Transporting fossil fuel

Once extracted from the ground, the petroleum must be transported.to a refinery.
This may involve tanker ships.
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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



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