NASEO Energy Security Publications
NASEO Guidance for States on Petroleum Shortage Response Planning
February 2018 - 2.3 MB PDF Version - 2.3 MB
Author: Jeff Pillon, NASEO
This guide is designed to provide assistance to states as they update their energy assurance plans by responding to the needs identified by states and others for improved planning and mitigation in the petroleum sector. It also summarizes key guidance and serves as a companion to NASEO’s suite of energy assurance technical assistance offerings, energy emergency exercises, and coordination workshops. The first section of the guidance addresses the importance for states to be able to monitor petroleum markets, assess consequences when supply disruptions occur and the need to understand threats from all hazards, vulnerabilities, and interdependencies. The second section of the guidance provides information on a series of programs and measures which states can use to respond to specific conditions and problems that may occur during a petroleum supply disruption. (
Integrating Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Energy Assurance Planning: Information, Examples, and Data Resources to Guide States
Author(s): Sandy Fazeli and Jeff Pillon, NASEO
This report discusses the opportunities and potential challenges surrounding the deployment of AFVs in emergency fleets and the data and information needs for a more robust inclusion of alternative fuel vehicles in energy assurance plans. It includes a scan of states’ energy assurance plans to identify how alternative fuels and vehicle efficiency support resilience and mitigate energy supply disruptions.
Guidance for States on Relief from Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations in an Energy Emergency
November 2014 - 0.12MB PDF
This report covers Federal Motor Carrier safety issues that can arise during energy emergencies, such as driver hours waivers. It includes a set of frequently asked questions, a draft executive order for adaptation by states, and suggested implementation steps and contains updated material to reflect regulatory changes to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) as directed by the Reliable Home Heating Act which was signed into law
on June 30, 2014.
Memo: New Federal Motor Carrier Safety Law and Governor Authority
July 2014 - 0.08 MB PDF
This memo provides important updates to NASEO's October 2012 guidance following passage of the Reliable Home Heating Act (Public Law 113-125). Under provision of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, enacted December 16, 2014, FMCSA has suspended the requirements regarding the restart of a driver’s 60- or 70-hour limit that drivers were required to comply with beginning July 1, 2013. For further information see: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/hours-service/hours-service-drivers
Strategies for States in Energy Assurance Planning: Regional Coordination and Communication
March 2013 - 0.28MB PDF
This paper will provide states with strategies for working on a multi-state regional level to coordinate energy assurance planning, share information, and communicate effectively.
State Energy Assurance Guidelines Version 3.1
December 2009 - 5.09MB PDF
The State Energy Assurance Guidelines provide an outline for states to reference in the development of a state energy assurance plan.
Workshops, Exercises and Trainings
Western States Petroleum Shortage Response Planning Workshop
April 30-May 1, 2019 - San Diego, CA
NASEO, in partnership with the National Emergency Management Association, and with support from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response, hosted a Petroleum Shortage Response Planning Workshop, for states in the Western region to support the development of multi-state coordination to address fuel shortage challenges during a catastrophic and wide-spread event (e.g., earthquake and tsunami), enhance relationships among state energy offices and emergency management agencies, aid state and federal agencies in defining respective petroleum emergency responsibilities, explore how states might develop more comprehensive petroleum shortage response plans, and bolster overall energy system resilience. The summary of workshop outcomes is available on NASEO's website.
Viking Shadow Midwest Energy Assurance Workshop
July 30-31, 2018 - St. Paul, MN
NASEO, in coordination with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER), hosted the “Viking Shadow” Energy Assurance Workshop for the Midwest, Great Plains, and Rocky Mountain regions to improve states’ ability to identify gaps in current energy emergency plans as they relate to cybersecurity, fuel coordination, and multi-state coordination; examine state and federal government roles and responsibilities during energy emergencies; and encourage increased coordination between states and industry when responding to events.
