ASSESSMENT OF COSTS AND BENEFITS OF FLEXIBLE AND ALTERNATIVE FUEL USE IN THE US TRANSPORTATION SECTOR. TECHNICAL REPORT 2: A CONTEXT FOR ESTIMATING ECONOMIC AND ENERGY SECURITY BENEFITS
As the transportation sector increasingly dominates the demand for petroleum fuels and as US dependence on imported petroleum grows, interest in substitutes for petroleum-based motor fuels intensifies. Interest arises from the belief that having significant alternatives to petroleum fuels will bring about lower crude oil prices and will reduce both the likelihood of an oil market disruption and its potential magnitude. This report addresses the framework, methods, and assumptions necessary to evaluate these questions, as they apply to methanol derived from low cost natural gas feedstocks.
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Department of Energy1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC United States 20585
- Publication Date: 1989-9
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 41 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternate fuels; Chemical processes; Costs; Crude oil; Energy resources; Equipment; Federal assistance programs; Federal government; Fuel consumption; Fuels; Methanol; Natural gas; Natural resources; Petroleum; Prices; Raw materials
- Uncontrolled Terms: Federal programs; Feedstock; Fuel costs; Fuel prices
- Subject Areas: Energy; Finance; Geotechnology; Highways; Vehicles and Equipment; I96: Vehicle Operating Costs;
- Accession Number: 00494295
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOE/PE-0091
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 31 1990 12:00AM