Alachua County Energy conservation strategies commission: Peak Oil and Transportation Planning for 2035. Presentation to the MTPO February 14, 2008. US General Accountability Office.
Alachua County Energy conservation strategies commission: Peak Oil and Transportation Planning for 2035
Presentation to the MTPO February 14, 2008
GAO-07-283: released February, 2007
This chart depicts the sources of American oil imports. While the United States gets about 45% of its oil from the Middle East and North Africa, these regions hold over two thirds of the oil reserves worldwide.”
Driving the Future of Energy Security http://lugar.senate.gov/energy/graphs/oilimport.html
US Consumption 20.59 MB/Day
Million Barrels per Day
Energy Information Administration; Official Energy Statistics from the US Government
In commenting on a draft of the report, the Departments of Energy and the Interior generally agreed with the report and recommendations.
“To better prepare for a peak in oil production, GAO recommends that the Secretary of Energy work with other agencies to establish a strategy to coordinate and prioritize federal agency efforts to reduce uncertainty about the likely timing of a peak and to advise Congress on how best to mitigate consequences.”
That the MTPO:
“Move to direct MTPO staff to include in the consultant Scope of Services (for 2035 & future Transportation Plan updates) a requirement that peak oil production and decline variables be reviewed and tested so as to:
(1), determine potential future transportation and land use scenarios necessary to mitigate local effects of peak oil production and decline; and (2), recommend alternatives to accomplish transportation and land use mitigation strategies.”