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The effects of increased corn-ethanol production on U.S. natural gas prices

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dc.contributor.advisor Thompson, Wyatt en_US
dc.contributor.author Whistance, Jarrett en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-12T21:06:29Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-12T21:06:29Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009 Spring en_US
dc.identifier.other WhistanceJ-050809-T1248 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/6535
dc.description The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on January 26, 2010). en_US
dc.description Thesis advisor: Dr. Wyatt Thompson. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description M.S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Agricultural economics. en_US
dc.description.abstract In recent years, there has been a push to increase biofuel production in the United States. The biofuel of choice, it seems, has been ethanol produced from corn. The effects of increased corn-ethanol production on the consumer prices of food and energy continue to be studied and debated. This study examines, in particular, the effects of increased corn-ethanol production on domestic natural gas prices. A structural model of the natural gas market is developed and estimated using two-stage least squares. A baseline projection for the period 2007 to 2015 is determined, and shocks representing the effects of U.S. biofuel policies are applied. The results indicate that the increased level of corn-ethanol production occurring as a result of the current U.S. biofuel policies may lead to natural gas prices that are as much as 6% higher, on average, than if no biofuel policies were in place. en_US
dc.format.extent vii, 89 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ethanol as fuel en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Biomass energy -- Costs en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Natural gas -- Prices en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Agricultural wastes as fuel en_US
dc.title The effects of increased corn-ethanol production on U.S. natural gas prices en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Agricultural economics en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.S. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b73417750 en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 501998426 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2009 Theses
dc.relation.ispartofcollection 2009 Freely available theses (MU)


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