Port collection & separation facilities for oily wastes. Vol. 6: Determination of impact of the construction of offshore terminals on their contiguous ports.




Forster, R.L.
Moyer, J.E.
Lepaeu, M.

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Maritime Administration.


The impact of the energy crisis, embargoes and environmental concerns of transportation of crude oil and petroleum products to potential offshore receiving terminals is ascertained. As the proposed refinery construction programs are directly related to offshore terminal construction, the import of the various refinery construction programs on offshore terminals and the movement of produce by produce tankers is also analyzed. This was done by separating published plans into three categories; 1. refinery plans likely to be implemented, 2. refinery plans whose implementation is uncertain, and, 3. refinery plans which are not likely to be implemented. The various ports on the three coasts are analyzed with respect to sizes of tanker that may be accomodated and a vessel mix is developed. From this mix and the forecast petroleum demand, tanker movement requirements are estimated. These estimates are used to develop four arrival matrices for 1980 and for 1985 -- for PAD I and PAD III. Three arrival matrices are developed for PAD V over the same period. From these matrices based on assumed enforcement of the 1973 IMCO Convention, the quantities of oily wastes likely to arrive at given ports on the three seacoasts are estimated. The types of offshore terminals are discussed and the various proposed sites are mentioned. The various proposed U.S. refineries are tabulated and classified as to likelihood of construction. The Deepwater Port Act of 1974 is also discussed.


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water pollution, oil pollution, pollution control, waste disposal