Accession Number : ADA137766

Title :   U.S. Energy: Aviation Perspective,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY

Personal Author(s) : Blake,C L

PDF Url : ADA137766

Report Date : Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 191

Abstract : This report is a sequel/update of The Impact of Petroleum, Synthetic and Cryogenic Fuels on Civil Aviation, DOT/FAA/EM-82/29, June, 1982. Where the earlier report is more concerned with energy resources and availability, this report is more concerned with energy supply/demand balance and with prices. The report reviews world and U.S. energy, U.S. transportation energy, aviation fuel, natural gas, alternative fuels and energy sources, synthetic fuels, aviation fuel conservation, and petroleum price vulnerability. It draws heavily on The National Energy Policy Plan of 1983 and its supporting documents. World oil production and prices should remain generally steady for thirty to fifty years, growing slightly faster than the world economy. Near-term prices should be softer. OPEC can raise prices whenever demand for its production exceeds 80% of OPEC production capacity. The U.S. could delay or reverse future price rises by encouraging, or at least reducing restrictions against, domestic production. All future energy forecasts are risky. A disruption in crude production at any time until at least year 2000, can easily increase fuel prices by 100%.

Descriptors :   *Fuels, *Costs, *Energy conservation, *Economic analysis, Civil aviation, Supplies, Requirements, Energy, Transportation, Aviation fuels, Natural gas, Synthetic fuels, Oils, Production, Global, Forecasting, Automotive fuels

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE