CAPITAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF ENERGY MATERIALS BASED ON PIES SCENARIO ESTIMATES. ANALYSIS MEMORANDUM

Capital requirements to transport coal, crude oil, petroleum products, and natural gas in the year 1985 are estimated. These requirements are based on PIES Scenarios A, C, and E which represent three alternatives for the future. The approach used to estimate requirements consists of the following three elements: formulate interregional origin-destination energy-flow matrices for crude oil, petroleum products, natural gas, and coal by using appropriate PIES scenario runs, solution files, and other relevant information; compare the above flows with data on existing facilities and networks to determine major interregional shifts and the potential need for capacity expansion in the transportation of energy on the basis of prevailing modal splits; and specify, analyze, and estimate the requirements and the capital costs of major capacity improvements and increases in transportation capacity under alternative assumptions. These estimates take into account the anticipated lead times associated with different types of projects and equipment needs. The total investment requirements for the national energy transportation system to effectively serve the nation's energy needs in 1985 are estimated to be $29.6 to $31.5 billion in lower range, and $33.6 to $35.7 billion in the upper range.

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    TERA, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • KENDRICK, M J
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

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  • Pagination: 233 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303858
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AM/EI/79/19
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM