Transporting fossil fuel
Once extracted from the ground, the petroleum must be transported.to a refinery.
This may involve tanker ships.
On land, petroleum may be shipped by rail.
Oil can also be transported by pipeline.
Oil spill clean-up
Current technology is unable to adequately deal with the environmental consequences of these accidents
Damage during transport can lead to oil spills. This has significant effects on our environment.
Alaska, 1989, Exxon Valdez -
Lac Megantic, Que., 2013 -
Oil pipeline rupture, Burnaby B.C. 2007