Starting today, we’re going to periodically feature government documents that are available through K-State Libraries. Whether it’s a document that’s shelved in Stack Level F (where we keep most of the physical copies of government documents) or one that is electronically accessible, we think it’s important to highlight the variety and breadth of documents that are available for various types of research.
Today’s featured government document is “Immediate Relief From High Oil Prices: Deploying The Strategic Petroleum Reserves.” On October 17, 1973, several Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) nations issued an oil embargo on particular countries, including the United States. This event led to the 1973-1974 oil crisis. In response to the economic crisis that followed, President Ford signed the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA). As a result of this legislation, the U.S. Department of Energy established the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to ensure U.S. consumers an uninterrupted supply of oil in times of urgent need.
And as always, please don’t hesitate to Ask A Librarian if you should have any questions about government documents research.
“Strategic Petroleum Reserve – Profile.” U.S. Department of Energy. Fossil
Energy Office of Communications. 16 Oct. 2012. Web. 16 Oct. 2012.