Accession Number:

ADA576154

Title:

Optimization of Purchase, Storage and Transmission Contracts for Natural Gas Utilities

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

1992-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Natural gas utilities supply about a quarter of the energy needs of the United States. From wellhead to consumer, operations are governed by an astounding diversity of purchase, transport, and storage contract agreements which prepare a complex physical distribution system to meet future demands no more predictable than next years weather. We present a decision support system based on a highly detailed optimization model used by utilities to plan operations which minimize cost while satisfying regulatory agencies. Applications at Southwest Gas Corporation are presented along with a case study at Questar Pipeline Corporation.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE