Begins with an analytical review of the trends since 1970 in U.S. crude oil and oil products imports by land and by sea, and of the tanker demand generated by these latter trades. Future trends in U.S. oil imports and tanker demand are predicted for the period 1978-1985, and compares the supply of U.S. flag and U.S. controlled tankers with the forecast U.S. tanker demand during this time. The analysis continues with an examination of the current and possible future U.S. energy and anti-pollution policies which will impinge upon these tanker supply and demand forecasts. In this latter context, the final section of the Study specifically examines such factors as U.S. deepwater ports, existing and proposed Caribbean and other transhipment facilities, the developing influences of new crude oil sources in Alaska, Mexico and the North Sea, and U.S. cargo preference and tanker safety legislation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    HPD Shipping Publications

    34 Brook Street, Mayfair
    London W1Y 2LL,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182910
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: HPD Shipping Publications
  • Report/Paper Numbers: N66
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM