This report is the first volume of a three-volume study on the transportation of energy resources in the United States. It explains the modes by which each basic form of energy is carried, its historical background, the basic technology required, and describes the current movements, the industries involved, and the flexibility of different systems. It is intended to serve as a basic source of information concerning current energy transportation, and as back-ground for volumes two and three of the study, which deal with the Federal role in energy transportation and impending energy transportation issues respectively. The report is accompanied by nineteen maps of energy movements and modes which show in graphic form the types and amounts of energy used, their sources, points of consumption, and patterns of flow. The maps also display the systems of transportation used for energy movement, the production and consumption of energy by State, and the geographic extent and nature of the energy resources drawn upon. The data on which the maps are based, the information sources, and the necessary assumptions made are presented. Data are compiled on coal, petroleum, petroleum products, natural gas, and electric power transmission.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Maps jointly prepared by U.S. Geological Survey and the Congressional Research Service.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Congressional Research Service

    Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20540-7500
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 608 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176880
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM