Oil pipelines are the cheapest method of transporting oil where they are available. Where the alternative of sea going veseels is not available, for example when the oil is produced in a land locked country, then the alternatives to pipelines are very much more expensive.
Pipelines have the major disadvantages that they are vunerable to sabotage, they require significant capital cost and time to build, and they are the least flexible option. Where a pipeline crosses a number of countries, the geopolitical problems can be very significant.
Below is a list of oil pipelines, including those in operation, under contruction and planned.
Middle Eastern Oil Pipelines
- Original List taken from Wikipedia but has been and will be further developed.
- Federal Energy Regulatory Commission USA Oil Pipeline Companies
- Canadian Energy Pipeline Association
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