Liquefied energy gases-liquefied natural gas, propane, and butane--could become an increasingly important part of U.S. energy supplies, but moving and storing these liquefied gases pose serious dangers. To minimize the public risk involved in meeting the country's needs for these fuels: Future facilities for storing large quantities of these gases should be built in remote areas. Facilities already in other than remote areas should not be permitted to expand in size or in use, and the safety of each should be evaluated by the Federal Government. Large quantities of liquefied energy gases should not be transported through densely populated areas unless delivery is otherwise impossible. The Congress should consider consolidating into one agency many Federal responsibilities for evaluating and controlling the adverse consequences on energy operations. The Congress should create a Federal Hazardous Materials Compensation Fund to supplement private liability insurance.

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    U.S. General Accounting Office

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    Washington, DC  United States  20548
  • Publication Date: 1978-8-31

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  • Accession Number: 00180235
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: U.S. General Accounting Office
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 3 vols., EMD-78-28
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM