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Pipelines
Oil pipelines are made from steel. They
usually have an inner diameter of about 10 to
120 cm (about 4 to 48 inches) and can run for
hundreds or thousands of kilometres. Advances in
technology are constantly improving the size
and strength of these pipelines.
Although pipelines
are less flexible than other
forms of transportation, they
are the safest, most efficient
and most economical way to
move oil.
All large modern oil
fields have direct connections
to major pipelines. Without these
pipelines, it would be impossible for
oil and oil products to reach
consumers.
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