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

In May 1978, Transportation and Economic Research Associates (TERA), Inc. completed a study in which information and methodologies were developed for the determination of capital requirements in the transportation of energy materials. This work was designed to aid EIA in the analysis of PIES solutions. The work consisted of the development of five algorithms which are used to estimate transportation-investment requirements associated with energy commodities and transportation modes. For the purpose of this analysis, TERA was provided with three PIES-solution scenarios for 1985. These are: Scenario A which assumes a high domestic economic rate of growth along with its corresponding high demand for petroleum, as well as a high domestic supply of petroleum; Scenario C which assumes a medium level of economic growth and petroleum demand and supply; and Scenario E which assumes a low level of economic growth and domestic demand and supply for petroleum. Two PIES-related outputs used in TERA's analysis are the ''COOKIE'' reports which present activity summaries by region and ''PERUSE'' printouts of solution files which give interregional flows by energy material. Only the transportation of four energy materials, crude oil, petroleum products, natural gas, and coal is considered. In estimating the capital costs of new or expanded capacity for the transportation of these materials, three transportation modes were examined: pipelines, water carriers (inland barge and deep draft vessels), and railroads. (ERA citation 04:030407)

  • Corporate Authors:

    TERA, Incorporated

    1901 North Fort Myer Drive
    Arlington, VA  United States  22209

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Gezen, A
    • KENDRICK, M J
    • Khan, S S
    • Mellen, N F
  • Publication Date: 1978-8-15

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  • Pagination: 364 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00304583
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EC-77-C-01-8596
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1980 12:00AM