ANALYSIS OF REQUIREMENTS AND CONSTRAINTS ON THE TRANSPORT OF ENERGY MATERIALS. VOLUME I

This report contains the findings of a study conducted to determine the degree in which the transportation system will be able to accommodate the goals of Project Independence, the degree in which transportation may be a constraint on the attainment of those goals and the effectiveness of various governmental policies in lifting any constraints. Historically, four modes of transport - railroad, waterway, pipeline and truck - have carried the Nation's three major energy materials - coal, petroleum and natural gas. The special characteristics of each mode and material and the economic and physical relationships which have developed among them are discussed to provide background information. Attention is then given to a consideration of the future movement of energy materials, an analysis of the expansion needs of each of the transport modes, and a discussion of the government policy options available to correct existing transportation problems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by the Interagency Task Force, Transportation Crosscut Group for the Federal Energy Administration, Project Independence, Blueprint, Final Task Force Report.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transportation

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    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129905
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1976 12:00AM