Oil resources (121 - 130 of 221 items)
[Energy Supply and Demand Issues]
121291: Mar 23, 1983
Energy issues, a major area of GAO activity were presented; 13 strategic and major target areas of GAO work, 6 of which may generate high congressional interest, were identified. These are areas for which a series of building block efforts and a broad summary report within the next 2 years would be timely. Congressional interest in energy issues remains high, and GAO must continue to respond to th...
[GAO and Energy]
120855: Mar 23, 1983
In an address to an international energy conference, the work of GAO in the energy area was described. There are six strategic target areas of GAO energy work: (1) the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR); (2) emergency preparedness; (3) electricity supply and demand; (4) nuclear power regulation; (5) the Synthetic Fuels Corporation; and (6) the Pacific Northwest Power Act. In addition, GAO is expect...
U.S. Preparedness for Energy Supply Disruptions
120806: Mar 7, 1983
GAO discussed the Nation's preparedness for dealing with energy supply disruptions. Currently, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) is the only real option available to cope with a major supply disruption. Over the past 2 years, the administration has made progress in filling and expanding the SPR. About 185 million barrels a day (MBD) of crude oil were added to the SPR over fiscal years (FY's) 1...
Analysis of Justice Memorandum on President's Statutory Authorities in Oil Crises
OGC-83-6: Published: Mar 4, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1983.
GAO was asked to analyze documents prepared by the administration under the Energy Emergency Preparedness Act of 1982; one of these documents is a legal memorandum prepared by the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel.GAO found that the memorandum is a complete and accurate discussion of the statutes available to the President in various kinds of oil emergencies. However, GAO noted several...
Analysis of the Comprehensive Energy Emergency Response Procedures Report
RCED-83-106: Published: Feb 17, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the comprehensive energy emergency response procedures report submitted by the President to Congress on December 31, 1982.GAO found that the procedures report does not adequately detail the options available to the President. Key programs, notably the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), emergency executive manpower reserves, and some Internationa...
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve
120617: Feb 17, 1983
GAO examined issues concerning the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), which plays a vital role in protecting the Nation's security and economic health during oil supply disruptions. GAO noted that two problem areas which plagued the early development of SPR were delays in construction and in oil acquisition. The administration's proposed fill rates for fiscal years (FY) 1984 through 1986 delay by...
Status of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Activities as of December 31, 1982
RCED-83-93: Published: Jan 14, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1983.
This is the third in a series of reports GAO was requested to provide on the administration's progress in filling the Department of Energy's (DOE) Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).GAO discussed activities during the first quarter of fiscal year (FY) 1983 related to filling the SPR, establishing the FY 1983 fill rate, developing new permanent storage facilities, and determining the status of SPR f...
Analyses of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Drawdown Plan and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Drawdown and Distribution Report
RCED-83-85: Published: Jan 3, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the strategic petroleum reserve (SPR) drawdown plan and the SPR drawdown and distribution report.GAO reported that neither the SPR plan nor the SPR report provides much specific information about the conditions in which SPR oil could be used in an emergency or information on the amount, rate, and timing of its use. Regarding the SPR plan, the ad...
Determination of Oil Price in the International Emergency Sharing System
ID-83-15: Published: Nov 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed several aspects of the participation of the United States in the International Energy Agency (IEA). Specifically, GAO reported on the involvement of the United States in the fourth test of the IEA Emergency Sharing System (ESS) scheduled for the spring of 1983 and the major issue of pricing considerations.GAO found that many IEA member governments...