Petroleum Shortage Response Planning Workshop
February 21-22, 2018 - Atlanta, GA
NASEO, in partnership with the National Emergency Management Association, and with support from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER), hosted a Petroleum Shortage Response Planning Workshop, for states in the Southeast and South-Central regions to explore how states might develop more comprehensive plans to respond to fuel shortages. Utilizing NASEO’s newly released Guidance for States on Petroleum Shortage Response Planning, workshop attendees from state energy offices, state emergency management agencies, industry, and the federal government participated in facilitated discussions focused on responding to a category 3 hurricane and subsequent cyber-attack to oil and natural gas supply critical infrastructure systems. The workshop summary report is available on NASEO's website.
"Liberty Eclipse" Cyber-Energy Emergency Exercise
December 8-9, 2016 - Newport, RI
NASEO and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) held a cyber and energy emergency exercise in Newport, Rhode Island. The exercise focused on Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, and included State Energy Office Directors, State Utility Commissioners, oil, gas, utility industry representatives, and related Federal officials from the Departments of Homeland Security, Transportation and Defense. The exercise tested the response and recovery efforts of state and federal officials and the private energy industries to an electrical power outage of significant portions affecting much of the Northeast and Middle Atlantic States from a cyber incident. Under the scenarios used, it took over two weeks to fully restore power to all customers. The exercise included related energy infrastructure impacts on petroleum suppliers and refineries in the affected area that also resulted in a major fuel shortage. The exercise participants responded with actions that would taken to mitigate the impacts of the power outage, as well as impacts on gasoline supplies and heating oil to consumers. The summary report for the exercise is available on DOE's website.
Western Regional Emergency Fuel Coordination Meeting
September 28-30, 2016 - Sacramento, CA
NASEO and the California Energy Commission (CEC) hosted an Emergency Fuel Coordination Meeting for Western states and industry partners. This meeting was a unique opportunity for state and industry partners in the West to work towards the development of more coordinated, detailed, and effective energy emergency response plans.
NASEO 2020 Severe Summer Weather Outlook Webinar
May 29, 2020
NASEO 2019 Severe Summer Weather Outlook Webinar
May 30, 2019
NASEO-EIA 2018-2019 Winter Energy Outlook Webinar
October 10, 2018
NASEO 2018 Hurricane Season Preparedness Webinar
June 12, 2018
NASEO Petroleum Shortage Response Planning Guidance Webinar
June 7, 2018
NASEO-EIA 2017-2018 Winter Energy Outlook Webinar
October 11, 2017
State Petroleum Contingency Planning Webinar
June 15, 2017
Electromagnetic Pulse and its Impacts on the Electric Power System Webinar
April 26, 2017
Energy Emergency Assurance Coordinator Training Webinar (Presentation)
NASEO Updated Guidance for States on Relief from Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations in an Energy Emergency Webinar
November 10, 2014
Preparing Infrastructure for Natural Disasters
December 1, 2017 - Phoenix, AZ
NASEO participated in a discussion at the Western Governors Association Winter Meeting on preparing infrastructure for natural disasters with a focus on the energy water sectors. NASEO, along with the other session panelists, engaged in a dialogue with governors to discuss how states can better prepare for the impact of natural disasters on the western region’s water and energy infrastructure and recent legislation and initiatives at the federal level that aim to improve the states’ ability to prepare and response to emergencies.
Emergency Preparedness and Resiliency in the Energy Sector
October 2017 - Fort Lauderdale, FL
NASEO provided a presentation at the Florida Energy Summit on emergency preparedness and resiliency in the energy sector to discuss states’ role in preventing the disruption of fuel and electricity during natural disasters and how states partner with industry to quickly restore services.
Assessing Regional Transportation Fuel Supply Shortages and Consequences
September 29, 2016 - Sacramento, CA
The California Energy Commission (CEC) and National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) hosted an Emergency Fuel Coordination Meeting for Western states and industry partners on September 28 - 30, 2016, in Sacramento, CA. This meeting was a unique opportunity for state and industry partners in the West to work towards the development of more coordinated, detailed, and effective energy emergency response plans. Jeff Pillon, NASEO’s Director of Energy Assurance, discussed information sharing among public and private sector partners in an emergency event as well as the likely impacts from catastrophic events which could lead to regional transportation fuel supply shortages in the Western region and how states should enhance their risk assessment capabilities to assist their planning and response efforts.