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The easiest and most utilized form of transportation in the oil and gas industry is trucking. With on-the-road transportation, you can schedule shipments at any time and move them at any place (petrol stations, tax warehouses, storage tanks in transporation companies, big factories, airports,..etc.. This advantage makes trucking way more beneficial than other transportation modes. Also, it moves smaller amounts of oil, meaning that the extent of damage in case of cracks or leaks is relatively small.
Oil tankers are special cylindrical containers connected to trucks. Tankers are adjusted to moving liquids, and they are good for moving oil as well. Although you cannot ship a large volume of oil through the truck, the vehicle can take it to any destination you need.
This transportation method suggests that oil is gathered and then transported directly to the site or plant via a pipeline network. Despite pipeline shipping being a hot topic of discussions between industry experts, it is a fast and reliable way to distribute oil. New technology helps advance the safety of this mode, and pipelines have sensors for monitoring important indicators like temperature, pressure, etc.
Pipeline transportation has its disadvantages. Firstly, it limits areas and destinations you can ship to because the pipeline infrastructure is not developed enough.
Ships are a slow, inexpensive, reliable way to move extremely large volumes of fuel. Ocean transportation has one big advantage over other shipping methods, which is that you can transport materials globally. Despite longer transit, it is the most efficient mode for moving oil across the world. Essentially, ocean shipping is mostly used as a part of a large intermodal strategy.
Rail transport was a primary way to move oil for more than 150 years. Rail transportation makes oil containers less prone to damage compared to other shipping modes. This method doesn’t have enough flexibility to move oil at any point. But, when combined with other modes, rail can be extremely beneficial for a fairly fast and cost-effective way to move oil long-distance.