The Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) news section features current news, accomplishments, research initiatives, funding opportunities and more from around the energy sector.  

September 9, 2021

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DOE Authorizes Second Exxon Strategic Petroleum Reserve Exchange to Bolster Fuel Supply Chain Following Hurricane Ida

Today, the Department of Energy authorized the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to conduct a second exchange with ExxonMobil Baton Rouge for an additional 1,500,000 barrels of crude oil. 

September 9, 2021

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DOE Announces Call for 2022 Operational Technology Defender Fellowship Applications

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is now accepting applications for the next class of its Operational Technology (OT) Defender Fellowship aimed at expanding the cybersecurity knowledge and capabilities of U.S. energy sector cyber defenders.

September 3, 2021

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DOE Authorizes Strategic Petroleum Reserve Exchange to Support Region Impacted by Hurricane Ida

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) authorized the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to conduct an exchange of 300,000 barrels of crude oil from the Bayou Choctaw storage site to Placid Refining Company LLC’s refinery.

September 2, 2021

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Secretary Granholm Announces Strategic Petroleum Reserve Exchange

The U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm authorized the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to conduct an exchange with ExxonMobil Baton Rouge to alleviate any logistical issues of moving crude oil within areas affected by Hurricane Ida.