Authors: Bandana Kar*, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, John Brewer, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Olufemi A. Omitaomu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Arun Iyengar, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Nicholas Roberts, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Rachel Hoesley, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Nizar A. Diab, KeyLogic Systems, Inc.
Topics: Geographic Information Science and Systems, Spatial Analysis & Modeling, Hazards, Risks, and Disasters
Keywords: Situational awareness, Liquid fuel availability, Extreme events, Fuel supply chain, Emergency response
Session Type: Virtual Paper
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:20 PM
Room: Virtual 7
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Liquid fuel availability is essential for the functioning of critical assets (i.e., hospitals and health care facilities) as well as for evacuation of population from an extreme event impacted zone. For instance, in the absence of a micro-grid, hospitals and medical centers rely on generators and access to refined petroleum products and natural gas for their continued operation. Likewise, natural gas and heating oil are extensively used in the northeast for heating systems. Despite the obvious use of oil and natural gas (ONG) in response and recovery activities, rarely any situational awareness information about the supply and availability of ONG is available to coordinate emergency efforts. The lack of such information is often associated with the decentralized nature of the ONG supply chain and insufficiency of reported data in order to protect business sensitive information. This project focuses on developing the STATIONS tool to provide situational and temporal awareness information about ONG availability across the supply chain during hurricane events to be used by first responders and other stakeholders. The tool has the potential to be expanded to incorporate other extreme events.