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Transport of Hydrocarbons in the Oil and Gas Industries

Publication Type:
Information Paper 31

Publication Subject(s):

0 644 09416 8


Release Date:
March 1989

This Paper is an exploratory attempt to examine the distribution of raw and refined petroleum products by all transport modes over the period 1971–72 to 1986–87. The modal shares of the hydrocarbon movements task have been estimated together with the average growth rate of movements by each mode for that same period. Some origin-destination analysis has been undertaken with analyses of coastal shipping and pipeline movements being the most recent. Annually aggregated tonnages moved by the separate transport modes are the primary focus of this study. This study examines petroleum product movements up to 1986–87 and growth rates have been derived for each of the modal tasks up to this date. No forecasting of future movements shares, which would use these growth rates, is attempted.

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