ROLE OF TRANSPORTATION OF ENERGY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SOUTHWEST

The total cost of an energy transportation project consists of hard costs which are directly measurable in traditional ways, and soft costs which reflect social impacts, political conflict, environmental damage, and other less readily quantifiable impacts. Soft costs and benefits are playing an increasingly important role in decision making for western energy projects. General models for estimating the hard costs of unit train and coal slurry pipeline transportation of coal were developed and run. It was found that soft costs such as the political difficulty of obtaining water for slurry pipelines may outweigh the hard costs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by California Univ., Los Angeles. Inst. of Geophysics and Planetary Physics.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Lake Powell Research Project

    Los Angeles, CA  USA 

    University of California, Los Angeles

    Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics
    Los Angeles, CA  USA  90024

    National Science Foundation

    Applied Science and Research Applications, 1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20550
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, O L
    • ROGOZEN, M B
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

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  • Pagination: 47 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190790
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BULL-50, NSF/RA-770587
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-ENV72-03470
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM