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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Eighth Annual Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, May 3-6, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

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  • Authors:
    • Owen III, J J
    • DONOVAN, L J
    • Weiss, D W
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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