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Agricultural demands for natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas in the USA


  • Uri, Noel D.
  • Gill, Mohinder


This study endeavors to determine whether farmers adjust their consumption of natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas in response to changes in the unit price of energy. A demand model is specified and estimated. The conclusions suggest that the unit price of natural gas (liquefied petroleum gas) is a factor impacting the quantity of natural gas (liquefied petroleum gas) demanded by farmers, but there is no indication that other types of energy are substitutes for natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas. Additionally, the number of acres irrigated is an important factor driving the demand for natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas. Finally, the estimated models of natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas demand were structurally stable over the period 1971-1989.

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  • Uri, Noel D. & Gill, Mohinder, 1992. "Agricultural demands for natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas in the USA," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 41(3), pages 223-241.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:appene:v:41:y:1992:i:3:p:223-241

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    1. Mackay, R. M. & Probert, S. D., 1995. "National policies for achieving energy thrift, environmental protection, improved quality of life, and sustainability," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 51(4), pages 293-367.
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    1. Whistance, Jarrett & Thompson, Wyatt, 2010. "How does increased corn-ethanol production affect US natural gas prices?," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 38(5), pages 2315-2325, May.

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