ARCTIC OIL AND GAS BY RAIL

The purpose of this study, as defined in the contract between the Transportation Development Agency and the study group "is to establish the engineering feasibility, costs, and time required to construct an Arctic railway as a possible means of transporting oil and liquefied natural gas (lng) from the Arctic to a point beyond the southern limit of permafrost". From that point, arbitrarily placed near the Trout River, it is assumed that the products will be moved to market via pipeline. The contract required the investigation of a series of possibilities in which not only the points of origin of the oil and gas are to be varied, but also the daily quantities of each product moved. Route requirements are described as: Mackenzie valley route - from Trout River in the Northwest Territories to a point on the Mackenzie delta, and Spur to Prudhoe bay, Alaska. The six volumes comprising this report are entitled: 1) introduction and summary 2) route selection and construction 3) railway operation and maintenance 4) petroleum products processing and handling 5) relevant considerations 6) cost data and analysis. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport Development Agency

    Ministry of Transport, Canada, 1000 Sherbrooke Street, West
    Montreal, Quebec H3A 2R3,   Canada 
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136422
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1976 12:00AM