CAPITAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF ENERGY MATERIALS: 1979 ARC ESTIMATES. DRAFT FINAL REPORT

This report contains TERA's estimates of capital requirements to transport natural gas, crude oil, petroleum products, and coal in the United States by 1990. The low, medium, and high world-oil-price scenarios from the EIA's Mid-range Energy Forecasting System (MEFS), as used in the 1979 Annual Report to Congress (ARC), were provided as a basis for the analysis and represent three alternative futures. TERA's approach varies by energy commodity to make best use of the information and analytical tools available. Summaries of transportation investment requirements through 1990 are given. Total investment requirements for three modes (pipelines, rails, waterways and the three energy commodities can accumulate to a $49.9 to $50.9 billion range depending on the scenario. The scenarios are distinguished primarily by the world price of oil which, given deregulation of domestic oil prices, affects US oil prices even more profoundly than in the past. The high price of oil, following the evidence of the last year, is projected to hold demand for oil below the recent past. (ERA citation 05:035041)

  • Corporate Authors:

    TERA, Incorporated

    1901 North Fort Myer Drive
    Arlington, VA  USA  22209

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20585
  • Publication Date: 1980-8-13

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  • Pagination: 153 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00328714
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: AC01-80EI10617
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM