The coal market is characterized by a competitive market allocation system distributing coal from fixed supply regions to fixed demand regions with geological, environmental, and transport capacity constraints. Considerable success in coal market forecasting has been recorded using linear programming models. These models have a natural extension to the evaluation of coal transport policy. Careful interpretation of the optimal solution and dual variables of an integrated coal transport and coal market model can be used to examine two specific issues: the determination of transport rates that are negotiated between parties having substantial market power, and the social costs and benefits associated with relieving potential transportation bottlenecks in coal delivery. This paper defines the appropriate linear programming model in some detail and shows how it is used to investigate these issues. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 16-20
  • Monograph Title: Energy efficiency of various transportation modes
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  • Accession Number: 00197122
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028345
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM