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QEER 2015, 11(44): 179-199 Back to browse issues page
Selecting the location of CNG stations for the maximum coverage of customers
Amene Rabbani 1
1- , rabbani.amene@gmail.com
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The increasing growth in gasoline consumption, environmental problems, the high cost of providing fuel, the country's limited oil resources, and the rich reserves of natural gas which has placed Iran in the second position in this respect at the international level, has led to replacement of compressed natural gas (CNG) for gasoline in the transportation sector to become one of the top priorities in the energy sector. Moreover, Iran has the second largest natural gas reserves in the world, thus the replacement of fuel CNG for gasoline can be one of the emergency solutions to deal with the overuse of gasoline and other fuel products. The appropriate location of natural gas stations can largely meet the fuel shortage and lack of access of citizens to it. in this study we examined a mathematical model developed to find suitable sites for construction of CNG stations. The purpose of this model is to minimize the costs and maximize the coverage of customers.we use Goal Programming to solve this problem. Finally, this model has been implemented in the form of a case study in Tehran. The results of the numerical analysis indicate that examples obtained from optimization of the proposed model reduce the total cost of the transportation in comparison with the present situation. Also, the sensitivity analysis performed indicates the accuracy of modeling in finding locations of the CNG stations in Tehran

Keywords: Facility Location, CNG Station, coverage, Goal Programming
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Type of Study: Thesis(M.A.) | Subject: Marketing, Finance
Received: 2013/11/4 | Accepted: 2014/06/10 | Published: 2015/11/8
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