Accession Number:

ADA101599

Title:

The Department of Defense Shale Oil Task Force. Volume I.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 77-Jun 78,

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (RESEARCH AND ADVANCED TECHNOL OGY) WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1978-10-05

Pagination or Media Count:

96.0

Abstract:

The research described in Volume I of the report explores the future availability of mobility fuels to DoD and addresses the options DoD has to ensure that its mobility fuel needs are satisfied. Volume I of the report contains a review of pertinent petroleum production and consumption trends projections of DoDs future requirements and a recommendation that DoD must plan for an orderly transition from natural crude to synthetic fuels during the time period 1985-2010. The report also points out that shale-derived military mobility fuel is an attractive near-term alternative to natural crude oil. Volume I concludes by providing a skeletal framework of a Defense Mobility Fuels Action Plan which includes a suggested management structure and assignment of specific tasks. Volume II of the report contains appendices which provide backup material to the report.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE