A TRANSPORTATION MODEL FOR THE UNITED STATES COAL INDUSTRY

A general economic model is developed using linear programming methodology to minimize the cost of coal shipments in the United States. A more sophisticated recursive model is then specified to allow model solutions through time as well as the incorporation of the dichotomous coal market structure. The model is applied through time under varying assumptions of coal demand and sulfur dioxide emission regulations. The results indicate significant differences in flows and shadow values under alternative assumptions. Model solutions suggest intensive development of western coal reserves with the existence of sulfur restrictions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cornell University

    Agricultural Experiment Station
    Ithaca, NY  United States  14850

    National Science Foundation

    Research Applied to National Needs
    Washington, DC  United States  20550
  • Authors:
    • LeBlanc, M R
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

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  • Pagination: 229 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00150550
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: A.E. Res-76-10 MA Thesis, NSF/RA-760300
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-SIA74-21846
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM