ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS OF A PROPOSED COAL RAIL HAUL RATE INCREASE. ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY NO. 5

An analysis has been made of the potential environmental impacts of the request by the Burlington Northern Railroad for a proposed rate increase to haul coal from a mine in Wyoming to the J.T. Dealy coal-fired power plant of the San Antonio City Public Service Board. The proposed rate increase by the railroad would raise the cost of moving the coal from the present $11.94 per ton to $18.23 per ton; the effect would be to make the coal less competitive than fuel oil and to cause increased oil buring at the V.H. Braunig and O.W. Sommers plants. This proposed action would affect the distribution of the types and amounts of fuel supplies used with resultant environmental impacts on air pollutant emissions, air quality levels and water quality parameters.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Energy Studies
    Austin, TX  United States  78712
  • Authors:
    • Cooper Jr, HBH
    • Miksad, R W
    • Fruh, E G
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

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  • Pagination: 61 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196113
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UT/CES-ES--5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM