A study was undertaken to determine the causes of the divergences among published energy-intensity values and to prepare a set of consistent values. This volume presents the findings in relation to the freight transportation modes. After a brief overview of the important factors to be considered and the potential pitfalls facing users and analysts of energy intensity values, each of the major means of freight transportation -- air, marine, pipelines, rail, and truck -- is discussed. In each of the chapters, after a critique of the available data sources, a consistent time series of operational data and energy intensity values is presented for the major sectors of each mode. In addition, the energy-use effects of the major operational and hardware parameters are quantified so that the given energy intensity values may be modified to reflect a variety of possible changes in the transportation systems. Finally, matrices giving the great-circle distances and modal circuity ratios among the 50 largest standard metropolitan statistical areas are included to facilitate intermodal comparisons.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    P. O. Box 2008
    Oak Ridge, TN  United States  37831

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Rose, A B
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 135 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00305163
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-26
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM