THE ENERGY CRISIS: FACT OR FICTION

The seriousness of the energy crisis is illustrated with tabulated and graphically represented statistics, and it is suggested that the problem may be alleviated by more reasonable environmental demands, and by energy conservation measures, the adoption of new forms of energy, energy research and development, and letting the market place determine the price of energy. Statistics giving the production, imports and costs of liquid products are tabulated. Figures illustrate the total energy, gas, oil, and coal produced, found, and used in the U.S. The proven recoverable gas and oil reserves at the end of 1972 are illustrated, as well as the total wells drilled in the U.S. from 1956 through 1974. The total demand for all tyupes of energy in the U.S from 1970 to 2000 is shown, and the actual and predicted energy demand and energy sources are tabulated.

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    • McKetta, John
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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 5-9
  • Monograph Title: OPTIMIZING THE USE OF MATERIALS AND ENERGY IN TRANSPORTATION CONSTRUCTION
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  • Accession Number: 00149929
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM