DISAGGREGATING PIES FUEL FORECASTS, VALIDATING PIES TRANSPORTATION MODEL DATA BASE, AND OTHER TECHNICAL SERVICES

Three research tasks concerned with modifications and/or alterations to the PIES (Project Independence Evaluation System) and one auxiliary research task are reported. The first task, a modification to the transportation data base for petroleum refining regions, was necessitated by a proposed change of the present seven refining districts to ten refining districts. Five of the "Standard Tables" on transportation costs required changes. Tariffs and route descriptions are given in interregional pipeline rates for crude oil and petroleum products. Pipeline tariffs and tanker costs for distribution of Alaskan oil to PIES refining regions are tabulated. In the second task the structure of the coal transportation submodel in PIES was changed by building a simplified transshipment network which makes it possible to easily track coal from the mine to the point of use. The third task is a brief description of natural gas rates and rate making practices in the U.S. The fourth task analyzes differences in actual wholesale prices in various other locations in a region (as opposed to the PIES centroid) with respect to the differences in transportation costs. (ERA citation 04:023416)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation & Economics Research Associates Inc

    1901 North Fort Myer Drive
    Arlington, VA  USA  22209

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20585
  • Publication Date: 1978-9-15

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  • Pagination: 84 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198148
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EM-77-C-01-8578
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM