There are now 381 miles of coal-slurry pipelines, carrying more than 6 million tons/yr of coal, in the U.S., and a 1000 mile, 38 in. dia line currently being planned will carry 25 million tons/yr. The Consolidation Coal Co. and Southern Pacific Transportation Co. have reported that no attrition of particles has occurred during the operation of their slurry lines. Slurry lines can transport energy at a cost of $0.024/million Btu/100 mi, compared with $0.02/million Btu/100 mi for gas, $0.015 million Btu 100 mi for coal extract, and $0.008/million Btu 100 mi for oil. The economics of coal transportation by pipeline vs. coal gasification are compared.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Interpipe '73 Conference, Houston, Texas, No. 1, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Petroleum Publishing Company

    211 South Cheyenne, P.O. Box 1260
    Tulsa, OK  United States  75221
  • Authors:
    • Wasp, E J
  • Publication Date: 1973-12-24

Media Info

  • Pagination: 5 p.
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 71
    • Issue Number: 52
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056405
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM