Energy Policy Act Transportation Rate Study: Final Report on Coal Transportation

This is the third and final report to Congress by the Secretary of Energy, required by Title XIII of the Energy Policy Act of 1992. It examines changes in domestic coal transportation rates and coal distribution patterns since the enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA90). The Congress anticipated that the sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission limitations imposed by Title IV of CAAA90, Acid Deposition Control, would induce many operators of coal-fired power plants to shift to low-sulfur coal for generating electricity. Moreover, it was further anticipated that this shift would in turn lead to significant changes in regional patterns of coal production and distribution and to increases in shipping distances for coal. Concerned about the potential for escalation in the rates charged by railroads to transport coal, Congress directed the Energy Information Administration (EIA) to compile a database on transportation rates for domestic coal covering the period January 1, 1988 through December 31, 1997, and to prepare this report.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 93p

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  • Accession Number: 01155646
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOE-EIA-0597(2000)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 2010 4:26PM