian power, reduced domestic oil use, and affected the environm...
The OMB Influence in Redesigning the Interior Department's Offshore Leasing and Development Program
EMD-82-93: Published: Jun 11, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Interior Department's proposed plan to accelerate offshore hydrocarbon leasing and development to determine the influence of non-Interior agencies in the development of the administration's program.The GAO review disclosed no evidence indicating that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) had a substantial influence over the Interior rede...
Status of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Activities--September 1981
EMD-82-7: Published: Oct 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1981.
In response to congressional requests, GAO reported on the status of the Administration's activities to implement the Energy Security Act. The 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 each succeeding fiscal year. GAO reviewed Department of Energy (DOE) and Defense Fuel Supply Center (DFS...
Status of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Activities
EMD-81-136: Published: Aug 28, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1981.
GAO was requested to review the Administration's activities to implement title VIII of the Energy Security Act. This provision requires the President to fill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) at an average rate of at least 100,00 barrels per day for fiscal year (FY) 1981 and each succeeding FY. In the preceding report on the status of SPR fill activities, it was noted that, since passage of th...