This report was prepared in fulfillment of Section 1245(d)(4)(A) of the National Defense Authorization
Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012, which requires that, not later than 60 days from enactment and every
60 days thereafter, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) “submit to Congress a report on the
availability and price of petroleum and petroleum products produced in countries other than Iran in the
60-day period preceding the submission of the report.” As specified by the NDAA, EIA consulted with
the Department of Treasury, the Department of State, and the intelligence community in the process of
developing this report.