National Energy Strategy: Hearings Before the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session, February 26 and 28, 1991

U.S. Government Printing Office, 1991 - 340 Seiten

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Seite 16 - July of 1989--more than a year before the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. The President directed the Department of Energy to work with federal agencies and the American people to craft a National Energy Strategy that emphasizes markets to balance our increasing need for energy at reasonable prices; our commitment to a healthier, safer environment; our determination to maintain an economy second to none; and our commitment to reduce reliance on insecure energy supplies.
Seite 138 - Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?' 'That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,
Seite 288 - Research must be conducted to develop techniques for gasifying these "fines," for disposition of liquid byproducts, and for consolidated fines
Seite 279 - ... energy balance and has the potential to make a meaningful contribution in cleaning up the environment. Natural gas is our nation's cleanest burning fossil fuel -- its combustion emits virtually no...
Seite 286 - ... low emissions of natural gas combustion equipment for this sector. These funds will cover activities to help extend application of technologies employed in UEG/EOR end-use sectors to industrial processes and to obtain fundamental understanding on the formation and recombination of pollutants. Continuing ceramic material RD&D funded at $1 million is also needed to address several technical issues that have impeded wide market penetration.
Seite 173 - US energy supply ana demand and the ability of previous forecasts to anticipate these changes. The study will describe current forecasts for the next 15 to 25 years and identify their underlying assumptions. The study will then identify and evaluate the primary sources of technical uncertainties in the forecasts. The sources of technical uncertainty include : economic growth rates and patterns; new energy supply, conservation, and end use technologies; geologic uncertainties about available oil and...
Seite 293 - Even after discounting those oil applications for which natural gas is not suited for displacement (such as feedstocks, asphalt and vessel bunkering) there remains nearly 900 mbd of distillate and residual fuel oil use in boiler and process applications that theoretically could be displaced by natural gas. Oil offsets could rise from 50 mbd in the immediate term to 200 mbd after a year. This would occur predominantly in dual-fuel boiler applications where gas and residual oil, in particular, are...
Seite 283 - Such a program should include advanced combined cycle turbines, steam-injected gas turbines (STIG) and intercooled steam-injected gas turbines (ISTIG). The ISTIGs, in particular, are approximately fifty percent more efficient than conventional powerplants, cost half as much as new coal or nuclear plants and can make great contributions to the nation's air pollution problems.
Seite 289 - ... and tars for utilization. Scientific and engineering feasibility studies of advanced generation gasification processes must also be conducted to develop a technological database for such processes. (3) Geopressured Methane ($9.6 million) Geopressured methane is found in either a free state or dissolved in water and trapped in sedimentary rock at higher-than-normal pressures. One of the largest geopressured areas underlies a portion of the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. Estimates of the total...
Seite 158 - AREAS The rapid decline in US oil production and the scarcity of new opportunities for finding large new oil fields within the lower 48 leads some to suggest that the federal government open to exploratory drilling and development a number of promising areas currently off-limits to these activities. The oil industry considers the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to be the United States...

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