Coal slurry pipelines are superior to rail transportation in most of the areas discussed here. This does not lead to the conclusion that they should replace rail coal shipping, since pipelines are only adaptable to situations where there are large, stable volumes of coal to be delivered over fixed routes. Rail transportation will remain essential for hauling the majority of the coal tonnage. The role of the coal slurry pipeline is to increase total energy transport capacity and to mitigate the social and environmental impact of rail operations in the West.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also RRIS 21 136398.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Mining Congress

    Ring Building, 1200 18th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Wasp, E J
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 27-32
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142313
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM