COAL TRANSPORTATION ECONOMICS

Transportation of coal by slurry pipeline has been proven to be technically and economically feasible in several commercial installations, the largest of which is a 438 kilometer (273 mile) 5 million ton per year system. Economics of slurry pipelines handling up to 30 million metric tons per year have been considered. Volume is an important determining factor, and at tonnage levels of about 20 million tons per year, a pipeline would offer substantial savings over rail. Due to its capital intensive character, a pipeline is much less subject to escalating costs than is a railroad. Data are presented in tabular and graphical form.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 260-280

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00135183
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 6
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM