Energy, its present and future sources, both natural and technologically created, and the economics thereof, is the main study of this report. Particular emphasis is placed upon natural gas because it is, among other factors, the most desired from an environmental point of view. A short history of the gas industry is followed by the sudden announcement of the shortage of natural gas concomitant with its rising demand. Different views as to the cause of this shortage are presented. Because of exponentially increasing demand for natural gas, other energy alternatives, such as Solar, Nuclear, Geothermal, etc. are examined. Further, increasing demand leads to the purchase of natural gas from foreign sources and the need for transporting the gas in the liquefied state. This leads to a study of the economics of liquefied natural gas covering areas from exploration, drilling, development, transmission, etc., on through transportation and regasification. The studied is carried finally through the economics of the LNG tanker, both foreign and U.S. systems including labor cost factors.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point

    United States Merchant Marine Academy
    Kings Point, NY  United States  11024
  • Authors:
    • Prose, M E
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 139 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050816
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 24 1974 12:00AM