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OtherIn addition to pipeline networks, oil is also transported by tanker ships, rail, and truck. Not all markets are accessible from pipelines, so trucks and rail tankers are often used. Canadian National has a system called CargoFlo that combines rail hauling, break-bulk facilities where the product can be loaded on to short-haul trucks for delivery, giving their Ocesnaclients flexibility and access to all facilities. The product can be transported from rail to truck when needed. Marine transportation for oil and gas companies is through shipping systems, ports, routes, and destinations. Ocean shipping operations are planned in great detail, including fleet parameters, storage requirements, ice conditions, and multiple Shell Canada Trucksports. The dangers of a spill are always there. The infamous Exxon-Valdez spill in 1989 hit the Bligh Reef in Price William Sound in Alaska. Between 11 million and 35 million gallons of crude oil were spilled, affecting 1,900 kilometres of coastline. Exxon spent over two billion dollars cleaning up the spill, which indicates that the economic and environmental costs of a spill are massive.




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