Catégorie Logistics

Iran oil-export capacity rising

The combined carrying capacity of oil tankers leaving Iranian ports last month rose 6.4 percent from July, vessel-tracking data show. The implied capacity of departing vessels rose to the equivalent of 1.07 million barrels a day from 1.01 million barrels, according to signals gathered by IHS Maritime, a Coulsdon, England-based research company. The data may […]

Russia in talks to ship oil via Azeri pipeline

Russia is in talks with Azerbaijan to reverse an oil pipeline to ship Russian oil to Europe via Turkey after using it for years to export Azeri oil to Europe via Russia, an Azeri oil executive said on Monday. The move comes as a BP-led pipeline from Azerbaijan to Turkey is being used at only […]

Oil transportation by Pipeline

Pipelines are used to transport a number of substances including natural gas, fuels, hydrogen, water, beverages, and petroleum. Most people are familiar with the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS), but may be less well acquainted with the other 55,000 miles of crude oil trunk lines running throughout the United States. This number does not account for […]

Types of tankers

While no standardized system for the classification of oil tankers exists; the fleet is typically divided into four major categories based on carrying capacity. These categories are ULCCs and VLCCs, Suezmax, Aframax, and Panamax and Handysize tankers. To benefit from economies of scale charterers typically charter the largest possible vessel that can be accommodated in […]

Pipeline transport for oil and gas

One way to get oil and gas from its source to a refinery and then from a refinery to the people who use the gasoline and other products made there is with a pipeline. Oil pipelines are made from steel or plastic tubes with inner diameter typically from 4 to 48 inches (100 to 1,200 […]

Waterborne transportation: Oil barges

A barge is a flat-bottomed boat, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods. Some barges are not self-propelled and need to be towed or pushed by towboats. Oil barge is specially designed for carrying base oil and finished oil with flashpoint below 60°C. Similar to dumb barges, oil barge is generally flat-bottomed […]

Waterborne transportation: Oil tankers

Crude oil must be moved from the production site to refineries and from refineries to consumers. These movements are made using a number of different modes of transportation. Crude oil and refined products are transported across the water in barges and tankers. On land crude oil and products are moved using pipelines, trucks and trains. […]