Investigation of Energy Transportation Channels in China
In order to offer reference for the construction of energy transportation channels in China, we evaluated the existing system with the information entropy theory. By calculating the information entropy for the scale of construction of energy transportation channels with the data of annual investment in the fixed assets from 1986 to 2008, we analyzed the relation between transportation channels and the information entropy combined with the maximum entropy methods. Empirical results show that we should not let the rail transportation channels have excessive investment growth, and then secondly transfer some of the road investment to the transportation channels of waterway or pipeline while finally advance the construction step of the pipeline transportation channels. The quantitative evaluation of the construction scale of energy transportation channels is a important supplement to the traditional research and provide evidence for further development.
Zhu Zhilin & Patrick Wang
G. J. Jiang and H. B. Liu, "Investigation of Energy Transportation Channels in China", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 40-41, pp. 162-166, 2011