Emergency Planning and Preparedness

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Securing Oil and Natural Gas Infrastructures
In the New Economy

This NPC report suggests actions for identifying and reducing infrastructure vulnerabilities within the oil and natural gas industries. It presents the case for moving forward in the new business environment, adopting critical infrastructure protection thinking as part of the foundation of acting in the best interests of a company. It identifies the issues and the steps forward that the oil and natural gas industries and the government will need to implement to ensure the integrity and continuity of the industries’ infrastructure.

This report’s recommendations are intended to be dynamic, reflecting the fact that the industry is in the midst of significant change. Even the understanding of critical infrastructure protection is still evolving. Energy infrastructures are inextricably linked with other critical infrastructures, and, as a result, the report takes a holistic perspective on critical infrastructure protection.

(100 pages) Price per printed copy: $15.00

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Industry Assistance to Government – Methods for Providing
Petroleum Industry Expertise During Emergencies

The report was prepared in response to a request from the Secretary to recommend methods of government/industry cooperation to use in varying stress situations, particularly national security emergencies. The NPC report recommends three types or levels of petroleum industry assistance in energy emergencies, depending on their nature and severity. The response levels include: company emergency contacts, executive advisory groups, and a petroleum National Defense Executive Reserve. The report presents a detailed discussion of each response level, the practical and legal aspects of the various methods, and recommendations on the mission, organization, and rules of operation of each.

(130 pages) Price: $15.00

Short-Term Petroleum Outlook –
An Examination of Issues and Projections

The report discusses significant issues relating to the short-term worldwide supply and demand for crude oil and refined petroleum products following Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. The report, prepared prior to the successful “Operation Desert Storm,” places emphasis on ways in which the complex but flexible petroleum distribution system could be expected to deal with the effects of various types of problems. The issue of most immediate interest and concern was the potential effect of a significant further disruption of petroleum exports from the Middle East. The Council’s report recommended several actions to ensure that the impact of such a disruption on military needs and the U.S. economy, if it were to occur, would be minimized. The Council also cautioned against certain types of government response that could reduce the ability of the petroleum supply system to respond effectively.

(140 pages) Price: $15.00

The Strategic Petroleum Reserve:
A Report on the Capability to Distribute SPR Oil

The report examines the capabilities of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to distribute oil during an emergency and recommends certain changes to ensure the timely and efficient drawdown, distribution, and refining of SPR crude oil. The study assesses the capabilities of four operational areas: SPR facilities, the overland distribution system, the marine distribution system, and the domestic refining industry. These areas are studied under three distinct cases: 1983 actual conditions, a 1990 nondisrupted case, and a 1990 disrupted case.

(296 pages) Price: $30.00

Emergency Preparedness for Interruption of Petroleum Imports into the United States

The report discusses emergency preparedness plans for oil import disruptions, specifically addressing emergency demand reduction and fuel substitution options, inventories and strategic stocks, emergency oil and gas production, emergency refining operations, emergency logistics operations, international considerations, and emergency industry/government operations. The study examines potential emergencies stemming from major cutoffs of oil imports into the United States and does not deal with public issues related to petroleum industry operations in non-emergency conditions.

(512 pages) Price: $32.50