This study assesses the impacts of the development of synthetic liquid fuels from coal and oil shale; the fuels considered are synthetic crude oils from coal and oil shale and methanol from coal. Key issues examined in detail are the technology and all of its resource requirements, net energy analyses of the technological options, a maximum credible implementation schedule, legal mechanisms for access to coal and oil shale resources, financing of a synthetic liquid fuels industry, decision making in the petroleum industry, government incentive policies, local and national economic impacts, environmental effects of strip mining, urbanization of rural areas, air pollution control, water resources and their availability, and population growth and boom town effects in previously rural areas.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, PB-255 994.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Congressional Record

    Superintendent of Documents
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Environmental Protection Agency

    401 M Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20460
  • Authors:
    • Dickson, E M
    • Steele, R V
    • Hughes, E E
    • Walton, B L
    • Zink, R A
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 876 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143354
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SRI-EGU-3505-Vol-2 Final Rpt., EPA/600/7-76/004B
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-68-03-2016
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1977 12:00AM