WORKSHOP ON FUEL SUPPLY STRATEGIES

Alternative strategies to ensure fuel supplies for transit and other local government operations in an emergency were examined in this workshop. Discussion focused on the resource paper, Fuel Supply Strategies: A Local Perspective, by Swyer (Part III, Session 4 of these proceedings). Alternative strategies discussed included: (1.) Enhanced fuel storage obtained by purchase or lease of existing storage facilities or construction of new facilities. Such facilities could be either centralized at a single location or decentralized at several location (e.g., individual bus garages); (2.) Assured supply agreements including options to buy fuel in prespecified quantities; (3.) Intergovernmental cooperatives designed to increase the buying power of local agencies by presenting a unified, larger purchaser to the marketplace; (4.) Contracting with suppliers for fuel storage. (5.) Trading (hedging) on the fuel futures market; (6.) Making fuel-purchasing arrangements with current suppliers; and (7.) Changing fuel-purchasing procedures to ensure that the procurement process and contract terms are relevant to the market.

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    • This paper appeared in TRB Special Report 203, Proceedings of the Conference on Energy Contingency Planning in Urban Areas. Conference was conducted by TRB and sponsored by UMTA, April 6-9, 1983, Houston, Texas. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
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    • Swyer, Jacqueline
    • Steinmann, Richard
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  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Pagination: p 7
  • Monograph Title: PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONFERENCE ON ENERGY CONTINGENCY PLANNING IN URBAN AREAS
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  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM