ANALYSIS OF RELATIVE POLLUTION RISK AND ECONOMICS OF SHIP VERSUS PIPELINE TRANSPORT OF OCS OIL TO ONSHORE TERMINALS
Oil spill risks and the associated economics of transporting Outer Continental Shelf oil has generated substantial controversy in recent years. On the one hand, concern exists with maintaining environmental quality. On the other, energy developers are concerned with the potential added development expense resulting from environmental restrictions. Frequently the arguments for or against a particular mode of transportation are based more on speculation than fact. This paper presents a risk and cost comparison methodology for combining the available cost and spill risk data into a format that can be used for rational decision making.
- Presented at the Eighth Annual Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, May 3-6, 1976.
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- Owen III, J J
- DONOVAN, L J
- Weiss, D W
- Publication Date: 1976-5
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 14 p.
- TRT Terms: Economic analysis; Economics; Offshore terminals; Petroleum terminals; Pipelines; Pollution control; Risk analysis; Underwater pipelines
- Old TRIS Terms: Economic analysis (Pipelines); Environmental surveys; Pollution control economics
- Subject Areas: Economics; Environment; Marine Transportation; Pipelines; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00138282
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
- Report/Paper Numbers: V3, OTC 2715 Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM