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Status of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Activities as of September 30, 1983
RCED-84-11: Published: Oct 14, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the administration's progress in filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) during the fourth quarter of fiscal year (FY) 1983.GAO found that: (1) Congress dropped additional FY 1983 SPR funding which will cause the SPR to enter FY 1984 operating under a continuing resolution and with funds carried over from prior years; (2) the SPR fill rate...
Status of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Activities as of June 30, 1983
RCED-83-203: Published: Jul 13, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional committee request that GAO report on a quarterly basis through fiscal year (FY) 1985 on the administration's progress in filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and in complying with the requirements of applicable law, GAO submits this review.GAO found that Congress continues to consider SPR funding for FY's 1983 and 1984. Among other matters being considered is a...
Performance Evaluation: Energy Information Administration
PART-82-1: Published: May 19, 1982. Publicly Released: May 19, 1982.
The Professional Audit Review Team (PART) reviewed the performance of the Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Information Administration (EIA) as required by statute. The report addressed major funding and staff reductions in EIA activities and evaluated EIA performance of functions that are central to its ability to effectively perform its role.PART found that the redirection of the federal energy...
Oil and Gas Royalty Collections--Longstanding Problems Costing Millions
AFMD-82-6: Published: Oct 29, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1981.
GAO reviewed the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) continued unsuccessful efforts to collect oil and gas royalties on federal and Indian lands and the serious impact of this problem on the collection of the windfall profit tax.Financial management problems in existence 20 years ago persist today because management has not focused on correcting reported deficiencies. As a result, USGS is not collecti...
Review of DOE Efforts To Enforce Crude Oil Pricing Regulations of the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act of 1973
114865: Apr 2, 1981
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy (DOE) audits of the 35 major refiners and the crude oil resellers from October 1977 through September 1980. The DOE Office of the Special Counsel, established in 1977 to audit the 35 major refiners, has alleged approximately $10.8 billion in violations of the crude oil pricing regulations. Because of the complexity of the audits and the fact that not all of th...
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...
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...
Information on Department of Energy's Management of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
EMD-79-49: Published: Mar 22, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1979.
Answers are presented to a series of congressionally generated questions concerning the management of the strategic petroleum reserve program by the Department of Energy.Prior review of the cost and feasibility of salt cavern storage raised questions concerning the need for better information to reduce risks and uncertainties regarding the suitability of specific caverns for storage. However, salt...
National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska Exploration Program
EMD-79-13: Published: Dec 5, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1978.
The Naval Petroleum Reserves Production Act of 1976 calls for studies on: (1) procedures for developing and distributing petroleum resources of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPRA), and (2) values and alternative uses of lands in the NPRA. The first study entails making an assessment of the hydrocarbon potential of NPRA, using data from the exploration program. Considering the difficult...
Critical Factors Affecting Saudi Arabia's Oil Decisions
ID-78-32: Published: May 12, 1978. Publicly Released: May 12, 1978.
Saudi Arabia has a vital role in meeting world energy needs because it has over 25 percent of the free world's known oil reserves and the ability to increase or decrease oil production. Various studies on the world energy outlook conclude that before the end of this century world oil supplies will be insufficient to meet demand under an orderly marketing system. Factors affecting the ability and w...