Accession Number : ADA263259


Title :   Energy Security: Federal Responses to December 1989 Heating Fuel Shortages Were Limited


Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a263259.pdf


Report Date : 20 Feb 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 27


Abstract : In December 1989 the nation experienced a severe and unpredicted cold spell, causing an unexpected surge in heating fuel demand and prices. In response to your individual requests, this report examines (1) allegations of shortages of heating fuels during that period, (2) the type of data collected and the analyses performed on heating fuel supply and demand by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Information Administration (EIA), (3) the impact of delays in processing waivers of the Jones Act on heating fuel supplies (the act requires the use of U.S. vessels to transport cargo between U.S. ports), and (4) the impact of interruptible natural gas contracts on heating fuel supplies and availability (these contracts allow natural gas suppliers to discontinue supplies to nonresidential customers during the winter in exchange for price concessions).


Descriptors :   *FUEL SHORTAGES , CONTRACTS , LIMITATIONS , HEATING , SUPPLIES , FEDERAL BUDGETS


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Fuels


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE