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Crude Oil Pipe Lines: A Study of Economic Control

Description: The present study does not represent a general investigation of all the various divisions of the transportation phase of the petroleum industry but a very small segment of the industry, i.e., crude oil pipe lines. Rather than being an examination of the technical operations of the industry the study is directed towards a consideration of the instrumentalities of control of interstate pipe line facilities exercised at the hands of major or integrated companies.
Date: 1947
Creator: Bass, Carlyle McCoy
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Crude Oil: Uncertainty about Future Oil Supply Makes It Important to Develop a Strategy for Addressing a Peak and Decline in Oil Production

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The U.S. economy depends heavily on oil, particularly in the transportation sector. World oil production has been running at near capacity to meet demand, pushing prices upward. Concerns about meeting increasing demand with finite resources have renewed interest in an old question: How long can the oil supply expand before reaching a maximum level of production--a peak--from which it can only decline? GAO (1) examined when oil production could peak, (2) assessed the potential for transportation technologies to mitigate the consequences of a peak in oil production, and (3) examined federal agency efforts that could reduce uncertainty about the timing of a peak or mitigate the consequences. To address these objectives, GAO reviewed studies, convened an expert panel, and consulted agency officials."
Date: February 28, 2007
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Crude Oil: California Crude Oil Price Fluctuations Are Consistent with Broader Market Trends

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "California is the nation's fourth largest producer of crude oil and has the third largest oil refining industry (behind Texas and Louisiana). Because crude oil is a globally traded commodity, natural and geopolitical events can affect its price. These fluctuations affect state revenues because a share of the royalty payments from companies that lease state or federal lands to produce crude oil are distributed to the states. Because there are many varieties and grades of crude oil, buyers and sellers often price their oil relative to another abundant, highly traded, and high quality crude oil called a benchmark. West Texas Intermediate (WTI), a light crude oil, is the most commonly used benchmark in the United States. The price difference between a crude oil and its benchmark is commonly expressed as a price differential. In fall 2004, crude oil price differentials between WTI and California's heavier, and generally lower valued, crude oil rose sharply. GAO was asked to examine (1) the extent to which crude oil price differentials in California have fluctuated over the past 20 years and (2) the factors that may explain the recent changes in the price differential between California's crude oil and others. GAO analyzed historical data on California and benchmark crude oil prices and discussed market trends with state and federal government officials and crude oil experts."
Date: January 19, 2007
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Collecting and Examining Subsurface Samples of Petroleum

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing subsurface samples of petroleum. As stated in the scope of report, "the Bureau of Mines has developed special equipment and procedures for obtaining samples of petroleum under pressure from the bottom of wells and for examining these samples in the laboratory" (p. 4). This report includes tables, illustrations, and a photograph.
Date: 1941
Creator: Grandone, Peter & Cook, Alton B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Crude Oil: Qualitative and Quantitative Aspects: The Petroleum World

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing qualitative and quantitative aspects of the petroleum industry. As stated in the introduction, "the purpose of this report is to present authoritative qualitative data from many sources in such a manner as to form an authentic and understandable picture of crude oil as we know it today. The qualitative facts will be augmented by some semi-quantitative data to provide a somewhat broader perspective" (p. 2). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: 1966
Creator: Smith, Harold M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tabulated Analyses of Texas Crude Oils

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing analyses of Texas crude oils. As stated in the introduction, "this paper makes available in condensed tabular form under one cover all analyses of Texas crude oils made by the Bureau of Mines to March 1939" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and a map.
Date: 1939
Creator: Kraemer, A. J. & Wade, Gustav
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Petroleum and Natural Gas Fields in Wyoming

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over the oil and gas fields of Wyoming. As stated in the summary, "this study contains individual reports on 271 oil and gas fields in Wyoming. The location of each field is given; and, where available, maps of the fields, surface formations, and elevations" (p. 1).
Date: 1960
Creator: Biggs, Paul & Espach, Ralph H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Qualitative and Quantitative Aspects of Crude Oil Composition

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on the composition of crude oil. As stated in the abstract, "this publication summarizes the literature on the composition of petroleum, with special emphasis on naphtha and gas oil, and provides a source book for the known qualitative and quantitative facts on crude oil composition" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: 1968
Creator: Smith, Harold Manton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effects of Desulfurization on the Lead Susceptibility of Distillates From Some Crude Oils From Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on experiments conducted regarding the desulfurization of distillates from crude oil. Characteristics and desulfurization processes are presented. This report includes tables, and a chart.
Date: November 1943
Creator: Guthrie, Boyd & Simmons, M. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil-Shale Operations in the Union of South Africa: October 1947

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over production of oil-shale facilities in South Africa. The deposits of oil-shales, and torbanites are described. The operations at the production facilities are also presented. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: January 1954
Creator: Thorne, H. M. & Kraemer, A. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Recovery of Gasoline From Uncondensed Still Vapors

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the possibilities of increasing fuel production from crude oil. Methods of recovering oil that is lost by remaining uncondensed are presented. This report includes tables, graphs, and illustrations.
Date: April 1922
Creator: Dow, Donald B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Survey of Crude Oil in Storage, 1936-1937

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines over surveys conducted on the crude-oil inventory in the United States. Sampling methods, and survey results are presented. Tables and graphs are included in this report.
Date: September 1938
Creator: United States. Bureau of Mines.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Gasoline Situation

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the demands on the oil industry due to an increase in automobiles in the United States. Improvements in drilling methods and refinery practices are presented. This report includes a table.
Date: March 1926
Creator: Hill, Harry H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tabulated Analyses of Texas Crude Oils

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines covering the crude oils from different regions of Texas. Analysis of the properties of each oil sample from the different regions of the state are presented. This report includes tables, and a map.
Date: December 1934
Creator: Wade, Gustav
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sulfur Compounds in Crude Oil

Description: From Abstract: "This report summarizes a systematic 20-year study of the organic sulfur compounds in Wasson, Texas, crude oil and, to a lesser extent, of three crude oils, that culminated in some 200 individual sulfur-compound identifications. This report reviews early sulfur literature covering petroleum sulfur compound identifications completed before this study was begun, and cites 58 papers resulting from this work."
Date: unknown
Creator: Rall, H. T.; Thompson, C. J.; Coleman, H. J. & Hopkins, R. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department