Strategic Petroleum Reserve

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  • Strategic Petroleum Reserve Case Study

    The United States can turn to the emergency stockpiles of petroleum products managed by the Department of Energy 's Office of Petroleum Reserves (OPR). The mission of the OPR is to protect the United States from severe petroleum supply disruptions through the purchase, storage, distribution and management of emergency petroleum stocks and to carry out U.S. obligations under the International Energy Program. The OPR manages three stockpiles: the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve, and the Gasoline Supply Reserve. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve is designed to hold 713.5 million barrels of oil which is the largest government-owned stockpile of emergency crude oil in the world. The SPR provides the President with a powerful response option should a disruption in commercial oil supplies threaten the U.S. economy. In 1956 President Eisenhower suggested the creation of the strategic petroleum reserve, however…

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  • Nigerian Oil And Gas Sector Analysis

    the Nigerian Oil and Gas Sector together with the responsibilities of the NCDMB and the IOCs as the two major accountors in the implementation of local content in petroleum contracts. This discussion is important because as the NCDMB is charged with the enforcement accountability, the IOCs as the investors, license-holders and awarders of oil contracts are charged with the compliance accountability. The IOCs’ main functions in the industry are conducted through joint ventures, production-sharing…

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  • Cairn India Case Study

    contrary, will be the single-largest foreign direct investment (FDI) worth $7.2billiion in the petroleum sector. The $12billion FDI announcement made by Korean steel major POSCO in 2005 has failed to take off. In the case of Cairn-Vedanta deal, Cairn Energy is transferring the control of its Indian Unit. The buyout will see the London-Listed mining group, which is led by NRI tycoon Anil Agarwal, take charge of operations with no any experience in the soil sector. While in the RIL-BP deal,…

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  • Shell Water Case Study

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The ROYAL SHELL DUTCH usually called as SHELL by people all over the world. And, is known as SPDC in Nigeria (Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited). SPDC along with JV with NNPC, NAOC and TOTAL had planned to develop the Dodo - NAG Wells Project to meet the objectives of the company. Along with business objectives the idea of SPDC was to help locals by supplying domestic gas and bring the gas flares down (Flaring into atmosphere also known as emission of…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Fracking

    In many people’s minds, the term “Fracking” only applies to the controversial extraction process and the environmental impact surrounding that process. Hydraulic Fracturing or “Fracking” for short is a process where chemicals and water are injected into wells to breakup rock formations that have gas or oil trapped in the rock itself. This process is specifically used for developing and extracting oil and natural gas from shale. While most people have heard the term “Fracking”, very few…

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  • The Impact Of Automobiles In Africa

    As stated above, iron ore is needed to be able to produce one of the metals used in cars, iron, and carbon with iron is needed to produce steel. Algeria has manners of getting both of these with iron ore and natural gases as their resources, offering a great supplier of natural reserve. In past years, Algeria has encountered quite a bit of conflict and violence resulting in over 100,000 deaths due to indiscriminate massacres of villagers by extremists. Most recently they are encountering a…

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  • Analysis Of Andrew Nikiforuk's 'Tarmageddon'

    Canadian journalist, Andrew Nikiforuk, makes a connection the negative effects that tar sands have on Canada’s economy and environment, in his essay “Tarmageddon: Dirty oil is turning Canada into a corrupt petro-state.”Nikiforuk’s goal is to help his audience realize the political downfalls within Canada and its failed efforts to protect both citizen and environment. It is clear that Nikiforuk’s target audience are those who are well educated in both politics and the environment. His use of…

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  • Oil In China Case Study

    This situation alert the Chinese government to the need to solve this problem The oil searching and oil exploitation has become the first thing which the government need to solve. This article will talk about the effect and cause when the oil field discovered in China and discuss the benefits of them. Oil resources occupies an extremely important position in national economy and people 's life, it is the indispensability natural resource for the mankind existence, society progress and modern…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Fossil Fuels

    Every aluminum can to every plastic bottle recycled reduces natural gas and oil consumption. Almost all tires produced in the United States are synthetic rubber which is a petroleum based product. Every tire created consumes around seven gallons of oil. The world creates over a billion tires annually. Around 240 million of those tires end up discarded into landfills across the country. While programs exist to recycle these tires into reusable fuel, most go to waste. Recycling these fossil fuel…

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  • 0il And Gas Industry Study Report

    For over 100 years the story was 0ne of growth in production to supply a largely Western-driven market, and of competition between private companies for access to reserves. Since 2OO5, oil prices have moved to a permanently high level. 0ther industries are capturing some of the demand for transport by producing more efficient engines, vehicles, ships and aircraft, and by supplying alternative fuels. New technologies are providing diverse but uncertain opportunities for producing ‘unconventional’…

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