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Optional Development Strategies for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
RCED-85-113: Published: Apr 22, 1985. Publicly Released: May 7, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the optional development strategies for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) which the administration proposed to help reduce the budget deficit.GAO found that, as the SPR size increases, so does the potential to meet domestic needs and to mitigate adverse economic impacts such as lost economic growth, increased inflation, and unemployment. GAO an...
Survey of Oil Company Views on Fair Sharing in an International Oil Supply Disruption
NSIAD-85-45: Published: Feb 5, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO surveyed U.S. oil companies that participate in the International Energy Agency (IEA) to determine their views on whether some form of a fair sharing program is needed in the United States to meet an IEA emergency oil sharing obligation.GAO found that a majority of the companies believe that the government should assume or be prepared to assume a role in en...
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...
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
117801: Mar 16, 1982
GAO discussed work on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) program. Except for the recent build-up of SPR, undertaken largely as a result of congressional interest, the United States is no better prepared to deal with a major oil disruption now than it was during the oil embargo, and almost all other energy emergency preparedness efforts are in various states of disarray. GAO is convinced that th...
Leasing Storage Capacity for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
EMD-82-62: Published: Mar 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1982.
In testimony before a congressional subcommittee, GAO agreed to provide supplemental information on accelerating the fill rate for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) by leasing existing storage capacity on a temporary basis.GAO found that, under the Department of Energy's (DOE) current expansion plans and the fiscal year budget proposal, the SPR fill rate will continue to be constrained by the...
Energy Emergency Preparedness
117800: Mar 9, 1982
Except for recent efforts to expedite the fill rate of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the United States is no better prepared to deal with a major oil disruption now than it was during the 1973 oil embargo, and almost all other energy emergency preparedness efforts are in various states of disarray. To be truly effective, contingency programs need to be fully developed, tested, and ready for qui...
The Effects of the Fiscal Year 1983 Budget, Energy Reorganization, and Program Changes on U.S. Energy Emergency Preparedness
EMD-82-45: Published: Mar 9, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1982.
GAO was asked to update its analysis of energy emergency preparedness by looking into the effect of continuing budget and staff reductions at the Department of Energy (DOE). It was also asked to: (1) comment on the implications that the proposed energy reorganization may have on both domestic and international energy emergency preparedness; (2) clarify the United States' obligations under the Inte...