Energy supplies (21 - 30 of 32 items)
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...
Water Supply Should Not Be an Obstacle To Meeting Energy Development Goals
CED-80-30: Published: Jan 24, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 1980.
Alternative energy technologies, such as oil shale development, coal gasification, geothermal power generation, coal liquifaction, and coal slurry lines were heralded as key contributors to the Nation's energy independence and were expected to consume lots of water. Consequently, many reports predicted that the Nation's quest for energy and mineral independence will stimulate a prolonged thirst fo...
Oil and Gas Accounting Standards
EMD-78-100: Published: Aug 4, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1978.
A provision of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act requires that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), with the involvement of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), develop accounting practices to be followed by oil and gas producers in reporting information to the Department of Energy. SEC is seeking to determine whether a formal statement (Statement No. 19) issued by FASB o...
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...
Better Planning Needed To Deal with Shifting Regional Energy Demand
EMD-78-35: Published: Feb 22, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1978.
Since 1970 there has been a distinct movement of people and economic activity from the northeast and north-central regions to the southeast and southwest--sometimes referred to as the Sunbelt--and to the Rocky Mountain area. Such population and industry shifts alter the energy requirements of the regions affected.To be dealt with effectively, the energy implications associated with disparate regio...
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...
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 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...
The Federal Wind Energy Program
EMD-77-33: Published: Mar 29, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1977.
Under the direction of the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is responsible for developing, testing, and evaluating large wind energy systems, and the Department of Agriculture is responsible for identifying, developing, and testing applications in rural and remote areas. Of the funds specifically designated for small, medium,...