Mps oppose fuel transport plans because they fear that the gas station operators would be able to charge more for fuel and that, in turn, the stations would stop operating.» The study finds that these fears are partially justified.
These es우리카지노timates are based on research by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Interior Policy Research Lab (IP바카라RL), which found that only 3,400 stations operated in 2012, while 1,400 stations were closed due to economic decline, and 500 stations were shut down due to safety concerns (the latter due to the deaths of three workers at a gas station in Colorado Springs).
Although the research did not estimate the costs of gas station closures, the study found that these costs could run between $100 and $150 for each station that closes in these scenarios. The federal report concludes: «According to these estimates, closures in these areas would result in lost economic activity, but are of limited economic value given that the remaining stations in the area have experienced similar or better fuel demand than the nearest stations.»
However, if the companies are actually to start operating more of these stations, the cost can be considerable. The EPA estimate for the total costs of a potential closed gas station is $2.7 billion in 2012 dollars, which is «more than the entire value of the entire coal industry in 2014,» said the study.
As the analysis points out, these closures could harm the environment by threatening fish and birds, and increasing costs for the community, because the gas stations are typically small businesses and 바카라사이트often have to find new revenue sources.
There has long been concern that the gas industry is driving the nation’s climate change. This is especially true since the gas industry is the primary cause of methane leakage into the atmosphere from deep underground fracking wells that can spew out large quantities of greenhouse gases.