ASSESSMENT OF U.S. ENERGY OPTIONS FOR PROJECT INDEPENDENCE

This study addresses the most important factors affecting the Nation's energy situation, and examines the consequences of actions that would change it. The authors accomplished the following: (1) evaluated both conventional and synthetic energy supplies through 1985; (2) projected demand and derived requirements for energy imports; (3) identified potential capital, manpower, material, and environmental issues; and (4) examined methods of mitigating the effects of another oil embargo. In order to accomplish these tasks, seven scenarios were developed which summarize various combinations of supply and demand, and reflect the following policy options: (1) base case--percent oil and gas prices; (2) increased price of natural gas; (3) increased coal production; (4) accelerated synthetic liquids production; (5) accelerated drill rig construction; (6) regulation of transportation; and (7) combination of drill rig construction and transportation regulation. 6 appendixes, 46 references. (ERA citation 02:010166)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Livermore

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Livermore, CA  United States  94550

    Energy Research and Development Administration

    20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, C J
    • Behrin, E
    • Green, E A
    • Higgins, G H
    • Ramsey, W J
  • Publication Date: 1975-5-14

Media Info

  • Pagination: 92 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154539
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM