TANKERS AND U.S. ENERGY SITUATION--AN ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

This Nation is facing an energy problem. The range of solutions vary from "the advancement of technology at any cost" to "a reversion to a bucolic society." Many of these solutions, while solving the energy problem, create an associated ecological problem. This paper illustrates a method by which additional oil can be safely imported to the United States by a marine transportation system. This marine system actually reduces the transportation cost of providing this energy and more importantly, reduces the ecological damage to the oceans and beaches when compared with existing systems. This paper is divided into four major areas: (1) the U.S. energy situation and projected oil requirements; (2) the economics of tankers to import that oil to the U.S.; (3) the environmental impact of tanker transportation systems upon the U.S.; and (4) the cost and effectiveness of those systems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Philadelphia Section Meeting of SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Porricelli, J D
    • Keith, V F
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 128 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00053937
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM