Energy policy (31 - 40 of 50 items)
Additional Improvements Needed in Logistics Support for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
RCED-84-12: Published: Apr 13, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts to develop an integrated logistics support system for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) storage locations. The review was made as part of a comprehensive effort to evaluate DOE performance in developing, filling, and maintaining the SPR.During initial planning and construction of the SPR, emphasis was placed upon meeting oil storage goals a...
Comments on Proposed Energy Emergency Preparedness Act Amendments of 1983, S. 1678
122630: Oct 19, 1983
GAO commented on the Energy Emergency Preparedness Act Amendments of 1983, S. 1678, and the Nation's ability to coordinate an emergency response with its allies. The bill deals with problems cited earlier by GAO, including incomplete emergency response procedures, the prospects of conflicting Federal and State laws and policies, and the legal impediments regarding Executive Manpower Reserves. GAO...
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve
121312: May 6, 1983
GAO discussed issues relating to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and indicated areas for congressional concern and action. Specifically, GAO focused on the SPR fiscal year (FY) 1983 fill rate and the administration's budget request for FY 1984. GAO noted that the administration has made progress in filling the SPR and that under the law a lower fill rate is allowed if the President finds tha...
Deferral of SPR Budget Authority Not Reported to Congress
OGC-83-11: Published: May 5, 1983. Publicly Released: May 5, 1983.
GAO reported a deferral of budget authority provided for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) petroleum account which should have been, but was not, reported to Congress pursuant to the provisions of the Impoundment Control Act.GAO found that a total of $4.5 billion is available in the SPR account for oil deliveries in fiscal year (FY) 1983. GAO estimated that, at current prices, approximately $8...
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...
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...
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...
Study of National Fuel and Energy Policy
B-140579: Published: Jul 25, 1972. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Strategic Petroleum Reserve: Substantial Progress Made, but Capacity and Oil Quality Concerns Remain
EMD-82-19: Published: Dec 31, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1981.
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) is vital to the Nation's efforts to protect itself against oil embargoes or temporary oil shortages. GAO was asked to provide periodic status reports and an overall report on the Administration's efforts through fiscal year 1981 to fill SPR in compliance with the Energy Security Act.During fiscal year 1981, the Administration far surpassed the required minimum...
The United States Remains Unprepared for Oil Import Disruptions
EMD-81-117: Published: Sep 29, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1981.
GAO examined the Federal Government's ability to cope with oil import disruptions, reported on the adequacy of the Department of Energy's (DOE) current contingency programs and organization for dealing with oil shortages, and suggested ways to strengthen the Nation's energy emergency preparedness. In order to examine present emergency preparedness, GAO examined emergency programs for quickly incre...