Energy supplies (41 - 50 of 63 items)
Status of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Activities--February 1981
EMD-81-49: Published: Feb 24, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1981.
The Energy Security Act requires the President to resume filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) at an average rate of at least 100,000 barrels per day for fiscal year 1981 and succeeding years. As of December 11, 1980, the Administration had completed its fiscal year 1981 efforts.For the first time since the passage of the Energy Security Act, the Government acted to increase the fill rate...
Strategic Petroleum Reserve
114628: Mar 18, 1981
The Energy Security 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 succeeding years. The Department of Energy's (DOE) fiscal year (FY) 1981 appropriation provided that the President should seek to fill the SPR at an average annual rate of at least 300,000 barrels per day or at a rate which wil...
Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline Operations: More Federal Monitoring Needed
EMD-81-11: Published: Jan 6, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1981.
To see how well the pipeline monitoring of both pipeline and environmental integrity is being carried out, GAO evaluated several technical and environmental stipulations imposed on the operating company as conditions for the pipeline's right-of-way across federal lands.The operating company has deviated from various technical requirements designed to prevent or detect oil leaks, and corrective act...
The Case for Regional Planning in Energy-Rich States
116150: Jan 1, 1981
Planning can buttress market processes if it provides accurate information to economic decisionmakers. GAO has studied the extent of long-term planning in the currently prosperous Southwest region of Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana which has relied on the oil and gas industry as a major stimulus for economic growth. Both production and proven reserves of these nonrenewable resources are declining....
The Potential for Diversifying Oil Imports by Accelerating Worldwide Oil Exploration and Production
ID-81-07: Published: Nov 25, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1980.
GAO examined the potential for the United States to diversify its sources of imported oil and the incentives and disincentives for private U.S. oil companies to diversify their individual foreign oil sources in order to reduce dependency upon the Middle East and North Africa. Diversification does not mean abandoning traditional oil sources; it means reducing reliance upon them by supplementing the...
Using Elk Hills and Alaskan North Slope Oil To Supply the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
EMD-81-4: Published: Oct 21, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1980.
GAO was requested to determine why the domestic sources of crude oil from the Alaskan North Slope and Elk Hills Naval Petroleum Reserve were not used to fill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), whether they could be used for the SPR, and what effect such purchases would have on the U.S. balance of payments. The review covered the period May 4, 1980 to October 7, 1980, and assessed the feasibili...
Status of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Activities
EMD-80-127: Published: Sep 23, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1980.
A request was made for an assessment of the Administration's activities to implement Title VIII of the Energy Security Act, which requires the President to: (1) resume filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) at an average rate of at least 100,000 barrels per day for fiscal year 1981 and succeeding years; and (2) amend, within 60 days of enactment, the Department of Energy's (DOE) crude oil e...
Oil Savings From Greater Intertie Capacity Between the Pacific Northwest and California
EMD-80-100: Published: Sep 24, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1980.
GAO undertook a study of the benefits from expanding the Pacific Northwest-Southwest electricity interconnections as part of its continuing effort to assess the Federal power marketing agencies' operations and because the existing interties between the Pacific Northwest-Southwest cannot carry the potential for all power exchanges. The study involved the Bonneville Power Administration, Western Are...
The United States Exerts Limited Influence on the International Crude Oil Spot Market
EMD-80-98: Published: Aug 21, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1980.
In 1979, the world oil market was in disarray. Crude oil prices more than doubled. Unified pricing by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) crumbled as many of these countries first placed surcharges on the price of their oil, and then in a number of cases, imposed whatever prices they believed the market would bear. At the height of this turmoil, the international crude oil spo...
Oil and Gas Potential in the William O. Douglas Arctic Wildlife Range
EMD-80-104: Published: Jul 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1980.
An examination was undertaken of the Interior Department's study of the oil and gas potential of the William O. Douglas Arctic Wildlife Range to assure that all pertinent data is being provided without modification or change. The initial input to Interior's study came from a 12-member Geologic Assessment Committee composed of 11 U.S. Geological Survey employees, and 1 member from the State of Alas...