Almost without exception, energy earmarked for transportation equals or exceeds energy consumed by any other sector of the economy of developing countries. Moreover, transportation equipment almost invariably utilizes higher priced fuels, such as lighter distillates--gasoline or diesel. Thus, both the high level of demand from the transportation sector and the types of fuel demanded aggravate the balance of payments problem for the oil-importing developing country. The energy requirements for transportation increase rapidly with economic development. In fact, demand for both passenger and freight transportation tends to increase in greater proportion to that of the overall economic growth. Attempts by many developing countries to control this expansion of energy use in transportation are discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From seminar on energy efficiency and conservation; Lome, Togo, Africa 30 March 1983; CONF-830365, pp 277-295.
  • Corporate Authors:

    State University of New York, Stony Brook

    Stony Brook, NY  United States  11794
  • Authors:
    • Carroll, T O
  • Publication Date: 1948

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  • Accession Number: 00396531
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BNL-51748
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1985 12:00AM