This paper commences by reviewing the development of primary energy consumption and the dependence on imported energy in Europe, the USA and Japan. Energy requirements and the use of petroleum products in the transport sector is then analysed, as is the cycle of world oil production from 1900 onwards, forecasting trends up to 2100. Finally, transport policies are discussed in relation to energy consumption, and the implications in fuel and cost saving measures such as improved car technology, changes in passenger and freight modal splits, and physical constraints such as fuel rationing and changes in the internal organisation of individual modes. The number of the covering abstract for the symposium is IRRD no. 221684. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Sixth International Symposium on Theory and Practice.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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  • Authors:
    • BAYLISS, B
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1976


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 107-43

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147860
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 92-821-1036-2 Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1981 12:00AM