Historically, coal has been under intense competitive pressure from oil and natural gas. However, from an energy point of view, we must have more coal since we are running short of oil and gas. This paper presents the U.S. energy supply-demand balance for 1971 and a projection for 1985. Costs of competitive fuels are presented. A big problem facing the nation is the difficulty of substituting one fuel for another. Petroleum and natural gas supply charts are presented, and charts of petroleum imports. World petroleum production and consumption is given for 1970 and projected for 1980.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Railway Systems and Management Association

    181 East Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • Jensen, J T
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 20 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054139
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 3 1974 12:00AM