TITLE

Expansion Will Bring Reserve To a Billion Barrels of Crude

PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
ENR: Engineering News-Record;9/19/2005, Vol. 255 Issue 11, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that the expansion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), mandated by the month-old Energy Policy Act, has begun at the same time Hurricane Katrina has forced the U.S. to tap the reserve to supply refineries unable to import crude through devastated Gulf Coast ports. The energy act, signed on August 8, directed expansion of SPR from 727 million barrels to one billion. The Department of Energy launched the project with a September 1 notice in the Federal Register, announcing its proposal to expand capacity at three SPR sites and build one new one.
ACCESSION #
18361568

 

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